Marisol, Janelyn, and Pearl de la Rosa are sisters who just took over their parents’ wedding planning business. While mom and dad are enjoying retirement, the girls need to sort out the business, the financials are a bit of mess.
Although they are equal partners, contention arises when Pearl, the youngest sister and the social media manager, wants to be a full-fledged wedding planner like her sisters, but Mari, the eldest, is too much of a control freak to turn her baby sister loose. Jane, the middle child, is the peacemaker but it takes almost a complete break before things get back under control. Can’t have a wedding planner story without some romance and Mari is the lucky sister who finds true love.
There was a real opportunity missed here. We are told that the girls are Filipino, yet we don’t get much of the culture beyond brief mentions and I really would have liked to learn more. Instead, the story focuses on relationships between the sisters and their wedding clients.
Verdict: This sweet family story/romance will appeal to fans of Susan Mallery and RaeAnne Thayne. Especially suitable for public libraries looking for more #ownvoices authors.
©Library Journal, 2019
4/19 Stacy Alesi, AKA the BookBitch
THE KEY TO HAPPILY EVER AFTER by Tif Marcelo. Gallery Books (April 23, 2019). ISBN 978-1501197581. 320p.
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