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No Ordinary Wedding Planner; A phenomenal response

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It is just under a week since our very own Naomi Thomas added ‘published author’ to her repertoire, and already No Ordinary Wedding Planner is inspiring readers from across the country – and further afield.

Reviews

Released a little under a week ago, No Ordinary Wedding Planner is already receiving some fantastic reviews from those who have read the book and been inspired by Naomi’s story. All of the feedback left on Amazon can be found here and here – just look at those five star reviews! We have gathered a small selection of the reviews for you below; they are a true testament to Naomi’s inspirational attitude, tireless hard work, and strength of character, not to mention her humour and way with words!

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Very uplifting and inspirationalMakes you realise that things are sometimes not as black as they are painted and things happen for a reason. I was diagnosed with the BRCA gene at 42 and had my breasts removed, I was devastated and since then most have my family have also got the gene including 2 of my children. But now I realise that we are the lucky ones and have been given a second chance. Good luck with your charity and hope you have many more years with your lovely family making memories x

I couldn’t put it downWell, I read this book in one evening, a truly captivating, emotional read. Naomi is inspirational and although I was diagnosed with a different type of cancer, the book has made me look far more positively at life and be thankful everyday. Thank you Naomi for sharing your story.”

An inspiring bookAn amazing, inspiring book. Naomi has a massive heart and despite her illness, she still works hard to make other peoples dreams come true. Thank-you for helping my dreams come true. The sad circumstances don’t change the fact that I’m now married to the man I love and you helped with that.”

Restores your faith in humanity, love and selflessness!Wow, what can I say?! This story made me smile, made me cry, gave me goosebumps and inspired me! What a truly remarkable woman you are Naomi and sounds like Graham is one in a million too. If you want to be inspired and have some faith restored in love, humanity and selflessness, then this is a must read!!!!”

Naomi captures the heart of a nation

Never one to sit back and relax, Naomi has been subject to a barrage of local and national press in the week since No Ordinary Wedding Planner was released. It has been fantastic to have the support of the media, both locally and across the UK; you can catch up with the articles dedicated to Naomi here: Daily Mail, and Female First, while our inspirational founder has also been busy on screen and air: ITV West Country, Taunton’s Tone FM, BBC Radio Somerset.

Keep your eyes peeled on The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation’s Facebook Page; more appearances and articles will be announced in due course.

Support No Ordinary Wedding Planner

If you have yet to buy a copy of Naomi’s book, please do so here. If you have purchased, and read, No Ordinary Wedding Planner then please be sure to leave a review; there is a real possibility of a longer version being published in book format if the e-book receives enough positive feedback. Please help Naomi’s dream to be realised.

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‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’ is here

It’s finally here; Friday 6th June 2014 marks the official launch of ‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’, the debut book by Naomi Thomas.

‘Everyone has the right to marry the love of their life, but you don’t realise just how important it is until you are told you are dying.’

A Harper Collins True Life Short Read, ideal to enjoy over an evening or two, ‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’ details Naomi’s life from the turn of 2009, a year in which she met the love of her life, only to receive the devastating news that she had breast cancer. While she makes no secret of her battles with secondary breast cancer in every day life, this book has been Naomi’s opportunity to speak frankly of her hopes and fears for the future, as well as her chance to provide some fascinating insights into the charity that she founded in 2012; The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

If you pre-ordered your copy of ‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’, then it will have been delivered to your Kindle, e-reader, or electronic device already; in fact, the chances are that you are settling down with a huge cup of tea to enjoy the book as we speak. If you have yet to purchase your copy please don’t worry – it is still available to buy from Amazon, either for download straight on to your Kindle, to be delivered directly to your phone or tablet via the iBook app, or onto your computer or e-reader.

Harper Collins, publisher of ‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’, has released this official blurb:

“This is the inspiring story of Naomi Thomas, a secondary breast cancer sufferer who has decided to devote the remainder of her life to spreading joy, helping others to find happiness by fulfilling the wedding dreams of those who are terminally ill.

Naomi was 26 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her boyfriend Graham had proposed just two days earlier. After seven months of treatment Naomi was declared cancer free, only to receive the devastating news a few short months later that the disease had returned and was no longer curable. Her son, Devon, was just six days old. Thoughts of their wedding were the one thing that kept Naomi and Graham going, but the financial burden of terminal illness had made the reality of their special day seem impossible. However, in this time of darkness, the couple discovered the amazing generosity and selflessness of local companies as they rallied around and helped to organise and fund a dream wedding. Their kindness was overwhelming.

Determined not to die in vain, Naomi began fund-raising, ultimately setting up her own charity with the mission of spreading the joy she had experienced on her big day. The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation was formed, and Naomi now organises and funds weddings for those affected by terminal and life-limiting illnesses, helping them to enjoy married life before it’s too late.

Inspiring, heart warming and incredibly moving, this story will show you the true meaning of love.

‘Everyone has the right to marry the love of their life, but you don’t realise just how important it is until you are told you are dying.’”

To read Naomi’s moving story, please purchase your copy of ‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’ from the Amazon Store today. This beautiful story costs just 99p, and will be delivered directly to your Kindle, e-reader, smart phone, or computer.

You can find out more about The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation via their website and Facebook page, or by contacting the team directly on info@weddingwishingwell.org.uk.

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No Ordinary Wedding Planner; Two sleeps to go!

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If you’ve not yet pre-ordered your copy of Naomi’s new book, ‘No Ordinary Wedding Planner’, then there is still time to do so before the launch this Friday.

Costing just 99p, this short e-book – perfect for an evening or two’s reading – details Naomi’s life from the turn of 2009, a year in which she met the love of her life, only to receive the devastating news that she had breast cancer. While she makes no secret of her battles with secondary breast cancer in every day life, this book has been Naomi’s opportunity to speak frankly of her hopes and fears for the future, as well as her chance to provide some fascinating insights into the charity that she founded in 2012; The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation.

Pre-order a copy of No Ordinary Wedding Planner today, and it will be delivered directly to your Kindle or e-book reader on Friday. No Kindle? No problem – simply download the Kindle or iBooks app onto your phone or tablet, or download the book directly to your laptop.

Official blurb:

This is the inspiring story of Naomi Thomas, a secondary breast cancer sufferer who has decided to devote the remainder of her life to spreading joy, helping others to find happiness by fulfilling the wedding dreams of those who are terminally ill.

Naomi was 26 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Her boyfriend Graham had proposed just two days earlier. After seven months of treatment Naomi was declared cancer free, only to receive the devastating news a few short months later that the disease had returned and was no longer curable. Her son, Devon, was just six days old. Thoughts of their wedding were the one thing that kept Naomi and Graham going, but the financial burden of terminal illness had made the reality of their special day seem impossible. However, in this time of darkness, the couple discovered the amazing generosity and selflessness of local companies as they rallied around and helped to organise and fund a dream wedding. Their kindness was overwhelming.

Determined not to die in vain, Naomi began fund-raising, ultimately setting up her own charity with the mission of spreading the joy she had experienced on her big day. The Wedding Wishing Well Foundation was formed, and Naomi now organises and funds weddings for those affected by terminal and life-limiting illnesses, helping them to enjoy married life before it’s too late.

Inspiring, heart warming and incredibly moving, this story will show you the true meaning of love.

‘Everyone has the right to marry the love of their life, but you don’t realise just how important it is until you are told you are dying.’

To pre-order your copy of this wonderful book, please visit Amazon’s shop now.