In this “funny, touching, and heartwarmingly romantic” (JULIE JAMES) novel, a bride-to-be contends with wedding plans, work pressures, and second thoughts…. For fans of Emily Giffin and Julie James.
On top of grad school, clinical hours, and part-time work, Chloe is surprised to find a ring on her finger. Sharing the news about the engagement is easy, except with her best friend, Ben. Their relationship has always been platonic and he has stood by her through thick and thin…so what's his problem with the new man in her life?
As she gets caught up in the whirlwind of planning a five-star wedding, she can’t stop the nagging feeling that something isn't quite right. And Ben, the one person she wants by her side, is suddenly MIA… The guests are invited, the gifts wrapped, the flowers ordered, and her bridal gown fits like a dream. The only thing left is a walk down the aisle. Backing out now would be the biggest mistake of her life, right? Unless the biggest mistake would actually be saying, “I do”…
Ellingsen (The Whole Package) offers a delightful, romantic tale of three generations of women all seeking love and affirmation, following a joint bouquet-catch at a family wedding. Psychology grad student Chloe's hectic schedule of classes, internship, and work doesn't allow her time to date or even to hang out much with her best friend, Ben. When a high-profile psychologist she admires asks her on a date, she is suddenly out of her comfort zone. Meanwhile, her mother, Kristine, feels disconnected from Chloe's father, whose work travel takes him away from home more and more frequently. Kristine's mother, June, feels the need to butt into Chloe and Kristine's love lives, but she could use some wisdom herself regarding her next-door neighbor and gardening nemesis, handsome widower Charley. After a flurry of proposals, three simultaneous weddings are planned, but who will walk down the aisle? Actually, the outcomes are never in doubt, but readers will enjoy the comical wedding-planning journey and relate to characters who talk like actual people and deal with realistic relationship ups and downs.