Monday, July 10, 2006

As I was reading this book, I couldn't help but think that the characters seemed awfully familiar. Turns out I had read the first book in this series of three (this one being the last). Obviously I didn't find it very memorable. And sadly, the same is true of "Late for the Wedding."

It was actually a pleasant little book to read. The writing is good but just kind of shallow. There was no real depth to the book, which is not uncommon in romance novels. And to be honest, sometimes I don't want to read a deep book, I just want something light and fluffy. This book definitely fits that bill.

Don't let the title fool you, though. "Late for the Wedding" doesn't describe a bride or groom hurrying to meet their true love at the alter. Instead it is in reference to a number of Society deaths that have all occuried in rather close together, all of which resulted in the termination or rearrangement of wedding plans. Thus the groom is "late" because he was thrown off the roof of a building. Amanda Quick always writes Regency mysteries, and in this book her investigator characters Tobias March and Lavinia Lake are on the case to find the people responsible for these killings-for-hire. Of course, they have a tendre for each other, as well.

All in all, an easy read that is a fun way to pass the time but utterly forgettable.

Lindsey's Grade: B

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