Erin Merritt has returned to her scenic hometown of Heart Lake to plan her wedding, but when she repeatedly runs into her childhood crush, she wonders if she's engaged to the wrong man. To make matters worse, all the stress is making her eat, and now she can't fit into her wedding dress.
Erin enlists the help of her cooking club--Angela, Megan and Kizzy--and the Teeny Bikini Diet Club is born. The women make a pact to get slim enough to wear their bikinis to the lake by summertime, a pact that changes their lives forever. With a little help from her friends, Angela faces her fear that her marriage is crumbling. Megan confronts the self-esteem issues that have always held her back. Kizzy deals with her husband's efforts to sabotage her diet and keep her overweight. And Erin learns some important truths about love.
Pull up your favorite beach chair and savor this funny, inspiring story about being true to yourself and following your heart, and the women who enrich our lives.
It's January, and four Seattle-area women turn their cooking club into a diet program with the goal of fitting into bikinis by summer. Predictably, each has a problem: party planner Erin can't fit into her wedding dress and, besides, she's marrying the wrong man, a fact that's obvious to everyone but her. A doctor has ordered Kizzy, owner of a home shop (and, at 55, the oldest of the group), to lose weight for health reasons, while chubby homemaker Angela resents her husband's sexy assistant, and attorney Megan's lifelong weight issues are undermining her self-confidence. Although Roberts (On Strike for Christmas) stages some amusing scenes as the friends fall into dieting traps and support one another, Angela's jumping to conclusions and Erin's cluelessness about her own feelings drag down the proceedings. Of the four women, only Megan seems to spring from a palpable internal reality as she faces her insecurities and takes charge of her career.