“Up to I Do” By Samantha March

Up to I DoCalling all Chick Lit Lovers!! This is the perfect book for you!! Bridezilla at its finest! Pretty names and prettier people! Fashion, Fun, Fights…this book has it all. A true women’s story!

It is hard not to enjoy this romp through a year of planning the most elaborate wedding that this small New Hampshire town has ever seen. The Van Guilder/Sinclair/Worthington wedding has to be big, and it has to be picture perfect. One good enough to be on television!

Samantha March hits the nail on the head with the story of Emerson planning her big day, and all the things that can go wrong….or, right. This is a year of self-discovery for the Bride-to-be, and it is a very endearing read. No stone goes unturned regarding all of Emerson’s relationships. Emerson’s relationship with her Grandmother was so touching, that you felt their love so strongly throughout the book. That really touched a place in my heart. It was just beautiful.

In trying to create this perfect wedding, Emerson seems to be losing a bit of her true self….and begs the question…Is it really worth all of this fuss?

I highly recommend that you check this book out, and find out if Emerson comes out of her wedding preparations a happily married Mrs. Logan Worthington?

4 Stars.

Interview with Samantha March, author of 4 novels, including the newly released “Up to I Do”


Q:  When did you realize you were a novelist?

When I was about 9. Seriously. I have it written down in my childhood memory books that when I grow up, I want to be an author J 

Q:  As you gear up for a Book Release, what is the most exciting part(s) for you?

The most exciting part is probably seeing the reviews and feedback. It’s also the most nerve-racking part! But it’s so fun to see how readers connect with the characters.  

Q:  I love all of your covers.  Are they hard to choose, design?

Kind of! It’s hard because you want it to be perfect and reflect the book and the story the best you can. My latest novel features a personal wedding photo of mine, which was an idea I had when the book was first being plotted. I love how it turned out! 

Q:  Will you always write about strong female bonds?  Is that your favorite topic to explore?

It really is my favorite topic to explore. It’s utterly fascinating to me, and I really think it will be a big focal point in my future novels. That and love…because who doesn’t love love J 

Q:  You have just released your 4th novel, have you started your next big story?

I have! Book 5 has been plotted since early this year and I have a few scenes written so far! 

Q:  Is there an author that you feel resonates with you and your writing style?  

I really think Emily Giffin, and she is the author that really pushed me into finally start writing after I read Something Borrowed. I love the topics she explores in her books, in particular Something Borrowed and Something Blue. 

Q: When do you typically write?  Where do you write? Set the scene for us….

I have an office in my house with a nice big desk…and a chair that I share each morning with my Vizsla puppy! Typically I write in the morning, before I let the stress of my to-do list really start to bother me! I have a word count goal each day that I achieve that helps keep me on track! 

Q:  May I ask who your favorite authors are?  Books?

Emily Giffin, Sarah Pekkanen, Jen Lancaster and Sophie Kinsella!  

Lastly, Book or eBook?

eBooks solely because of my job as a book reviewer – it makes my schedule much easier!

#SPOTLIGHT: “Up to I Do” by Samantha March (LOOK AT THIS COVER!!!)

Up to I Do

Emerson Sinclair, twenty-seven year old hotel heiress, has said yes. With just over a year to plan her extravagant, over the top nuptials to Logan Worthington, it’s all hands on deck with the wedding plans. A Sinclair marrying into the Worthington family is the talk of their small New Hampshire town, and ideas include filming the wedding for a TV segment. But as the items get checked off the list, plans start to go … not as planned. From not getting a designer dress to a selfish bridesmaid and unaccountable best man, Emerson is afraid her wedding will be more a joke than anything.
When both her mother and sister seemingly begin to lose interest in her wedding plans in favor of their own personal lives, Emerson fears her big day will turn into the forgotten wedding. With the pressure to pull off a beautiful and elegant event that everyone expects from their respectable families, Emerson starts to forget the reason why she is saying I Do in the first place.
But her spirited Grams is there to make sure neither happens. With her help and guidance, Emerson not only has her wedding plans back on track, but she remembers the reason why they are going through the stress of wedding planning – because at the end of it all she gets to marry her true love, and marriage is defined by more than a wedding.