A blend of romance and comedy in Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology

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Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology is the perfect read for anyone wanting comedy and some romance blended into one book.

Something old,
something new,
something borrowed,
something blue
and a sixpence in her shoe.

Based off an old rhyme for brides, authors Julia Quinn, Stefanie Sloane, Elizabeth Boyle and Laure Lee Guhrke spin together a romantic tale of chiming wedding bells in Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology.

If you are a gooey romantic at heart then you will have your heart melt at these four unique stories all tied in one book.

Set in the1800s in England, four young maidens, Anne Brabourne, Cordelia Padley, Beatrice Heywood and Lady Elinor Daventry attend Madame Rochambeaux's Gentle School for Girls.

One day they find an old sixpence in the mattress of one of their beds. When Beatrice mentions the old rhyme for brides, the girls make a promise.

The youngest will carry the sixpence and if she were to get married, she is to pass the coin onto the next girl so that they can use it to help them find their own future husband.

Of course not everything goes exactly as the women thought it would.

For starters, love seems to be the furthest thing from the women's minds. None of them even seem the least bit interested in finding a husband. However, like any story, the plot calls for a twist and each woman is subsequently forced to have to seek a husband for herself.

The twists in fate really brought a comedic air to the stories. The women end up in some situations of hilarity, like Anne confessing her marriage woes to a dog or Cordelia, in an attempt to divert her great aunt's marriage matches, ends up ‘borrowing' a man to pretend to be her betrothed.

I found I adored each of the women for their individual personalities. Anne's scandalous honesty, Cordelia's courage, Elinor's devoted loyalty and Beatrice's inquisitive nature.

The difference between the women really made them stand out from the others. At the same time, the authors did well in showing their weaker sides, making me feel empathy for them as a human and cheer for them in their love drama.

I did not tear up at the end, not at allokay, maybe I teared up a little bit (I'm a sucker for happy endings).

I'd recommend Four Weddings and a Sixpence: An Anthology to anyone who wants to enjoy a little romance in their day.