The Wedding Season

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What to expect

Freya Scott is getting married. Her wedding to Matthew, her long-term boyfriend, is the first of eight in her calendar this year, and as someone who prides herself on being meticulously organised, Freya is intent on making it the perfect day to remember.

But when Matthew calls things off hours before they walk down the aisle, Freya’s entire life plan goes up in smoke. Humiliated and heartbroken, the last thing she wants is to attend a summer of other peoples’ nuptials on her own.

Fortunately, her friends have an idea: together they devise a series of outrageous challenges for Freya to complete at each event, designed to distract her from Matthew and what might have been.

From getting stuck in an old church bathroom and needing to be rescued by the vicar to making out with a barman at a French chateau, Freya realises that despite herself, she might just be having fun.

By the time the final wedding arrives, she’s not the same woman she was at the start of the season. And maybe her own love story isn’t over just yet . . .

(P) 2022 Hodder & Stoughton Limited

Critics Review

  • An instant classic of a rom-com, The Wedding Season is perfect feel-good escapism

    Laura Jane Williams
  • A delicious, confetti-filled adventure sure to lift your heart . . . Choc-full of fun and laughs – a celebration of the power of friendship when life comes crashing down

    Fiona Gibson
  • The Wedding Season is the perfect antidote to recent stressful times; like a glass of Prosecco, it’s bubbly, fun and over way too fast. And a warning: Do not read The Wedding Season in bed late at night whilst your partner sleeps! Your constant snorts and giggles will wake them repeatedly. Don’t say I didn’t warn you

    Lindsay Emory
  • Fun, hilarious and heartwarming, The Wedding Season is like a giant hug for anyone who has faced the challenge of a failed relationship. With a stellar cast of loyal friends, quirky family members, and a wacky plan to get through the wedding season, this book had me laughing, crying happy tears and turning pages late into the night

    Sara Desai
  • An utterly charming story about what to do when life hands you Something Blue: turn it into Something New. The Wedding Season is exactly what I needed to read right now

    Julia Whelan, author of My Oxford Year
  • I adored The Wedding Season! Its wit made me laugh, its relatability made me cry, and its delicious slow-burn romance had me swooning. The perfect wedding season read. I can’t wait to read what Birchall writes next

    Lacie Waldon, author of The Layover

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