Marrying Mr. Valentine

Written by Laura Barnard


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Nadine Roberts smiles for everyone, but beneath it she hides a heartbreaking past that only a few know about. Throwing herself into her new career; wedding planner at The Duck & Goose, a property recently purchased by newlyweds Florence and Hugh, has helped distract her from her loneliness.

When a teary bride suddenly cancels her upcoming wedding Nadine looks to the two year waiting list. Clara Blumenkrantz and Hartley Valentine. It’ll have to be a quick turnaround, but what’s the worst that can happen, right?

This should be like every other wedding she plans, but the magnetism she feels towards Mr Valentine disrupts the orderly life she’s worked hard to carve out.

Can she ignore her intense desires and be a professional? Or will she open up her heart to the one person that has the power to break it? And in doing so endanger not just her job, but her venue’s reputation?




A Very Cheerful and Exciting Read!  225

I’m so happy I decided to read this novel .. it’s a lively one, very much a rom-com but with an added background of tragedy. I so enjoyed it .. the laugh out loud parts did indeed result in my giggling helplessly as I read.

With a sudden cancellation to fill, wedding planner Nadine turns to the waiting list and contacts the first couple – but, boy, as things progress she wishes she had got in touch with any of the others! As well used as she is to Bridezillas (after all her own sister is currently auditioning for the role, and doing splendidly), Clara turns out to be a whopping surprise with her manner and her demands, and as for the groom? Well, that’s quite another story . .

This book is full of fun, some of it – but not all – quite outrageous. Very entertainingly written,  I raced through the pages and found it to be a very cheerful and exciting read. Definitely leaving me on a high and worthy of it’s full five stars!

My grateful thank to author Laura Barnard for kindle offering me a copy her novel. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: rom-com


  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1631.0 KB
  • Print Length: 199 pages
  • Publication Day: 22 February 2018
  • Link to Buy:


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718G6MHCkLL._UX250_Laura Barnard lives in Hertfordshire, UK and writes romantic comedy or ‘chick lit’ as its so often described. In her spare time she enjoys drinking her body weight in tea, indulging in cupcakes the size of her face and drooling over hunks like Jamie Dornan, Ryan Gosling and Leo Dicaprio. She enjoys wearing yoga pants and reading fitness magazines while sitting on the sofa eating chocolate. She’s a real fan of the power nap and of course READING! She writes not to get rich or famous, but because she LOVES writing. Even if one person tells her they enjoyed her book it makes the midnight typing worth it!
Winner of Favourite British Author – Two Peas in a Pod Reader’s Choice Awards


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