Claire is thrilled that she gets to be a junior bridesmaid in her cousin, Belle’s wedding, especially since Belle is marrying the Prince of England! Once in London, however, Claire discovers that her cousin’s fairy tale romance might not be as perfect as it seems. The prince might not be prince charming, and another junior bridesmaid’s suspicious behavior makes Claire wonder if she’s trying to sabotage the wedding. And then there’s the cute British boy who gives Claire butterflies...
This book is the literary equivalent of cotton candy. It’s sweet, fun, light, and enjoyable. Girls who like romance, fairy tales, royalty, and European adventures will lose themselves in the delightfully romantic and almost magical world Jennifer Roy has created. Some readers might be annoyed by the intentionally misleading prologue which builds up more suspense than the end of the story really warrants. Others might be annoyed by the somewhat sudden and unrealistic reveal that ties up much of the mystery of the book in a particularly unbelievable scene. But I think almost all readers will love Claire, and Belle, and will swoon over the adorable Tristan, the boy on whom Claire develops a big crush. Claire’s sight-seeing tours are great for armchair travelers, and readers will love to hate Pandora, the junior bridesmaid so intent on bringing down the whole wedding ceremony.
Give this book to fans of the Wedding Planner’s Daughter series, and to girls who like the Princess Diaries. It’s a fluffy, entertaining story, and the ending practically begs for an equally cute sequel.
I borrowed Cordially Uninvited from my local public library.