The Marrying Type

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Always the wedding planner, never a bride, Elliot Lynch is famous for orchestrating the splashiest weddings in Charleston, South Carolina. When her father’s sloppy management practices leave them on the brink of bankruptcy, Elliot will do whatever it takes to save the family business. When asked to appear on “The Marrying Type,” a reality TV show about the people behind the scenes as couples exchange I dos, she says yes to the invasion of privacy (and the hefty paycheck that comes with it).

With a camera crew capturing every detail of her life, Elliot faces her most challenging contract yet: planning a wedding where her ex is involved in every part of the process. Add in a lazy assistant, liquor-loving bridesmaid, and rival planner encroaching on her turf, and Elliot’s wedding season goes from high-end to high-stress.

Forced to confront her past, Elliot must live out her troubled present on national TV if she has any hope of saving her future.

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“This book was hard to put down, and left me with a smile on my face – albeit a little sad that I don’t have an Eric of my own to live happily ever after with!”
– Annabel & Alice (read the full review here)

“Even before reading this novel I was in love with the premise. A modern-day Persuasion where Elliot Lynch (Anne Elliot) is a wedding planner. How perfect!”
– Austenesque Reviews (read the full review here)

“Author Laura Chapman wows with this very clever reimagining of Jane Austen’s Persuasion. The lead characters, as well as the supporting ones, are well-fleshed out, the love story has a lot of heart and poignancy, and the reality show angle is just plain fun.”
Tracie Banister, author of Twin Piques, In Need of Therapy, and Blame it on the Fame

“I love reading Laura’s books because she has such a great, off-the-wall sense of humor that I get and enjoy so much. I love reading stories with great storylines and wonderful characters but will also make me laugh.”
– The Book Bag (read the full review here)

“I loved loved loved The Marrying Type.
– Books Etc. (read the full review here)

“I felt emotionally invested in Elliot. It’s a testament to how well Chapman has breathed life into her characters.”
– Chick Lit Central (read the full review here)

“Overall, this novel was one of my favorite reads of this year, and I highly recommend this novel!”
– eBook Addict (read the full review here)

The Marrying Type is a fun, fast-paced novel bringing together romance, drama, and a leading lady you can’t help but root for. Throw in a reality TV show I would totally binge-watch (if it wasn’t fictional) and a cast of quirky characters and you’ve got an engaging read I couldn’t put down. ”
Cat Lavoie, author of Zoey & the Moment of Zen and Breaking the Rules

“Chapman sure knows how to weave an enjoyable tale that keeps her readers in stitches, you can’t help but get caught up in Elliot’s roller coaster ride of a life full of crazy wedding dramas and sweet romance, it’s simply delightful!”
– Jersey Girl Book Reviews (read the full review here)

“The Marrying Type is a fun and entertaining story about learning from our mistakes and not being afraid to let love into our lives… This novel was a sweet take on second chances in life and love.”
– Living Life with Joy (read the full review here)

The Marrying Type is the perfect summer read!”
– Love Chick Lit (read the full review here)

“This novel is entertaining, fun and a great read for the girls in your book club!”
Mrs. Mommy Booknerd (read the full review here)

“The drama had me on the edge of my seat. Every paged flipped brought something new, and Chapman didn’t let up with the dramatics. To me, that’s what made this book. ”
– Paranormal Romance Writers That Rock (read the full review here)

“This well written story is a page turner that will keep you wonder what’s going to happen next. I recommend this 5 star book to anyone who loves Weddings as much as I do, this is the perfect sit outside on a sunny afternoon and get lost in beautiful Charleston, xo!”
– Polished & Bubbly (read the full review here)

“I’m always up for a good story about a wedding/wedding planner, and there was not a dull moment in this novel; it had me captivated from page 1 and I didn’t want to put it down.”
– A Spoonful of Happy Endings (read the full review here)

“Laura Chapman has managed to write a wholesome love story that leaves readers with such a good and happy feeling.”
– Sultry, Steamy Reading (read the full review here)

“I don’t often enjoy books surrounding wedding, they usually just aren’t unique enough, but this one was one I simply loved! ”
– Terry’s Book Addiction (read the full review here)

“The characters were great, the main character was likable and real, and the main love interest was perfect. If you love Chick-Lit, why aren’t you already reading this?”
– This Side of Paradise Books (read the full review here) and Chick Lit Plus (read the full review here)

“I think if Elliot were a real person she is just the type of person I would call a friend and who would fit in with my group. She is witty when she wants to be but knows how to hold on to her professionalism when the time calls for it..”
– Two Children and a Migraine (read the full review here)

“I was totally caught off guard with this book, in a good way. Chapman surprised me with a clever narrative and lovable characters… Chapman keeps you guessing until the very end.”
– Unshelfish (read the full review here)