Blog Tour: The Weekend of the Wedding by Tracy Bloom

The Weekend of the Wedding
by Tracy Bloom

Publication date: 4th August 2022
Publisher: HarperCollins
Pages: 384

It’s my stop on the “The Weekend of the Wedding” blog tour! Thanks very much to Random Things Tours, publishersHarperCollins and author Tracy Bloom who have kindly provided me with a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.

“Tracy is the author of the peerless NO ONE EVER HAS SEX ON A TUESDAY, has sold three quarters of a million books and got a string of bestsellers under her belt. THE WEEKEND BEFORE THE WEDDING is the next paperback that women everywhere will be pushing into their friend’s hands.”

If you’d like to learn more about this book, check out the other blogs on the tour and see what people have to say on Goodreads. If this sounds like your kind of thing, you’ll find the book on Kindle and paperback on Amazon UK.


One weekend, one bride-to-be, what could possibly go wrong…

All Shelley wanted on her hen weekend was to enjoy three days of sun, sea and sangria. But instead of being surrounded by the A-team of her closest friends, she somehow ends up with a Golden Girls-meets-the-Spice Girls B-list that includes her mother, a rebellious teenager, and a best mate ‘on the verge’.

The squabbling starts at the airport, and on arrival in Spain, Shelley barely has time to unpack her suitcase before getting an unwanted text ̶ one that throws her wedding into doubt.

Shelley has got a BIG decision to make, but her unruly medley of nearest and dearest seem determined to confuse matters with their own problems.

Have they got what it takes to get her through the most important weekend of her life?

Source: Goodreads


When I first sat down and started this book, I have to say, I wasn’t sure it was going to be my cup of tea. 58 year old Shelley just didn’t feel relatable to me, as she’s about to get married to the man she’s been with for the past 20 years. But I stuck with it and I’m so glad I did because just a few pages later, Shelly starts to reminisce on the hen-do she had 20 years earlier and younger Shelley and the ladies she spends this story with are a fun bunch of women that I really enjoyed reading about!

Almost all of the remaining story is set back in 1999 and 2000, at the time of Shelley’s hen-do. Shelley is 38 and she’s already seen most of her friends get married and attended their drunken parties to celebrate. Excited about finally having her own hurrah, Shelley is then offered a place to stay with her aunt in Spain. She can’t say no but now she’s obligated to bring along a mismatch group of family members, including her mother and her cousin’s daughter (third cousin, perhaps?). This group of women have a somewhat unconventional weekend together, celebrating Shelley’s last night of freedom in some rather peculiar ways!

The aspect of the book I liked the most was the characters, each unique and with their own personalities. The story itself is relatively predictable, but there are plenty of fun moments that mean that this really isn’t important. The book is uplifting, it’s positive and it’s an entertaining read I’d recommend for a summer’s day.

I will admit that I hadn’t heard of or read any of Tracy Bloom’s books before, but I’m glad to have read this one and will keep an eye out in the future.

Overall rating: Tracy Bloom‘s “The Weekend Before the Wedding” is an easy read that’ll put a smile on your face. Full of fun, diverse characters, I sped through this story of Shelly and her motley crew. An enjoyable 4 stars.

Don’t forget to check out the reviews of other blogs on the tour and if this sounds like your kind of book, support the author by picking up a copy!

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