"The Wedding War" Book

"The Wedding War" Book

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"The Wedding War" by Shreveport author, Liz Talley.

Save the date for this funny and poignant novel of family, friendship, letting go, and moving on by the award-winning author of Room to Breathe.

Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson O’Rourke were inseparable—but their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Mel’s wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two haven’t spoken for the past twenty-some-odd years, and they’d be happy if they never crossed paths again.

But now Mel’s daughter and Teeny’s son have fallen in love—and announced their engagement.

Which means the two women must tolerate one another and play nice long enough to plan their children’s dream wedding. From the beginning, they clash. Melanie imagines a classy, elegant event, in keeping with tradition. Teeny’s vision is a bit more extravagant, and thanks to her habit of marrying well, she’s got the cash to plan the flashiest wedding of the season.

Complicating matters are the men in their lives: Tennyson is falling for the wrong guy, and Melanie is trying to hold on to a flailing marriage. Amid the flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, seating charts, and bridal showers, Mel and Teeny confront their past mistakes—with twenty years of pent-up drama.

When the day of the wedding finally arrives, their friendship might just be something old and something new.


“Friends turned enemies are forced to reconcile when their children announce their engagement to each other in this heartwarming tale from Talley…More women’s fiction than romance, this fast-moving story of friendship and forgiveness will appeal to fans of Jamie Beck.” Publishers Weekly

“Liz Talley clearly understands women—the enduring power of friendship, the strength and beauty of the human heart, the many ways that forgiveness heals. Funny and heartbreaking, The Wedding War is sassy Southern women’s fiction at its absolute best.” —Mariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author

“A funny and poignant tribute to the enduring strength of women’s friendship. Liz Talley’s characters are flawed and sympathetic, her writing sharp and insightful.” —Virginia Kantra, New York Times bestselling author of Meg and Jo

“A compelling [look] at the ups and downs of lifelong female friendships. Talley brings humor and sharp wit to the idea of ageing gracefully.” —K.M. Jackson, USA Today bestselling author

“Engaging, rich characters who made me cry and laugh out loud. I loved it!” —Mary Ellen Taylor, Amazon Charts bestselling author of Winter Cottage

“Liz Talley gives us real life friendship with no sugar coating. The Wedding War will capture your attention on page one and won’t let you sleep until you read the last sentence.” —Carolyn Brown, New York Times bestselling author

About the Author

A finalist for both the Romance Writers of America’s prestigious Golden Heart and RITA Awards, Liz Talley is the author of Room to Breathe, Come Home to Me, and Charmingly Yours and Perfectly Charming in the Morning Glory series, among many more novels. Finding a home writing heartwarming contemporary romance, the author sets her stories in the South, where the tea is sweet, the summers are hot, and the porches are wide. Liz lives in North Louisiana with her childhood sweetheart, two handsome children, three dogs, and a naughty kitty. Readers can visit Liz at to learn more about her upcoming novels.

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