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  • Published: 28 January 2025
  • ISBN: 9781761341748
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $34.99

The Bad Bridesmaid




The delightful new romantic comedy by the bestselling Australian author of The Other Bridget.

When serial dater Winifred Darling – Fred – is asked to be the maid of honour at her mother’s sixth wedding, she’s determined to do everything in her power to stop it. As the author of a forthcoming book called 21 Rules for Not Catching Feelings, she knows better than most about the perils of falling in love.
On arrival at the island wedding destination, Fred is delighted to discover that the groom’s hot muso son Leo is just as set against the wedding as she is. Together, they come up with ‘Operation Break-Up’ to prevent their parents from making what they believe will be a catastrophic mistake.
But as Fred and Leo get to know each other better, their unexpected feelings for each other create further complications, and Fred is forced to rethink her own rigid rules about romance and family. Maybe not every relationship has to play by the book, and could Fred become the star in a romcom of her own?
A heart-warming friends-to-lovers romance about the magic and mayhem of weddings – and what happens when everything you thought you knew about love is turned upside down.
‘Prolific, entertaining and charming, Rachael Johns is arguably the best romantic writer in Australia.’ The Australian

  • Published: 28 January 2025
  • ISBN: 9781761341748
  • Imprint: Penguin
  • Format: Trade Paperback
  • Pages: 352
  • RRP: $34.99

About the author

Rachael Johns

Once upon a time (briefly) Rachael was an English teacher, then her dreams of becoming a novelist came true. Now she spends her days writing romance and women’s fiction in the Swan Valley, Western Australia. Her book The Patterson Girls won the ABIA Award in 2016 for General Fiction and she has also won the prestigious Romance Writers of Australia RUBY Award twice.

When she’s not writing, you’ll find Rachael reading, occasionally sewing, hanging with her adorable Sheepadoodle or listening to audiobooks while driving around or cleaning up after her three teenage boys. The only TV show she watches is The Farmer Wants a Wife and every year she says she’ll read more non-fiction but fails because there are too many good novels waiting to be devoured.

Rachael loves to hear from her readers and can be contacted on Facebook, Instagram, TikTok and Threads. She also runs the Rachael Johns’ Online Book Club, which you can join on Facebook.

For more information visit www.rachaeljohns.com

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