Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Book Review:Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace

Book Description:
Here Comes the Bride When Betsy Ray arrives in New York after a tour of Europe, her old flame Joe Willard is waiting at the dock. Before he even says hello, he asks Betsy to marry him. They've been separated for a year, and they're determined never to be apart again.

But as Betsy discovers, marriage isn't all candlelight, kisses, and roses. There's cooking, ironing, and budgeting as well--not to mention forging her career as a writer! For Betsy, the writing part comes naturally, but cooking is another matter. It's even harder than algebra--and much messier.

Luckily Betsy Ray--make that Betsy Willard--has always thrived on challenge. Her name may have changed, but her life remains as full of love and laughter as it's been since she was a little girl living on Hill Street in the first of the classic BETSY-TACY books. Betsy returns from Europe to marry Joe Willard—and soon learns that beloved friend Tacy is expecting a baby! It’s wartime in America, but Betsy, Joe, and their wonderful circle of friends brave their hardships together.

Betsy's Wedding by Maud Hart Lovelace is the last book in the Betsy-Tacy Series. I always hate getting to the end of the series, but all good things must come to an end. Betsy's Wedding tells about her reunion with Joe, their marriage, and her struggle to learn to cook. The reader also is kept abreast of happenings of her friends from high school. One of my favorite parts of the story is when Tacy and Betsy decide they need to find Tib a husband. The story ends with the United States entering World War I. Betsy's housekeeping days come to an end as Joe gets ready to head off to war. The only disappointing aspect of the story is that you never find out of Betsy and Joe had any children. Overall, as much as I enjoyed Betsy's Wedding, I do have to admit that my favorite books in the Betsy-Tacy Series are during Betsy's high school years.
Heavens to Betsy,
Betsy In Spite of Herself,
Betsy Was A Junior
Betsy and Joe

1 comment:

  1. As an avid reader of excellent fiction I'm surprised I was never exposed to the Betsy books. I'll have to rectify that one of these days!



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