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Save the date for this funny and poignant novel of family, friendship, letting go, and moving on by the award-winning author of Room to Breathe.
Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson O'Rourke were inseparable--but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Mel's wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two haven't spoken for the past twenty-some-odd years, and they'd be happy if they never crossed paths again.
But now Mel's daughter and Teeny's son have fallen in love--and announced their engagement.
Which means the two women must tolerate one another and play nice long enough to plan their children's dream wedding. From the beginning, they clash. Melanie imagines a classy, elegant event, in keeping with tradition. Teeny's vision is a bit more extravagant, and thanks to her habit of marrying well, she's got the cash to plan the flashiest wedding of the season.
Complicating matters are the men in their lives: Tennyson is falling for the wrong guy, and Melanie is trying to hold on to a flailing marriage. Amid the flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, seating charts, and bridal showers, Mel and Teeny confront their past mistakes--with twenty years of pent-up drama.
When the day of the wedding finally arrives, their friendship might just be something old and something new.

The Wedding War by Liz Talley
Published by Amazon Publishing on 04/21/2020

Genres: Women's Fiction, Contemporary Romance

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I received a complimentary ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

The Wedding War by Liz Talley

Melanie “Mel” Layton and Tennyson “Teeny” O’Rourke used to be best friends.  When Teeny and her boyfriend, Kit broke up their first year of college, Teeny never expected that her best friend Mel would start dating him later and eventually marry him, thus killing their friendship.  It didn’t help that Teeny decided to attend their wedding and drop a major secret on their family and friends.

Now, 20+ years later the unthinkable happens, Mel’s daughter is now engaged to Teeny’s son and the two of them are going to have to put aside their differences so their children can have the wedding of their dreams.  Too bad Mel and Teeny each have different ideas of what that dream wedding will look like.

As Mel and Teeny go through the emotions of helping plan the wedding, they start to spend more time together, and their old friendship starts to peek through.  Throughout the story there are some fun, laugh out loud moments; some emotionally tearful ones; and some loving, regretful ones.

Overall this story will take you full circle from the beginning of Mel and Teeny’s friendship through present day with their new form of friendship.  Be ready to laugh, cry and swoon as these two women try to find their way to happier times.

I just adored this story.  Teeny was so fun and out there you couldn’t help but laugh at things she’d do.  Mel was the opposite…quiet and reserved and always doing what she is suppose to do.  Together they offset each other wonderfully and you could really see why they were such good friends in the past.

If you are looking for a swooning love story, this is not it….this is more a story about two women; their friendship together; and why they need to go back to being best friends.


The Wedding War by Liz Talley

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About Liz Talley

Liz Talley

USA Today best-selling author Liz Talley loves staying home in her jammies and writing emotional women’s fiction and romance. Liz has published twenty-seven books, reaching number one in kindle romance. Her stories are set in the South where the tea is sweet, the summers are hot, and the porches are wide. Liz lives in Louisiana with her childhood sweetheart, two handsome children, two dogs and a mean kitty. You can visit Liz at or follow her on Instagram or Facebook to learn more about her upcoming books.

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