Before the Wedding

Fiction - Short Story/Novela
13 Pages
Reviewed on 11/21/2018
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Reviewed by Edith Wairimu for Readers' Favorite

When she receives a message from her friend, Emily begins to feel hesitant. Could she be giving up too much? Is marriage a wise decision or will she regret it later when it is too late? As the conversation between both families continues, Elizabeth, the groom’s mother, notices Emily’s uncertainty with concern. She cannot begin to imagine how her son will react if her observations are right. When Fitzwilliam approaches his mother the next day regarding an issue he would like to talk to her about, Elizabeth braces herself for the worst. Could she be right? Is Emily just having jitters common to women approaching their big day or was the engagement a mistake? Pemberley: Before the Wedding by Margaret Lynette Sharp follows the events after the surprising engagement.

As brief as this charming story is, Margaret Lynette Sharp still manages to develop a story line that is engaging. The characters are adeptly developed and I did not struggle to understand them since the dialogues were revealing and the explanations were sufficient. I got to admire Sharp’s ability to create characters who felt real and dialogues that seemed authentic. There are also traces of suspense included which made me keep reading as I kept wondering what Emily’s decision would finally be. The events of the book are definitely entertaining and the scenes are even more vivid. Pemberley: Before the Wedding by Margaret Lynette Sharp is a wonderful novella that continues the story of the two lovebirds and the interesting relationships between the two families involved.