Item description for For Better or For Worse by Diann Hunt...
Overview Organizationally challenged Wendy Hartline has her hands full running a wedding chapel, dealing with a rebellious daughter, a lovestruck son, and father whos lost his job and moved in with her. While the struggles distract her, one man steals her unsuspecting heart.
She's a wedding coordinator. He's a divorce attorney. She begins marriages. He ends them. How could these two possibly find common ground?
Wendy Hartline is finally starting to settle into the single life. After a difficult season of grief following her husband's death, she's taken over the family business of coordinating memorable weddings. Life has become . . . comfortable.
Then the charming and incredibly frustrating Marco Amorini opens a legal practice--specializing in divorces--right next to her wedding chapel and stirs up everything.
Wendy learns that perhaps there is such a thing as second chances in this hilarious story of the pleasures and pains of new love in midlife.
Citations And Professional Reviews For Better or For Worse by Diann Hunt has been reviewed by professional book reviewers and journalists at the following establishments -
Romantic Times - 01/01/2008 page 66
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Studio: Thomas Nelson
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.6" Width: 8.4" Height: 0.8" Weight: 0.7 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2008
Publisher Thomas Nelson
ISBN 1595541950 ISBN13 9781595541956 UPC 020049131466
Availability 0 units.
More About Diann Hunt
Diann Hunt writes heart-warming stories with a rose-colored view of the world. Author of 25 books, many of them award winners, Diann lives in Indiana with her husband Jim. Visit her website at diannhunt.com. Twitter: @DiannHunt
Diann Hunt currently resides in the state of Indiana.
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Reviews - What do customers think about For Better or For Worse?
A MUST READ!!! Doesn't get much better than this. Jun 16, 2008
Laughing out loud at this tale of wedding planner vs. divorce lawyer would be par for the course while reading this top seller. The only thing that you won't like about this book is when it comes to an end, and you finally have to put it down. I would recommend this book to anyone! Get your hands on it. You won't be disappointed.
Hilarious and Touching! May 30, 2008
I love Hunt's stories, and this was her best yet. The conflict between a divorce attorney and a wedding chapel owner was hilarious to watch play out. I laughed out loud all through the book. Hunt has a great touch with romance and humor that keeps me glued to the page. This book is not to be missed!
Fun Romance with Heart May 24, 2008
This book is a gem. Take a divorce attorney and the owner of a wedding chapel, add in their children who want to get married, and you have a recipe for fun. The sense of humor in this book is great. The romance real. And the characters aren't your normal 20-somethings. This is the first of Diann's books that I've read, and now I understand why everyone raves about her style. This is a great read and fresh addition to romance.
Great Read Mar 20, 2008
This book ws great until the end and I didn't want to put it down. It actually had me laughing out loud at times. The end was fantastic! Totally clean and enjoyable.
Opposites Do Attract Feb 14, 2008
Wendy's a wedding coordinator who revels in seeing couples live out happily ever after. She's also a widow. Mario is a divorce attorney who's bills get paid when he successfully helps a couple break up for good. He's also a divorce. The two couldn't be more different and wouldn't have crossed paths if Mario didn't happen to move in right next to Wendy's business. The sparks start to fly almost immediately and the chemistry between the two begins to heat up. Wendy tries to resist Mario's charms but finds out that she just can't. And then her son breaks the news that he's engaged to Mario's daughter.....
This story reminded me of all the great 50s movies where the leads are total opposites yet still somehow find themselves being attracted to each other. I mean how completely different can two people be by one advocating marriage and the other trying to profit from breaking it up? Wendy wants nothing to do with Mario yet he keeps popping up everywhere. Then she starts seeing all the bad things about Logan. It's funny how when you want to stop liking someone, you can focus on everything negative about them and then you find them repulsive. The writing is sprinkled with humor throughout which will keep the reader giggling. Scenes such as Wendy's foot phobia, Roseanne's fear of birds and the whole geese sequence will have you cracking up. There are serious topics discussed such as parent/child relations regardless of what age the child is. Also the sanctity of marriage and the effects of exactly how the spouse left the other is brought to the light in the book.
There were times however when I felt that Wendy acted like a pushover. I felt this especially during confrontations with her dad, Brooke, Mario and Logan. She didn't seem to want to argue back or push her case more. It made her character seem really weak because she wouldn't put up a fight or speak up about what she really wanted to say. This was especially evident when Sophia and Colin announce their engagement and Wendy does not allow herself to have a heart to heart talk with Colin. I felt that she really should have sat down and talked with him instead of just saying no and then just trying to pacify him. This brings to mention something that did slightly confused me throughout the book. Wendy and Mario's kids are dating. Wendy and Mario start dating. If Wendy and Mario get married, their kids will become step siblings. If that happens, it looks like step siblings will be marry each other. What was weird is that this is never brought up or mentioned at all. It's nothing major, just something that kept running through my head the whole time I was reading the book.
This is a fun story, perfect for those who are looking for a light hearted funny story with a touch of romance. A perfect Valentine's Day read!