Four Weddings and a Sixpence is basically a book of four novellas by Julia Quinn, Elizabeth Boyle,Laura Lee Guhrke and Stefanie Sloane. Now Juliand Quinn Elizabeth Boyle are my go to authors which to me means whenever I see they have a book coming out I run to buy/pre-order it ( they are the reasons I bought this book) Laura Lee Guhrke and Stefanie Sloane are two new to me authors.
The entire book revolves around a sixpence that four friends Anne, Ellie,Bea and Cordelia find in a mattress when they are in school together, thinking it is lucky and will lead them to their future husbands they make a pact to pass it on after each girl finds their true love.
The first story Something New. Finds Anne who is the first to have the sixpence meeting the Duke of Dorset who has a scandalous reputation, yet he and Anne somehow become friends and he agrees to help her find a husband. I found Anne to be childish and unlikable. out of all four this story was not my favorite and ended up lacking.
The Next story was Something Borrowed which if you are a fan of friends to lovers then this story will catch your attention. Cordelia and Kipp otherwise known as The Earl of Thornton made for a sweet story, I especially loved how he drew her when she was sleeping. If you follow me on Tumblr I posted two of my favorite parts from that story.
Something Blue was third story. and I had to say I loved it and I hated it. I loved it in the Hero was funny, and alpha and just yummy. Hated because of the conflict with Ellie’s father just seemed not right, I can’t explain what it was really but threw me off the story when I just wanted to stay with Ellie and Lawrence. Because every interaction with them was just perfect and everything a novella should be.
Lastly was And a Sixpence in her shoe. Here is all you need to know about this story …. Hero with an eye patch. You’re welcome!
Seriously though I loved this one, Lord Fredrick was a great hero… did I mention he had an eye patch. And Bea our heroine was wonderful her reluctance to get married then she actually kept the sixpence in her shoe for a time. And how they both just fell in love with each other it just seemed so right.
Overall This book like I said is a collection of novellas which means they move fast.While the build is there and the romance is there, like all novellas that are good it will sadly leave you wanting more. Over all Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology is well worth the read and will leave you with that HEA feeling .