REVIEW: The Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel by Kenn Bivins

Blessed is the woman who has never had anything to love. She can never know the heartbreak that comes with losing it.

Before being wed to happily ever after, Felona Mabel must resolve the disaster that is her life. 

She is a 32-year old, freckled redhead of mixed heritage who has amassed much success as a big city, award-winning journalist. 

Two weeks before her wedding day, she’s summoned back to her estranged, small hometown where her ailing and abusive mother lies comatose, near death and doesn’t wish to be resuscitated. 

Felona, intent on some semblance of happily ever after, resolves that her mother’s impending death may be the necessary closure she needs before her wedding. 

But will a series of cul-de-sacs, twists and last–minute left turns steer Felona toward her inevitable ruin?

First, let me say how breathtaking this cover is. I absolutely love it and it will be one that I will always mention if the topic of book covers is discussed. Now, that that’s out of the way, let me get into the book.

Going home. Sometimes we look forward to the comfort of the place we grew up. And, other times we don’t want to face the past and/or anything or anyone associated with it. Felona falls into the latter category. 

Bivins does an excellent job of putting his spin on the age old tale of how childhood wounds follow us into adulthood if they aren’t properly dealt with. On the surface, Felona’s life looked as if it was going smoothly until she is forced to face her mother and their issues. Sometimes we kid ourselves into thinking closure isn’t needed, but in our most important relationships it is and in this complex and intricately written story, Felona finally gets it. 

“You know what? I love this woman. We’re really good friends. Best friends, actually. We’ve been through a lot and I’m not going anywhere. Unless she comes with me. So…yeah…that’s all I got.”

Of course, there’s a boy. Well, a childhood friend that has turned into a man and he plays a very important role in helping Felona face everything. He doesn’t allow her time back home not to be productive and life-changing. Bivins does an excellent job of providing balance between their friendship and the romantic undertones. 

I was unaware of Kenn Bivins until I saw this cover posted on Facebook by one of my book friends. On a complete side note, as a reader ALWAYS share book (covers, quotes, and reviews) stuff on social media and retailer sites because it is truly a BIG help to authors and other readers. Felona’s life is one of ups and downs that we get to watch grow and evolve through the final page. I look forward to reading more by Mr. Bivins!!

Buy The Wedding & Disaster of Felona Mabel here!

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