The Bridesmaids Union: A Novel by Jonathan Vatner 

Title:  The Bridesmaids Union: A Novel
Author: Jonathan Vatner
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Genre:  General Fiction (Adult)
Format:  Kindle
No. of Pages:  332
Date of Publication:  14 June, 2022
My Rating:  1.5 Stars

My Thoughts 

The Bridesmaids Union started off strong and with promise. However, It soon fell apart as the book lacked focus as if the author was still undecided on what he wanted from the story when he began writing it. With storylines that were all over the place, the plot became oddly disjointed and there was so much manufactured drama that I just felt tired reading it. 

The religion and politics was very heavy handed given the synopsis and all things combined,  I found that for me this novel was more of a chore to read than a pleasure. 

eARC kindly provided by St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley. Opinions shared are my own.


From the author of Carnegie Hill, comes Jonathan Vatner's The Bridesmaids Union, a captivating novel of family, Facebook groups, and bridesmaids gone rogue.

Iris Hagarty has just about had it with weddings. After witnessing one too many meltdowns over flower arrangements, she takes to the internet to vent about the trials and tribulations of being a bridesmaid to demanding and ungrateful brides. She finds she is not alone, and soon becomes the moderator of a Facebook group full of other bridesmaids, eager to share their own horror stories.

Enter Iris’s sister Jasmine, the golden child and their parents’ obvious favorite, newly engaged and wanting none other than Iris to be her maid of honor. Knowing full well that Jasmine doesn’t need a wedding to bring out her spoiled side, Iris buckles in for a bumpy ride. At least now she has an outlet—one full of new online friends hungry for juicy details.

But as the Bridesmaids Union grows, Iris finds it harder to keep under control. And she even has some doubts about whether there will be a wedding after all. While Jasmine’s fiancé, David, seems smitten with his bride-to-be, Iris is less sure about her social-climber sister’s intentions. Though that could just be because Iris is having trouble keeping her own eyes off of the groom.

Brimming with family drama, and set in the ever-encroaching world of Instagram DM's and Facebook flame wars, 
The Bridesmaids Union shows the power and limits of alliances we form on social media, and how to make the most of the ones we’re born into.


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