Monday, 26 September 2016

Book tour: Nice Day for a White Wedding - A.L. Michael + giveaway


Sometimes, Happy Ever After is where the real trouble begins…

Chelsea Donnolly wasn’t supposed to amount to anything. But if there’s one thing the bad girl from the estate liked better than trouble, it was a challenge. So, to the amusement of her best friends Evie, Mollie and Ruby – and the disbelief of her teachers – this bad girl turned good.

These days, Chelsea is the kind of girl people are proud to know – and, after a surprise trip to Venice, she has a ring on her finger to prove it. But to get there, she’s had to learn to keep her deepest secrets from everyone – even her fiancé. And when wedding preparations threaten to blow her cover, Chelsea can’t help but wonder: in her battle to the top, might she have left the best parts of herself behind?

My opinion.
From the outset, it's clear that there's more to Chelsea Donnolly than meets the eye. She's a contradiction that's both impressive, and could almost give you a headache - imagine how she feels! Bad girl gone good? If only it was as simple as that.
Everything about her childhood and teenage years and environment screams "give up". But she didn't. Not only does she fight for what she wants, she's strong, sassy and independent. I love a good confident main character! She managed with her MIL in 4 days what I haven't achieved in over 4 years. 
Nice Day for a White Wedding has a gorgeous mix of topics and is not 'just' a fluffy story about an engagement. It raises the question if your background and family make you, or your choices? It shows the importance of friendships and being able to trust someone with you - the whole you. It has a holiday feel to it an a "monster in law". It's funny and sad, romantic and calls you down to earth all at ones.
[It can be read as a stand alone novel (like I read it), but I for one I'm excited to read more in this series.]


About the author:
A.L. Michael is hurtling towards the end of her twenties a little too quickly. She is the author of 'Wine Dark, Sea Blue', 'The Last Word', 'My So Called (Love) Life', 'Driving Home for Christmas', and 'If You Don't Know Me By Now', based upon her experiences as a London barista. 
Her new three book series, The House on Camden Square, starts with 'Goodbye Ruby Tuesday' and focuses on three friends as they try to open an arts centre in Camden, in memory of their rock star friend.

She is a Creative Therapeutic Facilitator, currently researching the power of creative writing to be helpful in recovering from eating disorders, and likes running writing workshops that link together the body and the mind. When she's not writing, she likes yoga, trying to bake healthy treats and was a hipster before hipsters were hipster. Well, she likes Chai lattes and owns a Mac.


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