Wednesday, June 9

Audiobook Review: The Wedding Gift by Carolyn Brown

Author: Carolyn Brown
Narrator: Brittany Pressley
Title: The Wedding Gift
Genre: Novella, Contemporary, Romance, Short Story
Format: Audiobook
Published: November 10th 2020
Where I got It: Audible

A week before your wedding is no time for your ex to ride back into town, stirring up trouble. But that’s exactly the predicament Darla McAdams finds herself in. With practically the entire town of Tishomingo, Oklahoma, in attendance, the last place she wants to be is at her grandparents’ 60th wedding anniversary party with the whole family, her fiancĂ© and her old flame all in the same room.

Darla’s grandmother Roxie has seen many a bride tested, and she knows Darla is at a crossroads. It’s time to share the truth about Roxie’s own marriage to Darla’s grandfather - and the gift that saved their marriage so many years ago. By revealing secret after secret, the most startling involving a television set, Roxie gives Darla a wedding gift she’ll cherish forever, but only Darla can listen to what’s inside her heart and know who she’s meant to say “I do” to.

Awww! I really should read more Carolyn Brown books! They are always fun and sweet. 

In this novella, we follow Darla who is about to get married but now all these doubts are hitting her when her ex comes into town and wants her back. She goes to her grandma for help in what to do. Grandma Roxie decides it time to share her own marriage issues to help Darla through this Bride Test.

This wasn't a typical romance tale. Darla and her boo are already engaged and about to get married (which I would love to see the beginning of that relationship). I enjoyed this not typical romance. It was nice to see that engagement and marriage is not always butterflies and rainbows. People have fights. People have doubts. People make-up. 

I did have to roll my eyes though because that ex of hers, Will or whatever, is a total asshat. He SUCKS majorly. How was that even temptation?????? SMH. I guess love/lust is blind. Super, duper blind. 

I did like the side story about Grandma. I do wish this had been longer or too different short stories. I wanted more about Grandma's and Darla's love stories. I feel like there was more to everyone's stories. 

The narrator sounded familiar to me. I think she has done previous Carolyn Brown books. She is good. Her girl and boy voices are good. 

In the end, I'll give this 3 stars. I wanted more for sure. 

- #32 for Audiobook challenge


Sophia Rose said...

I love her books, too. I still need to listen to or read this one.

Jen Twimom said...

I'll have to look for her contemporaries on Audible. Thanks.

Blodeuedd said...

I always like her boks, however they are

Carole Rae said...

Sophia, it's a short one!

Jen, there are some there.

B, yesss she is always fun.