For the Love of Friends


A sharp and hilariously relatable novel about the business of weddings, the toll they can take, and the lengths one exasperated bridesmaid will go to for the love of friends.

Lily Weiss is her mother’s worst nightmare: thirty-two and single—the horror! She’s also a talented writer but hides behind a boring job at a science foundation. To her friends, she’s reliable and selfless, which is how she winds up a bridesmaid in five weddings in six weeks. Anything for her three best friends and two (younger) siblings, right? Even if her own love life is…well, she’d rather not talk about it. To keep her sanity, Lily needs a safe place to vent.

And so her anonymous blog, Bridesmania, is born. The posts start pouring out of her: all the feels about mom-zillas, her vanishing bank balance, the wicked bridesmaids of the west, high-strung brides-to-be, body-shaming dress clerks, bachelorette parties, and Spanx for days, not to mention being deemed guardian of eighty-eight-year-old Granny (who enjoys morning mimosas in the nude) for her brother’s destination wedding.

So far the blog has stayed anonymous. But as everyone knows, few things online remain secret forever…

When all is said and done, can Lily help all five couples make it to happily ever after? And will her own happy ending be close behind?

My Review

This is such an entertaining read. There are many laughs to be had and found within the pages of this book. Lily and her blog, Bridesmania are the stars of this book. I think any woman who has been a bridesmaid can relate to the things that Lily wrote about. There are so many hilarious moments that I can not pick just a few. Almost every other page I was smiling and laughing. 

Luckily, for me I have one sister and most of my friends and co workers are already married or younger than me have closer friends to ask the honor of bridesmaid. My sister was not picky when it came to her bridesmaid. When it came time for me to get married; my sister was living in another state and almost due to have her first child, so she could not travel. My husband and I opted to have a small wedding and no bridesmaids or groomsmen. 

Back to the book. If you are looking for a book to get lost in one afternoon, then you need to pick up a copy of this book. You will be glad to be sitting on the sidelines. 


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