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The Wedding Planner’s Daughter – Book Review

Finally, 12-year-old Willafred Havisham, or Willa as she likes to be called, believes with all her heart that she and her mother, Stella, are finally in the right place at the right time? Willa’s dreams of her first best friend and the major bond between her mother and her English teacher, Sam takes it down for her. Could it be his thirteenth birthday that could come true this time around? But for as long as she can remember, Willa dreads the day when steel armor surrounds her mother. It could only mean one thing, another movement.
In efforts to secretly help the weddings her mother Stella plans, Willa always includes a secret thirteenth ingredient until the day it all ends that no one suspected.
“Mother, your marriages were perfect, but you sewed your sadness into them, like a spell. would start crying and…”
Willa’s hopes and dreams will bewitch the reader. Add co-conspirators, you’ll cheer Willa on with every action she takes for the one thing she’s always wanted. However, sometimes what you want is not really what you are looking for.
It’s no wonder “The Wedding Planner’s Daughter” has sold 1/2 million copies and is now a series. Visit Coleen Murtagh Paratore at: to find out more about his exciting writing career.

Title: The wedding planner’s daughter
Written by: Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Supple cover: 200pages
Age: 8-13
Editor: Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13: 978-0-689-87340-9
Publication: February 2005

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