Thursday, April 5, 2012

Review: A Wedding Invitation by Alice J. Wisler

Review: A Wedding Invitation by Alice J. Wisler

IN A GLANCE: I was a bit disappointed when I read this one. The main character is so one dimensional and sometimes very unbelievably dumb.

Title: A Wedding Invitation
Author: Alice J. Wisler
Publisher: Bethany House Publishing
Format: Paperback
Genre: Adult Contemporary Fiction
ISBN #: 978-0-7642-0733-4
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After returning home from teaching English at a refugee camp in the Philippines, Samantha Bravencourt enjoys her quiet life working at her mother's clothing boutique in Falls Church, Virginia. When she receives an invitation to a wedding in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, she looks forward to reconnecting with her college friend. Instead her life collides with Carson, a fellow teacher and the man who broke her heart, and a young Amerasian refugee named Lien who needs Samantha and Carson's help to find her mother before Lien's own wedding. When the search for Lien's mother reveals surprising secrets from the past, Samantha must reevaluate her own memories and decide whether to continue to play it safe or take a risk that could change her life.


I was so excited when I got this book in the mail after I had won it from Library Things Early Reviewers Giveaway.  But when I started turning the pages and reading the words in this book I pretty much got tired of it really fast. 

The main character is so one dimensional and throughout the whole story you really never get to see her grow.  I caught myself wishing this story was more about the other characters in this story and not about Samantha.  If it weren't for those characters, I probably would have marked this book as a DNF and gave up. I just couldn't get into the love story, it just seemed to fake to me, there was so many things that were so unbelievable to me. 

I will say I loved the character Dovie, I think she is what got me to finish this book.  Also I will say I think this book was really well written.  I liked the history in the book.  I'm a big history buff though so if you don't like History you might not like it.

If you want a light read, this is defiantly that.  I just really got annoyed with Samantha, so much that I have to give this book a lower rating then I would have if it wasn't mainly about her.

A Wedding invitation wasn't he best book I've read, but it was okay for a light read.

My Rating:

Plot: 15/20
Characters: 10/20
Writing: 15/20
Creativity: 17/20
Cover: 10/10
Ending: 10/10

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