Book Review | A Catered Affair

Title: A Catered Affair

Author: Sue Margolis

My Review:

There is definitely no shortage of humor within the pages of this book. I constantly found myself chuckling at Nana Ida’s random comments and Tally’s mother’s eccentric behavior. Her mother was one of my favorite characters. It was refreshing to have a woman who was determined to go against the grains of society. I really enjoyed the contrast that she was to Tally, who took after her father and was serious and predictable.

I enjoyed reading about Tally’s interactions with and thoughts on men as she faced single life again. I almost wish there had been less time spent on the planning part of the wedding and more time spent after it was called off because I enjoyed Tally so much more once the wedding was off.

The dialogue did feel a little forced at times, but the voices of the characters still managed to stay separate and distinct. The dialogue issues I felt may have been because the book takes place in London and as an American I may not have picked up on some of the slang or jokes.

I was very satisfied with the ending of the book. The development of Tally’s character felt very real and natural. This was a fast read, perfect to take on vacation or escape to when you’ve had a stressful day. I look forward to reading more of Sue Margolis’s books when I can get my hands on them.

*I received a copy of this book to review but I was not financially compensated in any way. The opinions expressed are my own and are based on my observations while reading this novel.*


Kimmel is a stay at home mom of two little girls. She moves all over the place as the wife of a United States Airman. She is an aspiring author who loves to write, read, watch movies, and bake delicious things!

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