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 and soul 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 strong connection between her mother and her English teacher, Sam, ensure this. Could it be that her thirteenth birthday wish comes true this time? But for as long as she can remember, Willa has dreaded the day when steel armor surrounds her mother. It could only mean one thing, another movement.


In her efforts to secretly assist her mother Stella’s weddings, Willa always includes a secret thirteenth ingredient until the day it all comes to an end that no one suspected.


“Mother, your weddings were perfect, but you were sewing sadness on them, like a spell. I know you didn’t realize it, or you did it on purpose, but the day after the wedding your girlfriends started crying and… .”


Willa’s hopes and dreams will cast a spell on the reader. Add co-conspirators, you’ll cheer Willa on with every action she takes for the one thing she’s ever wanted. However, sometimes what you want is not really what you are looking for.


No wonder “The Wedding Planner’s Daughter” has sold half a million copies and is now a series. Visit Coleen Murtagh Paratore at: to learn more about her exciting career as a writer.

Qualification: The Wedding Planner’s Daughter

Written by: Coleen Murtagh Paratore

Soft cover: 200 pages

Centuries: 8-13

Editor: simon and schuster

ISBN-13: 978-0-689-87340-9

Publication: February 2005

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