Daughter of the Bride

a novel

When my mom announced she was getting remarried, I was both excited and disoriented. There she was, pushing 60, widowed, discovering new love, and planning an elaborate wedding. There I was, of prime marrying age (29,)dating like mad, and finding nothing but frustration. As I helped her pick out her white wedding gown, I realized I was acting as the “mother of the bride” to my own mother.

I sought etiquette guides, novels, self-help books - anything to help me through the process - but came up empty-handed.

So, I wrote a book: Daughter of the Bride.

The novel will resonate with anyone trying to make sense of our upside-down world, in which parents act like children, children act like parents, and marriage isn't reserved for the young.

Amid these awkward circumstances, there is humor: at the bridal salons, the salesladies often thought I was the bride. There is opportunity: my mother and I grew closer as we navigated our way through the process. And there is hope: in our parents' remarriages, we can find proof that it's never too late to find love.


SELECTED WORKS

1. The novel
3. Girl meets Goy
Read an excerpt of the LA Times Best Seller