Reviews

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“The Marrying Type is a quick, fun and cute read, with a bit of twists. I love Laura Chapman style and am definitely looking forward to read more books from her. I would definitely recommend this book to chick-lit lover.”
– Ai Love Books (read the full review here)

“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! I’d love to read more about what happens to these characters after this book ends (Laura, that’s a hint to write a sequel!!), and definitely recommend this one to chick lit lovers everywhere.”
– 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! If there is any Jane Austen character that the saying “always a bridesmaid (or wedding planner), never a bride” could be applied to, it would be Anne Elliot. I just knew this premise was going to work well.”
– 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. Like the lucky bridesmaids in this book, readers will feel like they caught the bouquet when they pick up a copy of The Marrying Type.”
Tracie Banister, author of Twin Piques, In Need of Therapy, and Blame it on the Fame

“I quickly related to Elliot as a character when she dealt with multiple wedding related crises with class- and a glass of champagne. There is nothing like a novel set in the South. It’s guaranteed to be stuffed with classy women, a little gossip and a ton of drama!”
– Blonde Undercover Blonde (read the full review here)

“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… It’s such a great story about a twentysomething wedding planner trying to figure out her career and solve all her family’s problems. Bonus, there’s an amazingly sweet love story too!”
– 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. It made it difficult to put the book down, because I wanted to know what would happen next, and if Elliot would ultimately have the happy ending she desperately wants and deserves.”
– Chick Lit Central (read the full review here)

“A very cute, emotional and funny story. Heck of a roller coaster ride, all the emotions going up and down.”
– Dandi’s Book Blog (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. Laura Chapman’s writing is full of humor and heart. Don’t miss this one!”
Cat Lavoie, author of Zoey & the Moment of Zen and Breaking the Rules

“The Marrying Type is a fun, lighthearted, and fast paced story that easily keeps the reader turning the pages to see what would happen next. Author Laura 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)

“It was easy to read and hard to put down.  I liked the characters and the story… I love all the crises that Elliott solves one after another.  ”
-Kaisy Daisy’s Corner (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, by Laura Chapman, was a delightful read… Hilarity often ensues as Elliot has to wrangle a fun cast of characters in order to get the bride and groom down the aisle. After all, what ever goes wrong at a wedding? …The Marrying Type is the perfect summer read!”
– Love Chick Lit (read the full review here)

“There are books that really capture the trials and tribulations of life and [The Marrying Type] is one of those great reads that captures of the ups and downs we can all relate to… 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. There was challenge after challenge that Elliot had to face. Even when I thought things were going good, BOOM! I was hit with another twist and another turn. There was never a dull moment.”
– 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! Elliot’s story was heartbreaking, but fun to read! Not only does she get to help make the perfect day for so many brides, but all the bumps along the way kept the story moving and I truly could not put it down!”
– 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. Laura was able to create such a realistic and believable story one might wonder if it is more based on a true story than a novel.”
– 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. Whimsical story not lacking a punch. Fun read filled with strong messages.”
– Unshelfish (read the full review here)