There Goes the Bride
Overview - From the creator of the beloved Isabel Bookbinder series comes a funny and heartwarming take on how "happily ever after" isn't always what you expect. Happily ever after isn't always what you expect... Polly Atkins, a Londoner living in New York City, is headed back across the pond for her wedding, a grand affair that has her older sister, Bella, in a whirlwind of excitement. Read more...
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From the creator of the beloved Isabel Bookbinder series comes a funny and heartwarming take on how "happily ever after" isn't always what you expect. Happily ever after isn't always what you expect...
Polly Atkins, a Londoner living in New York City, is headed back across the pond for her wedding, a grand affair that has her older sister, Bella, in a whirlwind of excitement. Bella can't wait to take over the wedding plans--and neither can Polly's best friend, Grace, whose life as a wife, housekeeper, and mother is making her feel older than her twenty-eight years. She's desperate to see Polly settle down in the same city--and the same life.
The only one who isn't bursting with enthusiasm is Polly. Which is why, before things can get any more chaotic, she calls the whole thing off and lets go of the most perfect man on the planet. There's no way that Polly is going to tell anyone why she's changed her mind. Some secrets are best kept hidden. But Grace and Bella are determined to get Polly and her fiance back together if it's the last thing they do. After all, solving someone else's problems has got to be better than dealing with your own. . . .
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Polly Atkins is leaving New York and heading home to London to marry the perfect man in McQueen’s charming newest (after Confetti Confidential), and her older sister, Bella, and best friend Grace couldn’t be more excited. Unfortunately, Polly is less than enthused and calls off the wedding, refusing to explain her reasons. Though Bella and Grace have their own problems—Bella can’t conceive and her unreliable boyfriend, Jamie, won’t help with an adoption; Grace is an overworked and underappreciated mother and homemaker—both busy themselves with getting to the bottom of Polly’s sudden change of heart. Meanwhile, Bella bemoans her childlessness and acclimates (and warms up) to Liam, an unwanted houseguest foisted upon her by Jamie, and Grace strikes up an affair with her husband’s wealthy boss. In an attempt to reunite Polly with her beau, Bella invites him to her Christmas party, where the two reconnect. But nothing is sure until Polly comes clean about her troubled past. Readers will delight in McQueen’s lovable cast, the dynamics of Grace’s escapist romance, Bella’s understated affection for Liam, and Polly’s emotional revelation. Agent: Clare Alexander, Aitken Alexander Associates. (June 5)