From Willa, With Love (Wedding Planner’s Daughter #5)
Coleen Murtagh Paratore
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Release Date: July 1, 2011
Rating: 4 stars
It’s a surprising, sparkling summer for Willa!
It’s August on Cape Cod and Willa has a lot to look forward to. Soon, JFK will return home from baseball camp, and Willa has an idea for an exciting new project that will challenge her to dream big! But life throws Willa some unexpected twists and turns: Ruby has bad news, a beloved friend leaves, a dear friend returns, her brother Will has something he does’t want to talk about, and of course, there’s a wedding to plan! There’s also a cute boy who likes Willa . . . a lot, and Willa thinks she might like him too. It’s a summer full of romance and surprises!
This book was so cute and just so much fun to read. I loved reading about Willa’s adventures throughout her summer. I definitely did not realize this was a series, until I looked on goodreads. So I’m assuming that would mean you can read all the books out of order. After this one, I will definitely be checking out the other Willa books, as her story was just too much fun!
The plot was a lot of fun. Just Willa’s every day life made me want to go to Cape Cod and check it out. I loved the family-esque feel of the town and with the relationships of the people who lived there. The romances in From Willa, With Love felt a bit rushed. They felt very I meet you, now I’m in love.
Willa was such a fun character. I loved her voice and thought she was just such a great person. Willa is a huge reader and I loved reading about all the different books she was reading, as I have read most of them myself. I also definitely want her pink sneakers. I really enjoyed the other characters as well, especially Will and Jess. I thought they both were super compassionate people, and I really hope they make appearances in the future.
From Willa, With Love was filled with writing that contained beautiful descriptions. While most of these were wonderful, sometimes it felt like everything was being too spelled out for the reader with the writing.
I really enjoyed From Willa, With Love. It was the perfect read for a summer day. From the lovely writing to the interesting life at Bramblebriar, Willa’s story will be sure to captivate your heart.
Cover Rating: A – I really like this cover – It is just too cute.