Imagine you have the perfect dress – THEE DRESS – to wear down the aisle. There’s just one little problem: your ex-best friend wore it first – to marry your ex-boyfriend. That’s what happens in bestselling author, Wendy Wax’s new novel, MY EX-BESTFRIEND’S WEDDING (Berkley).
Prized and stored away for safekeeping, the timeless ivory wedding dress, with its scooped neck and cleverly fitted bodice, sits gently folded in its box, whispering of Happily Ever Afters. To Kendra, Brianna, and Lauren it’s a reminder of what could have been, the promise of a fairy tale, and a friendship torn apart. But as Kendra knows firsthand: it wasn’t the dress’s fault.
Once closer than sisters, Lauren and Bree have grown up and grown apart, allowing broken promises and unfulfilled dreams to destroy their friendship. A successful author, Lauren returns home to the Outer Banks, fiancé in tow, to claim the dress she never thought she’d wear. While Bree, a bookstore owner, grapples with the realities of life after you marry the handsome prince. As the former best friends wrestle with their uncertain futures, they are both certain of one thing: some betrayals can never be forgiven.
Now on the eve of her daughter Lauren’s wedding, Kendra struggles with a secret she’s kept for far too long. And vows to make sure the dress will finally bring Lauren and Bree back together—knowing they’ll need each other to survive the coming storm.
Another fabulous Wendy Wax novel for lover’s of women’s fiction, chick-lit and family drama – lots of family drama. Enjoy this with a sweet strawberry daiquiri. Perfect!
Wendy Wax turned to fiction after a career in broadcasting as a television writer, producer and on-camera talent. Her claim to fame during this time was serving as the voice of the Publix Teller machines and hosting a live radio show called Desperate and Dateless. (She was both.)
Her fourteen previous novels and two novellas explore friendship, loyalty, self-discovery and the seemingly insurmountable challenges life sometimes presents. Born in St. Petersburg, Florida, she grew up on St. Pete Beach within spitting distance of the Gulf of Mexico. Appropriately enough, Wendy attended Sunshine Elementary School where recess and art class sometimes took place on the beach, and the highlight of every school year was the annual fish broil. Not surprisingly, some of her favorite Florida beaches were destined to become settings for her best selling fiction.
It’s hard to be a type-A personality when you grow up in such a laid-back environment, but somehow Wendy managed. Convinced that you were expected to know how to read before you showed up for kindergarten, she convinced a neighbor friend to teach her. She’s been devouring the written word ever since. Books, one of Wendy’s greatest treasures and best forms of escape, have had a major impact on her life and on her decision to create stories about women, friendship, family, and triumph over adversity leavened with her trademark honesty and humor.
She has won numerous writing awards including the RT Career Achievement Award for Mainstream Fiction and was honored by the City of St. Pete Beach in 2011 when the City Commission declared May 12th (which happened to be her mother’s birthday) “Wendy Wax Day.”
Thanks to Berkley, we have one copy of Wendy’s new novel to give away. Just tell us what comes to mind when you hear the word wedding. We’ll announce a winner soon. Good luck.
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