The Wedding Date and The Proposal Book Review
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The Wedding Date & The Proposal Book Review

Hey everyone! It’s been a minute since I’ve last blogged. I hope you’re all doing well, and that life is good!

Wedding planning has been coming together beautifully. It is crazy to think we are getting married in 5 MONTHS! What?! Where in the world is the time going?! If you find out, let me know. But, truly, wedding planning has been a dream, and we are loving every single minute of it.

A few weeks ago, I ran to Target to buy something for our condo. I always walk by the books and take a glance at what’s on display, and this time, something caught my eye. It was a book called The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory. I picked it up, read the back, and decided it sounded right up my alley… a romance story, my favorite. So, I bought it, read it, and LOVED IT. It was just the epitome of a wonderfully written, charming, cute love story. It was an easy read that made me smile and get goosebumps the whole way through. And to me, that’s what I love about a good love story. The world has so much anger and violence, and books like these let you escape all of that and simply focus on love.

Well, after I finished The Proposal, I NEEDED to read more of her books. I saw she had a prequel to it named The Wedding Date, and right then and there I bought it. I read it on Saturday and finished it on Sunday night. AGAIN. Cute, charming, witty and lovely. I was legitimately sad when I finished it.

I love how Guillory incorporates diversity in these books with her characters and that many of the characters all have different ethnic backgrounds. Truly, I think it’s wonderful. This is just another element of her writing I fell in love with. Also, did I mention the characters in these books are all connected? I read them in the wrong order, so I recommend reading The Wedding Date first and then The Proposal. It is by no means a necessity, but it does make more sense reading them in the correct order. I love that the characters are all intertwined in her books, and you continue to learn about their stories. You get to know Carlos in the first book, but you really get to know Carlos in the second book, and I love that chance to learn more about a character and their lives. There is so much to learn, and you fall in love with the characters more and more.

The Wedding Date and The Proposal Book Review

So, what’s the verdict? MUST READ, PEOPLE! If you want a feel good love story that is charming in every way, go read these books. I already preordered her next book coming out later this year, The Wedding Party, and am so eager to read it.

So… tell me… have you read these charming books yet? If you have, what are your thoughts?!

Happy reading, my friends! I hope you fall in love with these books as much as I did. Get a cozy blanket, a cup of tea and get lost in love.



  • Jennifer

    I read both of these books with my book club this spring. They were great – an excellent escape during this time. They also provide some really interesting insight into racial dynamics in America as well. Thanks for your blog!

    • casuallychristiana

      Thanks for your comment! I completely agree that is offers interesting insight into racial dynamic in America. I can’t wait to read her new releases! 🙂

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