Book Review: The Secret Bridesmaid

 Sophie is a wedding expert whose job is to become part of the bridal party and do whatever the family needs, from small errands to full-blown wedding planning.  Her most important task is to manage crises that occur during or before the wedding, such as a drunk groom or missing “luxury” port-a-potties.  When she is hired to become a bridesmaid for the difficult daughter of a Marchioness, Sophie encounters her biggest challenge yet, and possibly a romance.

“Sophie is a professional bridesmaid.”  Just that  much of the description of this hilarious British romcom had me hooked, and I had to know more. This is such a fun book.  The idea of a professional bridesmaid is intriguing, and the author will have you chuckling with some of the crazy email exchanges Sophie has with clients.  We learn a little bit about British nobility, but this is mostly a book about friendship, with a nice little romance to boot.  This book takes us from humor to heartbreak and back again, with a lot of wedding hijinks thrown in.  You will laugh aloud, and maybe even shed a tear, while reading this delightful book.  Fans of romantic comedies, friendship reads, and weddings will enjoy this book.

The Secret Bridesmaid will be released on May 4, 2021.

I received a free copy of this book from St. Martin’s Press via Netgalley.  My review is voluntary.






Katy Birchall

After attending Woldingham School in Surrey, Katy Birchall went to the University of Manchester where she studied English Literature and Linguistics before gaining a Master’s degree in Post-1900 Literature, Theories and Cultures.

Katy is the author of the side-splittingly funny The It Girl: Superstar Geek, The It Girl: Team Awkward and The It Girl: Don’t Tell the Bridesmaid. Her series, Secrets of a Teenage Heiress, was released in 2018. 

Katy won the 24/7 Theatre Festival Award for Most Promising New Comedy Writer with her very serious play about a ninja monkey at a dinner party. Her pet labradors are the loves of her life, she is mildly obsessed with Jane Austen and one day she hopes to wake up as an elf in The Lord of the Rings.

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