The Almost Wife

A royal photographer who refuses to shoot ugly people, a planning-obsessed father-of-the-bride, a family-phobic groom who wants sex, not love and three-brides-to-be all racing towards the perfect day. But only two will make it up the aisle – and only one will marry. In between the acres of tulle, towering cakes and David Austin roses, who will emerge happy ever after and whose choices will have devastating consequences no one could predict?

Praise for The Almost Wife 

‘Heartbreaking and uplifting, have tissues to hand, an emotional rollercoaster.’ Adele Parks, bestselling author of I Invited Her In

‘Uplifting, nuanced and heart-breaking, The Almost Wife has more layers than any wedding cake.’ Penny Parkes, bestselling author of Out of Practice

‘The ideal book to help you deal with post-summer blues.’ Hello! magazine

‘Heralding the arrival of an exciting new voice in women’s fiction, this is brilliantly written.’ Heat magazine

‘An emotional page-turner, full of glossy insider details, you’re in for tears and tulle aplenty.’ Stella magazine

‘A gripping take on love and marriage that will fuel your wedding season.’ Cosmopolitan

‘A charming, frothy book that packs an emotional punch.’ Red magazine

‘Nobody is more qualified to write about weddings than Brides editor Jade Beer. Her novel is laugh-out-loud in parts, it will bring a tear to your eye in others. An irresistible, feel-good read.’ Catherine Isaacs, author of You, Me, Everything

‘I laughed like a bridesmaid on a hen night, I cried like the mother of the bride. A book to restore your faith in love.’ Erin Kelly, bestselling author of He Said She Said

‘A fun, glamorous story that sparkles with insider detail.’ Polly Williams, bestselling author of The Rise and Fall of a Yummy Mummy

‘As frothy and heart-warming as a summer wedding – perfect for reading by the pool, cocktail in hand.’ Rosanna Ley, bestselling author of The Villa

What I Didn’t Say

Betsy is the happily engaged twenty-something whose eyes should be all over her wedding plans but are all over another man instead. Her mother Helen is playing the part of the ecstatic mother-of-the-bride, while keeping her own secret love affair under wraps. Nat, who lies for a living, is questioning how much longer she can keep it up. And Jenny, full of love, desperate to be loved back and about to tell one tiny fib that will spark a hundred more.

Praise for What I Didn’t Say

‘A warm and engrossing read about love and expectations. Beer is the editor of Brides magazine, so is ideally placed to describe every nuance of this gorgeous, glossy world.’ Sara Lawrence, The Daily Mail

‘Poignant, emotional and beautiful, prepare to have your heart broken in the best possible way.’ Isabelle Broom, Heat magazine

‘I sobbed for about 30 minutes when I finished it… So real and human that I felt I had gone on an emotional journey with the characters… This book is so good.’ Musings of a Tired Mummy

‘A beautiful, poignant, thought-provoking story. It will make you smile, cry and perhaps have some self-reflection. I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this gem and can’t recommend it enough.’ A Haven for Book Lovers

‘This book whisked me away… I ran the full gauntlet of emotions with them, laughing some big dirty laughs and then sadly sniffling my way through the pages. It both broke and then mended my heart… realistic and also very touching.’ Between My Lines

‘A beautiful, moving and touching story… delivers a heart-warming and emotional story that is sure to make you laugh and cry and hope that the story never ends… Have a box of tissues ready because the tears will come, a lot. I do not think this book can have been any more perfect!’ Sinfully Wicked Book Reviews, 5 stars

‘Emotional, charming and light-hearted… there were extremely emotional thoughts and reflections from mother to daughter that I found deeply touching.’ Two Sisters Lost in a Coulee Reading

‘Blew me away… a tender, enchanting read which tugs on the heart strings left, right and centre. Jade Beer has once again showcased her beautiful, beautiful way of storytelling and I have to say that she has done every one of her characters proud. An enchanting, escapism of a read.’ The Writing Garnet, 5 stars

Jade is represented by:
In the UK Sheila Crowley at Curtis Brown
In the USA/Canada Kristyn Keene Benton at ICM Partners
Translation rights Katie McGowan