THE MOTHER OF THE GROOM by Harriet Fitts Ryan

THE MOTHER OF THE GROOM

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A not at all important but thoroughly pleasant account of a wedding, from the point of view of a V.U.I.P. (Very Unimportant Person), the groom-to-be's mother. For when Jimmy tells his mother that Betsy is the Girl in the World for him, Martha takes herself, her house and her husband in hand so that her son and his bride will not be ashamed. Her agonies of grooming, dancing lessons, meeting Betsy's family, learning that Betsy's mother has chosen a dress similar to hers, being goaded by her socially conscious sister, brooding over the showing her side of the family will make, attending the parties preceding the wedding -- all are repaid with the perfection of the event and Jimmy's final accolade. In spite of an imitative title and situation, this, with its unpretentiousness, is pleasing entertainment.

Publisher: Longmans, Green