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5+ stars for Three Brides and a Dress by @marylmartinez #romcom #romance #womensfiction #bookreview

Title: Three Brides and a Dress

Author: Mary Martinez

Genre: Romantic Comedy, Romantic Women’s Fiction

Book Blurb:

Hi, my name is Bella and I'm one of Heidi by Design signature creations. I'm a wedding dress. Someday I'll find a young bride with stars in her eyes and dreams of a future with her groom. I can imagine it now. The groom standing at the altar waiting, his gaze fixed to the door where his bride will appear and then walk toward him. I'll hug her curves and she'll shimmer and shine with the promise of what their life will be.

It all sounds simple and easy, doesn't it?


My journey is more of a zig zag than a top stitch along a straight seam as I search for the perfect bride who is my soul mate.

My Review:

There’s a saying in the wedding planning industry: for every wedding dress created, there is a bride just waiting to find her. Once united, these two become one, like soulmates. Bella is a wedding dress designed by Heidi by Design and she can’t wait to meet the bride who chooses her. But like human love, Bella doesn’t meet her destined bride right away. Her journey takes her to two brides before meeting her soulmate bride. Bella discovers there’s a lot that must happen before happy couples say I do. Will Bella know when she meets her soulmate bride? Is it truly magical, like Heidi whispered while creating Bella?

Three Brides and a Dress is a delightful romantic comedy not to be missed. What first drew me in was the POV of Bella, a wedding dress. What an original concept and makes for an irresistible read. Bella’s character was innocent yet quite intuitive when it came to reading people and situations. The three brides were all relatable and showcased three common types of brides. Mary Martinez has a gift for writing honest, heartfelt stories with well-rounded characters, enough conflict to keep you turning the pages, and witty dialogue to make you laugh out loud. Three Brides and a Dress is the perfect beach read. Fans of wholesome romance and original stories will fall in love with Three Brides and a Dress. I’d love to see this book turned into a movie. Yes, it is that endearing to me. A truly original romantic comedy. Three Brides and a Dress is a must-read. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

Mary lives in Magna, a little town west of Salt Lake City, Utah. Together with her husband, she has six grown children, and six wonderful grandsons and five beautiful granddaughters. She loves to spend time with family and friends--she includes good books as friends!

Mary and her husband love to travel, especially to the Caribbean for relaxing, and Italy for the wine. And most recently she discovered she was Irish and Scottish, of course they had to visit Ireland and Scotland. Mary fell in love with both, but the green hills of Ireland felt like home. With the experience from the exotic places she has visited, she is able to fill her books with colorful descriptions of cities, painting a colorful backdrop for her characters. One of her favorite US destinations is New York/Brooklyn, where her beloved Beckett's live. When she visits, she can wander their neighborhoods, favorite parks, and visit their favorite pub, Putnum's.

They are avid concert ‘Ho’s’! Yes, they pretty much want to do them all. They love outdoor amphitheaters the best and attend as many during the warmer months as possible.

Mary writes mostly romantic suspense, romance, women's fiction, and she has just begun to dabble in young adult mystery. During her writing career she has been a conference coordinator, workshop presenter, and chapter president for the Utah Chapter of RWA. In 2007 she was presented with the Utah RWA service award in acknowledgment and appreciation for outstanding service. Mary has also participated in numerous library panels on writing and co-presented a workshop on writing a series at the League of Utah Writers conference.

Mary also writes as ML Foxx. This is her first jaunt into Fantasy and Sci-Fi, she loves it. It gives her freedom of choice. In her ML persona she also loves to go to the movies and you got it… Watch the Avengers, Dead Pool, among others. Something her hubby doesn't really enjoy but humors her fantasy side. You’ll see more books soon…

Mary and her husband are also enthusiastic college football fans. They have season tickets to the UTES, University of Utah Football and they tailgate every game. They love tailgating so much, that they were married at a tailgating in 1999.


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Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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