Sienna and Courtney Watson and Rachel Halcomb are
sisters. Their mother, Maggie, is getting remarried to a
wonderful man she never thought she'd find. The girls'
father died when they were quite young, and Maggie raised
the girls alone. It was a struggle since her husband left
her with no insurance, no means of support and three
young daughters. They lost their home and everything they
had, except each other.
Susan Mallery tells each of the sisters' stories in
DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE. Courtney is the youngest and
struggled in school. She dropped out at eighteen and is
now a maid at the local Los Lobos Inn, where the family
lived for a period of time after their father's death.
Courtney is tall, awkward and unsure of herself. She
meets her boss's grandson, Quinn, who is an important
music mogul from LA. Quinn tries to help Courtney see
that she is beautiful, smart and can rise above her
circumstances. In the process she's afraid she may be
falling in love, but love hurts too bad for her to let
Rachel is the oldest daughter and is divorced from Greg.
They married young, had a child right away, and then Greg
cheated on Rachel. She grew up and he didn't, so they
grew apart. Now Greg is stepping up to take
responsibility and help out with their son. Can Rachel
ever trust him again? Does Greg want something more?
Sienna is the middle child. She's smart, beautiful and
has been engaged twice. Now she's in a relationship with
a man that may be Mr. Right. When he unexpectedly
proposes at her mom's engagement party in front of
everyone, Sienna doesn't know what to think. She feels
trapped. She's never been more unsure of anything in her
life. Is David right for her, or has she already passed
up her one true chance for happiness?
DAUGHTERS OF THE BRIDE is a fabulous story about being
brave enough to face life, about living with past hurts,
yet moving on emotionally. It's a story about
forgiveness, strange family dynamics and keeping secrets.
Susan Mallery explores the hardships of raising a child
as a single parent with several of her characters. Her
character development is masterfully written, as always,
and her descriptions of the settings are exquisite. The
pages are filled with sarcastic humor that will have you
chuckling as you read. Each of the three daughters
examines their lives in their current situation and
questions how much their upbringing had a bearing on
where they are today emotionally. This will be a great
summer read; you do not want to miss it. Ms. Mallery
includes some recipes at the end that tie in with her
drunken honey bees!
With Joy, Love, and a
Little Trepidation Courtney, Sienna and Rachel
Invite You To the Most Emotional Wedding of the
Year… Their Mother's
Courtney ~ The Misfit ~
As the awkward one, Courtney Watson may not be as together
as her sisters, but she excels at one thing—keeping secrets,
including her white-hot affair with a sexy music producer.
Planning Mom's wedding exposes her startling hidden life,
changing her family's view of her—and how she views
Sienna ~ The Free Spirit ~
When Sienna's boyfriend proposes—in front of her mom and
sisters, for crying out loud—he takes her by surprise. She
already has two broken engagements under her belt. Should
she say "I do" even if she's not sure she does?
Rachel ~ The Cynic ~
Rachel thought love would last forever…right up until her
divorce. As Mom's wedding day draws near and her ex begs for
a second chance, she's forced to acknowledge some
uncomfortable truths about why her marriage failed, and
decide if she'll let pride stand in the way of her own
happily ever after.
A must-read for anyone who has survived the wedding of a
sister, a mother, a daughter—as told by #1 New York
Times bestselling author and master storyteller Susan