The Wedding Planner by Danielle Steel

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In The Wedding Planner, Faith Ferguson is a successful wedding planner in New York who loves both extravagant and simple celebrations. However, despite her professional success, Faith has no interest in getting married due to two failed engagements. This year, she takes on a variety of clients and finds herself forming new relationships, including with a charming groom’s brother. But as she navigates her clients’ personal challenges, Faith learns that there is no single path to a happily ever after.

Book review of The Wedding Planner

Danielle Steel’s ability to captivate readers never ceases to amaze me, and The Wedding Planner is yet another outstanding addition to her impressive repertoire. In this heartwarming tale, we are introduced to a talented wedding planner who, despite orchestrating beautiful ceremonies for others, finds herself hesitant to embark on her own journey to the altar after enduring two heartbreaks. This fast-paced novel takes us on a delightful rollercoaster ride through stunning wedding destinations, while exploring the depths of the protagonist’s fears and desires.

Surprisingly, as someone who shares a similar wariness of marriage, I found myself thoroughly enchanted by this story. The way Steel weaves her narrative with finesse and authenticity left me eagerly turning each page. Fans of Danielle Steel will undoubtedly relish this novel as much as her previous best-sellers, as it showcases her signature charm that effortlessly sweeps readers into a whirlwind of romance, familial sagas, and the pursuit of everlasting love. Once again, I found myself effortlessly engrossed in the drama and dazzle of the captivating romance unfolding before me.

In The Wedding Planner, my fascination was particularly drawn towards the character of Faith, the titular wedding planner herself. As her clients’ detailed stories unfolded, I couldn’t help but feel more invested in Faith’s personal journey, which unfolded in the background. Steel’s talent lies not only in crafting well-rounded characters but also in expertly intertwining their lives to create an intricate tapestry of emotions. Throughout the novel, we witness a tapestry of drama, scandal, and the joy of happily ever afters, all elegantly intertwined.

While The Wedding Planner was undeniably sweet, it didn’t offer anything groundbreaking. Nonetheless, for those seeking a pleasant and quick read, this book is sure to satisfy. I relished the intricacies and fluctuations of this story penned by my favorite author, Danielle Steel, and found myself turning the final page with a heartwarming smile. Although not one of her absolute best works, I remain hopeful for Steel’s future endeavors, eagerly anticipating the literary treasures she has yet to unveil.

Regrettably, as with any novel, there will be readers who find themselves disappointed. Some may perceive this book as predictable and filled with superfluous content, leading them to skim over substantial portions in hopes of finding a more satisfying narrative.

Final verdict

In conclusion, “The Wedding Planner” takes readers on a captivating journey of love, resilience, and self-discovery. Danielle Steel once again showcases her storytelling prowess, painting a vivid tapestry of intricate characters and beautiful wedding settings. While the novel may not offer groundbreaking revelations, it presents a pleasant and heartfelt escape for those seeking an enjoyable read. If you are fond of stories featuring a central character who intricately weaves her way through the lives of others while quietly navigating her own path, this book is sure to charm and delight you.

Our Score


  • The Wedding Planner boasts well-rounded characters that readers can easily connect with and root for. The protagonist, Faith, is relatable in her hesitations and fears, making her journey all the more compelling. Supporting characters add depth and further enrich the story.
  • One of the highlights of the book is the stunning backdrop of various wedding destinations. Danielle Steel’s vivid descriptions transport readers to picturesque locations, allowing them to immerse themselves in the enchanting atmosphere of these romantic settings.
  • Steel masterfully delves into the emotional depths of her characters, exploring their fears, desires, and the complexities of love and relationships. The novel evokes a range of emotions, from heartbreak to joy, leaving readers with a profound sense of connection to the story and its themes.


  • While the story is enjoyable, The Wedding Planner doesn’t offer anything particularly innovative or groundbreaking. The plot follows a familiar trajectory, and readers familiar with Danielle Steel’s works may find certain elements predictable or reminiscent of her previous novels.
  • Some readers may find that the detailed stories of the clients Faith works with take precedence over her own personal journey. This could leave them wanting more depth and development in the protagonist’s narrative, feeling that certain aspects of the story are overshadowed by the glamorous wedding tales.
  • A potential downside of the book is the presence of moments that may be perceived as fluffy or lacking substance. Certain scenes or interactions may feel superficial, and the overall predictability of the narrative might disappoint readers seeking more surprising twists and turns.
The Wedding PlannerPublisher ‏ : ‎ Delacorte Press (May 2, 2023)
Language ‏ : ‎ English
Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 288 pages
ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1984821776
ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1984821775
Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 1.15 pounds
Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.39 x 1.09 x 9.52 inches

About Article Author

Rachel Parker

Rachel Parker is an inveterate romantic. An author of romance books and stories for the past 10 years, she combines her writing life with her love of literary criticism, waiting for her prince charming to appear at any moment.
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