Wilson Lewis has come to the realization that his thirty-year marriage to Jane lacks romance. They raised three wonderful children together, but have grown apart since the offspring left the nest. Wilson is worried that the distance may be irreparable and could cost him the woman he loves.
Wilson compares his marriage to that of his in-laws. The lifetime union of Noah and Allie Calhoun (featured in The Notebook) is an example of the ultimate dedication between two people.
Looking back, Wilson realizes he spent most of his own marriage putting in long hours at the law office. After he forgets their 29th anniversary, Jane seems ready to leave for good. Wilson knows he has to open up emotionally and become the husband Jane has always deserved. He looks to Noah for advice and encouragement.
The thirty-year anniversary is fast approaching and Wilson carefully plans for the event. The Lewis marriage may be over if he can't win Jane's heart again in The Wedding.
The title ceremony in this Sparks' novel is the wedding of Jane and Wilson's youngest daughter. Her pending nuptials stir strong emotions within the family.
It's automatically assumed that Jane and Wilson are wonderful people whose marriage is worth saving. Truthfully, I didn't entirely warm up to Jane, making it hard to dive head-first into the story. Fortunately the hunky author has a gift for romantic writing, so my indifference to a lead character didn't hinder enjoyment of The Wedding.
Fans of Sparks will be pleased with this follow-up to The Notebook. Though The Wedding is quite predictable, sentimentalists will be very satisfied with the romantic tale.