Cydney Parrish's day started out bad and only got worse. In a family of jet-setting, overachieving eccentrics, she is considered the "stable one." So stable, she raised her world famous photographer sister's child. And now, Cydney's come home to find 19-year-old Bebe having sex with Aldo Munroe, followed by Bebe announcing she is getting married.

While most family members are thrilled, Aldo's uncle, the reclusive author Angus Munroe, is dead set against the forthcoming matrimony. Instead of joining forces, Angus and Cydney start out with daggers drawn. Despite her misgivings, Cydney is now trying to plan a wedding in a few weeks time. Deciding that discretion is the better part of valor, and with the hope that he can gently sabotage the proceedings, Angus offers his large secluded home as the wedding venue.

Every now and then a book comes along that knocks your socks off, and this is one of those books! MOTHER OF THE BRIDE is filled to the brim with wonderfully eccentric characters, layered emotions and downright hilarious antics. Series favorite Lynn Michaels breaks into single title, in a very big way. (Jun., 375 pp., $6.99)

Reviewed by: 
Jill M. Smith