Alfie McCreadie wants his twin sister Nessa to have the best wedding ever, but he’s not happy at being roped in as wedding planner – especially as, unbelievably, his main assistant seems to be Nessa’s cat, Schubert. Anyway, Alfie is a scientist. He might know his protons from his neutrons, but what does he know about weddings?
Alfie made me smile such a lot in this book – he seemed permanently baffled by what was going on and who can blame him when it’s clear that Schubert the cat is in charge! I loved the instant fizz of attraction between Alfie and Fae and how they seemed to connect almost telepathically. I also loved the idea of a moonlight garden where all the plants seem to shine in the dark. If you’ve read any of the other books in this series you will know that there is something magical about the McCreadie family and that dreams and visions are commonplace. Schubert, as always, is the star of the show and he knows exactly what is going on. Who knew that a cat could text?!
Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.
It’s one thing to be asked to plan your sister’s wedding; it’s quite another when your sister is Nessa McCreadie …
As always, the book is full of eccentric and quirky characters and brimful of Kirsty Ferry’s trademark warm humour. It Started With a Wedding is romantic, funny and a really enjoyable addition to the Schubert series.
Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.
It Started with a Wedding is out today.
You can find it on Kindle, Kobo, Apple Books, Google Play and Nook.
Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition and has had articles and short stories published in various magazines. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.
So that’s all the McCreadie family featured in one of the Schubert books but I do hope it’s not the last we’ve seen of them. Schubert may have lent a helping hand in many of their relationships but I’m sure his work isn’t done yet! And I’ll just mention again hopefully that I think that young Isa needs her own book too…
It’s Nessa who points him in the direction of Bea’s Garden, just outside Edinburgh, where he’s tasked with picking a “very-relevant-bouquet”. It’s there he meets Fae Brimham, who might be prettier than any bouquet bloom but doesn’t seem impressed by Alfie’s sensible, scientific side.
It’s publication day for It Started With A Wedding so congratulations to one of my favourite authors, Kirsty Ferry. I hope you have a great day celebrating Schubert’s latest adventure! When I reviewed the previous book in the Schubert series, I mentioned that each member of the McCreadie family had had their turn in the spotlight except for Alfie, Nessa’s twin. It’s Alfie who takes the lead in this book and who has the unenviable task of organising Nessa’s wedding. Well, assisting Schubert in organising the wedding!
But when Nessa and Schubert are involved, surprises are bound to happen and, despite less-than-perfect first impressions, perhaps something new and beautiful can still blossom for Alfie and Fae …
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