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2.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 52.98 out of 5 2.98 (44 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Madeleine Wickham Narrator: Katherine Kellgren, Madeleine Wickham Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: June 2009 ISBN: 9781427207357
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At the age of eighteen, in that first golden Oxford summer, Milly was up for anything. Rupert and his American lover, Allan, were an important part of her new, exciting life, so when Rupert suggested to her that she and Allan should get married to keep Allan in the country, Milly didn't hesitate.

Ten years later, Milly is a very different person and engaged to Simon—who is wealthy, serious, and believes her to be perfect. Milly's secret history is locked away so securely she has almost persuaded herself that it doesn't exist—until, only four days before her elaborate wedding. To have and to hold takes on a whole new meaning when one bride's past catches up with her and bring the present crashing down.

With her trademark style of keen insight, and razor sharp wit, Madeleine Wickham introduces her fanatical fan-base, plus a host of new readers to a fresh and irresistible heroine in The Wedding Girl.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A rare breed of beach read that is breezy but does not wriggle out of difficult adult choices.”

    Entertainment Weekly on Sleeping Arrangements

  • “Gutsy prose and an excellent ear for social comedy.”

    Independent

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth Ridoflo | 2/9/2014

    " Interesting characters. Compelling story line. Good read. Couldn't put it down. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer Cooper | 1/28/2014

    " Liked Sleeping Arrangements and A Desirable Residence better - they had less tidy endings. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Robin | 1/20/2014

    " so, so. predictable and not very interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sonia Copeskey | 1/19/2014

    " This author and Sophie Kinsella are actually the same person - Sophie's books (Shopaholic series) are generally more fun, light hearted and very quick to get into and read. Her books under Wickham, I've found, are a little more serious and sometimes hard to pick up in the beginning. But, as a fan of easy books in between more serious reads, it was a good break! The storyline was actually a bit surprising. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Camden | 1/12/2014

    " This book was fun and charming, I really liked the main characters and it had a happy ending tied in a bow. Several parts were so unrealistic (Alexander popping back up and remembering Milly, Milly finding Rupert in London), but that's what makes it fun chick lit! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Amystraub2004 straub | 1/8/2014

    " It was an okey read. This read didn't make me lol. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kim | 12/29/2013

    " I finished it in a day; it was a nice light read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 12/18/2013

    " Did I really read this? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kristyn Pinchuk | 11/4/2013

    " The beginning came across as a little stupid at times, but warmed up to be quite an enjoyable read near the end. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kristina Hoerner | 10/27/2013

    " While I enjoyed this book, I don't understand what this author has with main characters that build their life on lies. She does it in the Shopaholic books as well. While her stories are enjoyable, I don't have a lot of sympathy for characters that just won't tell the truth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jazzie077 | 10/22/2013

    " Not my favorite. Didn't keep my attention and I kept reading it off and on. Fluff book, but still made me smile at times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kenaia | 10/16/2013

    " This is not one of this author's best novels, but it still has her trademark humor and honesty. Her characters are always real with absurd but somehow realistic situations in a manner that deals with the emotions of the entire cast. It's very appealing. A good winter read. :) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kim Davis | 8/21/2013

    " The is probably the third Wickham book I have read and not cared for. LOVE Sophia Kinsella books, Madeleine Wickham...not so much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christina Graves | 8/10/2013

    " I love anything this author writes "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marilyn | 7/6/2013

    " I liked the book except for the part where the older sister hooks ups with the grooms father. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ryann | 6/14/2013

    " I found the main character to be a bit annoying at times, but she became more endearing and the story got better. It's light-hearted and fun, typical Madeleine Wickham/Sophie Kinsella. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Erin Leschot | 12/17/2012

    " I like it. Always love a good read with lots of twists and fun "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauren Corbett | 11/3/2012

    " Usually love Sophie Kinsella, but this one sucked. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gregandemy | 7/21/2012

    " unfortunately, 2 stars was being generous for me. I just could not get into this book and found it to be a chore to finish. I can't pinpoint what it was I didn't like, I just never did enjoy it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lara | 5/23/2012

    " I read this because I missed Sophie Kinsella's writing. It was interesting at first and then it got a little boring. Thankfully, it got better towards the end. :-) "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Leilani | 5/9/2012

    " I noticed a shelve called book I started but should not have finished, yesterday. This book would probably go their for me. It was ok but I would never suggest it to a friend. It had some really good story lines though some sweet parts. It just had a lot of other stuff i am not very happy about. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Barb | 1/28/2012

    " Author Madeleine Wickham (pseudonymn) has written a number of books as Sophie Kinsella. This one is pretty light reading, but an engaging story nonetheless. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Martine | 1/15/2012

    " I enjoyed this book, evntho it was not the uproarously funny stories written by Sophie Kinsella. It seemed to be more conflict resolution and mystey than romance. But still a good read. It had more meat than regular Sophie Kinsella books but those books are my faves! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Suzanne Askew | 12/20/2011

    " Enjoyed listening to the book!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Elizabeth Ryan | 11/25/2011

    " i highly enjoyed this soap-opera plot! it was really cute; not high literature or anything, but truly a nice beach read. grade-a "chick lit"! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Molly | 9/30/2011

    " Madeleine Wickham books definitely seem to have a more serious tone than Sophie Kinsella books, but I am enjoying them. I liked that this book dealt with modern issues such as gay rights. Overall, I enjoyed the characters and the storyline. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Kimberle | 5/28/2011

    " The bride and groom were whiney and much too immature to consider marriage or even pet ownership. Almost every character was unpleasant and I'm very glad I don't know any of them. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 5/14/2011

    " a light book but not so fluffy - quite serious issues actually and not so happy at all at the beginning but all ends well. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Liz | 5/11/2011

    " Did I really read this? "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 5/5/2011

    " Completely lacking in the charm the "Confessions of a Shopaholic" has. I'd give it more like a 2.5 star rating. But really not worth your time. I bought it at a thrift shop and I can see now why someone was willing to let go of it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ann | 5/4/2011

    " Quick chick-lit. Read it in one day. Not "literature" but entertaining. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 5/2/2011

    " It was a cute story. A little bit predictable at first but then it got better. Good beach read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jeanne | 4/30/2011

    " Well what else could I pick up to read on the day of THE wedding?

    Lovely, easy read over the weekend. Slightly darker than I expected from a frothy chick-lit, but it all ended happily ever after, so that's what counts! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anne | 4/26/2011

    " standard madeleine wickham, good stuff "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Andrea | 4/25/2011

    " This book was ok. Maybe only ok b/c I am preoccupied but still didn't enjoy the plot or lack thereof of one! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Abby | 4/24/2011

    " Light and obvious, but full of good characters. You know the ending will be happy but that's OK. It does make one wonder about the importance of a big wedding. Especially with all the hoopla around England these days. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marcel | 4/21/2011

    " the story is fresh but predictable as usual... but it is still entertaining... and it's totally different from sophie kinsella's another novel... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Rebecca | 4/21/2011

    " Very disappointing book. This is by the author of the Shopaholic Series, so I thought I would like it.

    I was wrong, I hated all the "f" words that everyone threw out there. What a waste. Why even do that?
    Very, very disappointing..... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 4/17/2011

    " Loved this book. Classic Madeleine Wickham (Sophie Kinsella). Her characters are so loveably ditzy! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Machel | 4/15/2011

    " Never could embrace the main character-Millie. Therefore the book fell short for me. Some entertaining visuals though, and an okay read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shelley | 4/10/2011

    " Good fun book, nearly a five star, but not quite as the main character was a little too naive for me on occasions. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Slim | 4/6/2011

    " Not a bad read. I liked the contrast to Kinsella's writing style under this alternate pen name. It was not predictable as her other books tend to be. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Amy | 3/30/2011

    " A lot of use of the "f" word, a story line of a gay couple, just overall not good. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 3/27/2011

    " I could totally see be made into a good chick lit movie. "

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About the Author
Author Madeleine Wickham

Madeleine Wickham is the author of several acclaimed novels, including A Desirable Residence, Sleeping Arrangements, and The Wedding Girl. As Sophie Kinsella, she has written a number of bestsellers including the Shopaholic series, Twenties Girl, Remember Me?, The Undomestic Goddess, and Can You Keep a Secret? Confessions of a Shopaholic was made into a major motion picture starring Isla Fisher and Hugh Dancy. Born in London, she studied at New College, Oxford. She lives in London with her husband and family.

About the Narrator

Katherine Kellgren has appeared onstage in London, New York, and Frankfurt. Her work includes the role of Laura in a regional production of The Glass Menagerie and appearances on Comedy Central. She is an Audie Award–winning narrator of audiobooks and has also received the Peabody Award and forty-two AudioFile Earphone Awards.