Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What I'm Reading: The Marrying Type


The Marrying Type, by Laura Chapman, was a delightful read.  The heroine, Elliot Lynch, is a wedding planner in Charleston, SC.  She's willing to do whatever it takes to save her family's business, including appearing on a reality TV show, "The Marrying Type," about couples planning their wedding and exchanging "I Dos."  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?

With the camera crew in tow, Elliot agrees to plan the wedding of the season--and it just happens to be that of her ex-fiance's sister.  She hasn't seen Eric in eight years, but when he flies to town to help his sister plan her wedding, Elliot is torn by her feelings.

The Marrying Type is the perfect summer read!


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.  

Author Bio 

Laura Chapman is the author of The Marrying Type, Hard Hats and Doormats and the Autumn and Tuck series, which appear in Merry & Bright and A Kind of Mad Courage. A native Nebraskan, she loves football, Netflix marathons, and her cats, Jane and Bingley. Until she fulfills her dream of landing a British husband or becoming a Disney princess, you can find her in a bar penning her next novel. 


  1. Thank you so much for the kind words about THE MARRYING TYPE. I'm thrilled you enjoyed it. :)

    1. I loved it! It was such a fun book to read. :)