The Accidental Bride: A Romantic Comedy
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Titel: The Accidental Bride: A Romantic Comedy
Verlag: St. Martin's Griffin June 8, 2000
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With just one month to go before her fairy tale wedding to the third richest man in the second largest city in Ohio, Lily Blair is suddenly beset by doubts. Even though she appears to have it all - a budding career and a five-carat engagement ring from the man of her dreams - she can't decide whether to plunge headfirst into the security of married suburban life, or follow her career dreams solo to New York. And while the zany and loving cast of friends, family, and co-workers keep pushing her towards the aisle, Lily knows that, despite the passion she feels for her fiancé, she alone must come to terms with the biggest decision of her life.
As she locks horns with her mother on nearly every detail, issues like veal medallions vs. chicken wings become battles in an event being staged with all the grandeur and precision of a full-scale military operation. The situation grows funnier and more desperate at every turn as Lily must confront an absurd bridal fair, an unsympathetic psychiatrist, and the local gossip column. Before she loses her sanity, she looks to her heroine, Jane Austen, for inspiration. The result is hilarious, sweet, and smart. For Lily Blair is a real heroine for the 90s and beyond, and The Accidental Bride who will keep surprising you until the end.
Advance Praise for The Accidental Bride
: "Harayda's debut novel is a witty and wise comedy of manners that pays homage to Jane Austen. . . . Sharp characterizations and wry humor gleefully lampoon style-over substance nuptial minutiae. Harayda fleshes out Lily Blair with a refreshing combination of emotional fragility and headstrong, illogical self-awareness, making her all the more endearing. Readers will find themselves rooting for Lily to triumph." --Publishers Weekly
"The Accidental Bride delightfully sends up the carnivals we call modern weddings. In a style that careens from Austenesque to Corporate Memo-ese, Janice Harayda has written a farce that dissects the farce of the matrimonial ceremony. Lily is a charming character." --Olivia Goldsmith, bestselling author of The First Wives Club
"The Accidental Bride is a delightful romp of a book, both funny and wise and very much a story for our times. In Lily Blair, Jan Harayda has created a contemporary character who outdoes the best of Jane Austen's most memorable women. When feisty Lily comes to terms with one of the biggest decisions of her life, the reader can do nothing but cheer." --Ruth Coughlin, author of Grieving: A Love Story
"The Accidental Bride is a charmingly witty, modern-day satirical tale of a woman trying to keep her balance as she teeters on the edge of matrimony." --Charles Salzberg, co-author of On a Clear Day They Could See Seventh Place
"True laughs and true love abound in this galloping romantic comedy. Jan Harayda goes after the smug assumptions of suburban weddings and the absurdity of 'mandatory' matrimony. The wit is civilized, the heart is romantic, and the wisecracks are wise indeed." --Steve Szilagyi, author of Photographing Fairies
"Jan Harayda has created a witty heroine whose struggles with her prenuptial predicament will keep you guessing--and laughing--until the very last page." --Gini Hartzmark, author of Principal Defense
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