The Wedding Charm by Susan Hatler – Review by Layna

34214877Title: The Wedding Charm

Magnolias and Moonshine #4

Author: Susan Halter


Maid of honor Sarah Carlton hasn’t failed at anything since her high school science project was sabotaged by a relentless competitor. So, she’ll do whatever it takes to make her best friend Jill’s wedding absolutely perfect. That includes taking the next flight out of Sacramento to retrieve the panicked bride’s cherished family wedding charm from her late grandmother’s attic in Atlanta Georgia.

Unfortunately, someone else has offered to come to the bride’s rescue—best man Ben Atkins, the same man who destroyed Sarah’s high school science project all those years ago. Now he wants to one-up her by retrieving the charm first? Sarah refuses to let that happen. The race is on.

When Sarah and Ben arrive in Atlanta, instead of finding the wedding charm there’s a letter from the bride’s grandmother directing the bride and groom to complete a series of tasks in order to prove their commitment to each other. With the wedding only two days away, Sarah and Ben must join forces by pretending to be the bride and groom in order to earn the wedding charm. Should be a cinch. After all, how hard can it be to fake true love for forty-eight hours?



Disclaimer: This book was provided directly from the author at no cost in exchange for an honest review


Susan Hatler is one of my favorite authors. I love her sweet romantic stories and there isn’t a book of hers that I haven’t enjoyed. That being said, I loved The Wedding Charm! I love it so much that I might even go as far as saying it could possibly be my favorite of her books.

Sarah hasn’t seen Ben in years but she has always held a grudge after he destroyed her chances of winning their high school science project. Come to find out, he’s in her best friends wedding too. Sarah offers to go to Georgia so her best friend can have her perfect wedding. (Un)luckily, Ben decides to tag along and go with Sarah. After spending some time with Ben, Sarah realizes that her feelings for him never went away. In fact now that they are adults, her feelings might be even stronger. I found it really cute that Ben was trying to impress her and show Sarah how awesome he was, meanwhile she believes he is competing with her and trying to one up her. I really enjoyed Ben’s character, he felt more fleshed out than some other romance heros. He had character, he felt real. Sigh, too bad he’s not. He makes for a great book boyfriend!

If you haven’t read any of Susan’s work, I believe that reading The Wedding Charm would be a great way to start! It is a sweet romance and a great one at that. Another wonderfully written novel by Susan Hatler!



Buy Links:

Amazon | Barnes and Noble


About the Author:

SUSAN HATLER is a New York Times and USA Today Bestselling Author, who writes humorous and emotional contemporary romance and young adult novels. Many of Susan’s books have been translated into German, Spanish, French, and Italian. A natural optimist, she believes life is amazing, people are fascinating, and imagination is endless. She loves spending time with her characters and hopes you do, too.

You can reach Susan here:



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