THE WEDDING MACHINE
This charming tale of family, friendship and weddings has a true Southern feel. Hart infuses her book with the right amount of humor to offset more serious moments. Alternating points of view keep the tale fresh and interesting.
Four women, Kitty B., Hilda, Roberta and Ray, are in charge of all the weddings in the small town of Jasper, S.C. This particular year, each of their daughters is getting married, and the "Wedding Machine," as the group of women has been dubbed, is in the thick of the planning. But things don't occur just as the women think they ought to, and they start to discover surprises about their own lives and marriages in the meantime. (THOMAS NELSON, Feb., 320 pp., $14.99)