Untangling The Knot by Deanne Wilsted

Untangling The Knot by Deanne WilstedBlurb

“I did what?”

Twenty-eight-year-old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly registered her newest couple for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.

But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her best intentions. Before long, she’s in over her head, fixing her mixed-up plans and helping the children and dad come to terms with their haunting grief for the mother and wife they lost years earlier.

Can Gabriella untangle her own fears and accept the messy life that God has handed them?

My Perspective

This is the twelfth book I read from my post Credit Where Credit’s Due. I read about Untangling The Knot by Deanne Wilsted from Ionia at Readful Things Blog. You can read her thoughts on the book here.

Untangling The Knot follows Gabriella, the church planner for St Theresa, as she tries to plan the wedding of her late friend’s husband and his fiancée. However little does she realise how much her feelings are involved in the matter by the mix ups that keep occurring.

I’m kind of in two minds about this book. It wasn’t bad, I just found it slightly tiresome.

Gabriella is both easy and hard to like. She’s relatable with both strengths and weaknesses however i also found how she got herself into the situations that she did, really annoying and unrealistic. Ryan I found equally frustrating in that I liked him yet I didn’t and I thought him incredibly dense. And Mandy’s character was so cliche. I think the characters that i actually really liked were the children, Chloe and Peter, and Father O’Shea.

The story was interesting yet also seemed to drag on a bit. I found that it was all a bit too much in it’s predictability and cliches so I didn’t have a hard time putting it down.

The religious aspects in the story were quite subtle, however still giving the reader the message.

Overall I wouldn’t say I hugely enjoyed this book. The writing wasn’t terrible it was more that I didn’t love the characters enough to want them to succeed. If you’re into lighthearted romances that are predictable and cliched, you’d probably enjoy this. However for me, not really my cup of tea.


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