FIT TO BE TIED
Kendall again presents a story that mixes humor with a more serious plot. The journey of the two main characters toward an awareness of what really matters and secondary characters who make their own discoveries give this lighthearted romance substance.
The joy of Jennifer's engagement to Tom is tempered by the shock of her parents' marital problems. Eight months later, on her wedding day, a missing shoe, blue-stained teeth, a broken mirror and a drunken groom are just some of the things that don't bode well for her future happiness. But it's when Tom's ex-wife -- the one he failed to mention -- shows up at the reception that her day is really dampened. The honeymoon must go on, however, but will the marriage? And if a breakup is imminent, who will get the dog? (Signet Eclipse, Mar., 336 pp., $6.99)