Wedding day- arguably one of the happiest day of a woman’s life. Beginning your life with your love, creating a new family, and basking in the love of your mom and dad as they watch their little girl take the steps into her new life as a married woman.
However, when your mother has already passed away- this day can be bittersweet. Beth Carmichael knew her days were numbered- so instead of focusing on what she was going to miss about Jenna, her youngest child’s life, she channeled her energy into making a notebook, a plan for Jenna’s future wedding. Jenna, armed with The Notebook, feels her wedding day will be in fact, a beautiful day.
While Beth may have given Jenna a game plan for her wedding day, several of the other family members need a game plan as well. There’s a maid of honor who does not believe in love, a bridesmaid who is turning into a bridesmaid-zilla, and a marriage that is falling apart. The Carmichael children are having hard times knowing that Beth would have loved to be at the wedding, and that each problem they are facing- she would have advice or at least be able to listen.
As the wedding day approaches, tensions arise. People are reminded of past betrayals. One person finds out what love truly means. Another begins to question everything they thought they knew about love. And new families and relationships begin.
A wedding- happiness, sadness, beginnings and endings. Elin Hilderbrand covers it all.
Traveling With T’s Thoughts:
Enjoyable. Fun. Heartwarming at times. Sad- especially how some of the characters are treated. Overall, if you enjoy Elin Hilderbrand books- this will be right up your alley!
*Beautiful Day was a book I checked out from the library!