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Elly in Bloom - Colleen Oakes
Elly in Bloom
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What would you do if you had to design your lover's wedding? Surrounded by lush flowers and neurotic brides, chubby 32-year old Elly Jordan has carved out a sweet little life for herself as the owner of Posies, a boutique wedding florist in St. Louis. It’s not bad for a woman who drove away from... show more
What would you do if you had to design your lover's wedding? Surrounded by lush flowers and neurotic brides, chubby 32-year old Elly Jordan has carved out a sweet little life for herself as the owner of Posies, a boutique wedding florist in St. Louis. It’s not bad for a woman who drove away from her entire life just two years ago when she found her husband entwined with a red-headed artist. Sure, Elly has an embarrassingly beautiful best friend, a terribly behaved sheepdog and a sarcastic assistant who she simply calls “Snarky Teenager”, but overall her days are pleasantly uneventful. As a bonus, her new next door neighbor just happens to be an unnervingly handsome musician who has an eye for curvy Elly. Just when she feels that she is finally moving on from her past, she discovers that an extravagant wedding contract, one that could change her financial future, is more than she bargained for. With the help of her friends, staff and the occasional well-made sandwich, Elly bravely agrees to take on the event that threatens to merge her painful history with her bright new life, and finds herself blooming in a direction she never imagined. Elly’s voice, both charming and hilarious, will appeal to those readers who have been looking for a new voice in chick-lit, and will give women of all sizes the realistic heroine they’ve been waiting for.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781477514122 (1477514120)
Pages no: 324
Edition language: English
Series: The Elly in Bloom (#1)
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The Book Diva's Reads
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3.0 Elly in Bloom
3.5 star readIf you think you have problems imagine this: you're still grieving the death of your mother, you come home from lunch and find your husband having sex in your marital bed and he tries to make you believe it's all your fault. That was the life of Elly Jordan. Fast-forward two years and s...
Readsalot81
Readsalot81 rated it
This book frustrated me on several levels. I don't necessarily think the writing is bad.. but the character development.. blargh. I don't think much of a heroine who needs to have people help pick herself up everytime something does not go according to plan. For someone that runs her own business, t...
These Books Are My Friends
These Books Are My Friends rated it
3.0
Very cute story. Glad she got her revenge in the end! Also I started reading the author's blog yesterday and I have to say I'm kind of a little in love with her now.
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