Only Ever Her by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen
ebook, 298 pages
Expected publication: May 7th 2019 by Lake Union Publishing
About the Book:
It was to be the perfect wedding—until the bride disappeared. Annie Taft’s wedding is four days away, and it will be one of the grandest anyone can remember in her small South Carolina town. Preparations are in order. Friends and family are gathering in anticipation. Everything is going according to plan. Except that Annie herself has vanished. Did she have second thoughts? Or has something much worse happened to the bride-to-be? While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves.
I liked the premise of the book but the execution failed. Sadly for me, the book felt a bit drawn out. I could not connect or feel much for the characters, there were just way too many of them. It took me three days to finish this book, and that is a long time for me. I didn't like Annie or any of the other one-dimensional characters in the book.
The characters are sort of ambiguous in that you're not really sure if you are supposed to like them or not. The prose was fine to read - nothing particularly good or bad, though maybe a little repetitive at times. I just felt the book was so-so. This one just didn't do it for me.
Thank you NetGalley, Lake Union Publishing and Marybeth Mayhew Whalen for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an impartial review; all opinions are my own.
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