November 7, 2016

The Things We Said Today by Lise McClendon - Review

I voluntarily reviewed this book. 

Published: July 24, 2016
Number of pages: 256
Genre: Women's Fiction
Series: A Bennett Sisters Novel #3

Five sisters, all lawyers, well-trained in the art of demanding what’s necessary.It’s enough to drive a wedding planner to tears. Then add in a European venue, a Scottish hunting lodge, and a reluctant bride, and things get dicey. Can the middle sister, Merle, rally the troops, deal with the in-laws, and stop a powerful storm from ruining everything? Merle has powers of persuasion, especially when it comes to her French beau, Pascal, but in Scotland she has no clue how to corral her out-of-control sisters who are hellbent on wringing every bit of drama from a bad situation.

Annie Bennett is getting married…. At the ripe old age of 55. She’s turned down a few proposals over the years and stayed true to her motto: Stay single, stay happy. When she met handsome Scot Callum Logan she had no intentions beyond her own personal Highland fling. Then it happened: she fell in love. Annie’s doubts about marrying a much-younger man continue to plague her. Callum wants to get married in the bluebells of his native Highlands. But does Annie want to get married at all?

Join the Bennett Sisters in their third rollicking novel, after Blackbird Fly and The Girl in the Empty Dress, in another summer adventure with romance, intrigue, men in kilts, plus wine and whisky, as they navigate the treacherous waters of middle-age, self-discovery, and understanding your fears

My thoughts:
This was the first book in this series I have read and the first book by this author. I was able to read it as a stand alone and was not lost. It was an enjoyable book that read at a steady pace. I loved the setting of this book - Scotland and then add the wedding theme to it all makes for a good story line. These series were a hoot to me. All lawyers and all wanting things done their way leads to a bit of bickering. The author put a few twists in this book just to keep you on your toes while you are reading. They were a fun addition to the story. This was one of those books that leaves you smiling at the end and wanting more. I should now go back and read the rest of the series. 

About the author:
Lise McClendon writes fiction in the Rocky Mountains of Montana. She has been a film reviewer, a film maker, a journalism professor, and a PR flack. Since her first novel, The Bluejay Shaman, was published in 1994, she has served on the national board of Mystery Writers of America and the International Association of Crime Writers/North America, as well as on the faculty of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference where each year she critiques, speaks, and learns from writers new and old.

Lise McClendon also writes as Rory Tate.

Her latest book is the women’s fiction, The Things We Said Today.

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