The Wedding Planner’s Daughter…by Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Posted December 12, 2011on:
This book was tale of twists and heart breaks. Each heartbreak keeps you reading for more…hoping for something happy. The twists had the same effect on me…wanting more smiles and happiness…and that kept me reading. To me, every word was a sweet little morsel.
Willa Havisham is a 12-year-old. She loves cherry cordials (cherries dipped in chocolate), reading ”classics” and is probably the world’s worst wisher. She lost hope in making wishes and is sad. She is bothered because she feels inadequate in comparison to the other girls in her life – her mother (Stella) is a very successful wedding planner and her grandmother is very popular candy maker. For a VERY long time, Willa has dreamed of having a normal family – one with a mother and a father. But after a while she gave up on that dream.
One day, Willa was getting ready for the 4th of July picnic and see runs into her English teacher (Sam). She invites him to join her family at the beach for a holiday celebration. It was not long before Willa realized that her mother and Sam were falling in love. Soon, Willa realized that her wishes were coming true…she had a family that she always wanted…with a mother and a father.
What I liked about this book was that everything fit in place and you did not have to ask yourself what was happening. I completely understood the what was going on. I also enjoyed how I could relate to Willa (I live with both of my parents, I also like chocolate/candy and I LOVE reading). A dislike I had was that it had these little quotes from famous books and people and I did not know anything about that reference. The moral of The Wedding Planner’s Daughter is that everything and everyone makes a difference and to never give up dreaming!