ONLY EVER HER by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen & Giveaway


It was to be the perfect wedding—until the bride disappeared.

In Marybeth Mayhew Whalen’s new novel, ONLY EVER HER (LakeUnionPublishing), Annie Taft’s wedding is four days away, and it will be one of the grandest anyone can remember in her small South Carolina town. Preparations are in order. Friends and family are gathering in anticipation. Everything is going according to plan. Except that Annie herself has vanished. Did she have second thoughts?

Or has something much worse happened to the bride-to-be?

As the days pass, the list of suspects in her disappearance grows. Could it be the recently released man a young Annie misidentified as her mother’s killer? Could it be someone even closer to her?

While her loved ones frantically try to track her down, they’re forced to grapple with their own secrets—secrets with the power to reframe entire relationships, leaving each to wonder how well they really knew Annie and how well they know themselves.

I liked the premise of ONLY EVER HER, but I felt like the book couldn’t decide what it was. It can be placed in several categories, but I felt it didn’t have a focus. I love MMW’s novels. I guess I was kind of let down by this one.

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About Marybeth Mayhew Whalen

Marybeth Mayhew Whalen is the author of When We Were WorthyThe Things We Wish Were True, and five previous novels. She speaks to women’s groups around the United States and is the cofounder of the popular women’s fiction site She Reads ( Marybeth and her husband, Curt, have been married for twenty-seven years and are the parents of six children. Marybeth divides her time between the suburbs of Charlotte, North Carolina, and the coastline of Sunset Beach, North Carolina. You can find her at

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Thanks to TLC Book Tours, we have one copy to giveaway. Just tell us about being a bride or attending a wedding. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.

GIVEAWAY: USA only, please!

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84 thoughts on “ONLY EVER HER by Marybeth Mayhew Whalen & Giveaway

  1. I hate being the center of attention, that’s the only reason I didn’t like being a bride. I’d love to win and read this book!

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  2. I was a 20 yo bride marrying my 19 yo fiancé. I’d never want my children to get married that young but we’ll be celebrating our 43rd anniversary in October. There were some tough years for sure, but as the years go by, our love and respect for each other keeps increasing.

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  3. My first wedding was a simple ceremony at someone’s house. I was a very shy person so we had a simple but pretty ceremony.

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  4. I thought everything was right when I married the first time; same church, lived in the same area, in our 20’s, he was 3 years older than me….the things you considered 60 years ago. After 10 years and a baby, he decided he wanted out. If it wasn’t for the baby, I’d say that I never should have gone into this marriage. The red flags were waving before we got married and I was too forgiving.

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      1. Thanks, Cindy!! I am still waiting on the photographer, but will hopefully have some to share!!


  5. I’ve never had a wedding. I eloped when I was 18. I remarried in 2000. We went to the courthouse and the county judge married us. My son and niece were the only ones present.

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  6. The most recent, and most special wedding I attended was my daughter’s, and it was beautiful — the couple, the service and the venue, which was in the mountains, in Rifle, Colorado.

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  7. My first and only wedding was a large elegant ny wedding we were very young so our parents planned it,they did a beautiful job,my adult style& my husband agrees would be a small intimate affair,

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  8. I just attended a wedding in March 2019 for a college friend’s daughter. It was so fun to see friends I have not seen in twenty years and catch up. Weddings are always a blessing.

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  9. When being a bride, I was only nervous during the ceremony when all the eyes are on you. You feel utterly appreciated among your loved ones. It was an unforgettable day.

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  10. Well… about weddings. Im happy to say that I will attend my eldest niece’s wedding this summer and it will be the first wedding in the family in years. The first one in the 3rd generation.

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  11. Got an invite to our Godkids Dad 3rd wedding. Not that happy to start with, but really felt out of place. No mention on invite special dress. get there ad the groom wearing blue jeans/shirt and the Bride and her attentants jean skirts/blouse. Talk about being overdressed.

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  12. I was a bride in 1965, no big wedding just a ceremony at the parsonage! Just family there, sure saved money, but I sure was happy! I married a wonderful man who treated me like a queen for 36 years before his death!

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  13. I loved my own wedding, and I enjoy going to weddings. It’s a time for family and friends to get together to celebrate with each other.


  14. My so was married 2 years ago in Tahiti – just the 2 of them – while I stayed home taking care of my grand Dogs! Upon their return, they were married in their home with relatives present – wedding dress for my beautiful daughter-in-law, followed by a reception for family and friends in local winery!


  15. I was a bride almost 45 years ago, and now I’m looking forward to attending my son’s wedding next March.


  16. We were married May 21, 1966. He was 19 and I was 19 the next week. A big wedding for the time in my church with lots of guests. Then no one had sit down dinners. We had great reception at my parents’s home after wedding.


  17. Bummer city! Can I just say I love this cover so much? It’s so pretty and I’d buy it just to have it on my shelf! Thanks for being on this tour! Sara @ TLC Book Tours


  18. My nephew, who helped me move from New York to Boston when he was five, is getting married in October. I’m thankful he found a lovely girl who appreciates his sensitivity!


  19. One of my good friends fiance came to pick up their daughter and made a move on me. I was part of the wedding party and had a difficult time at the wedding the next day


  20. I was a bride almost 20 years ago! I can’t believe I’m that old 😉 My husband and I will celebrate our 20th anniversary in September! I loved everything about my wedding, it was so much fun!


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