Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters

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  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780425258002
  • 496 Pages
  • Berkley
  • Adult


In this “funny, touching, and heartwarmingly romantic” (JULIE JAMES) novel, a bride-to-be contends with wedding plans, work pressures, and second thoughts…. For fans of Emily Giffin and Julie James.
On top of grad school, clinical hours, and part-time work, Chloe is surprised to find a ring on her finger.  Sharing the news about the engagement is easy, except with her best friend, Ben. Their relationship has always been platonic and he has stood by her through thick and thin…so what’s his problem with the new man in her life?
As she gets caught up in the whirlwind of planning a five-star wedding, she can’t stop the nagging feeling that something isn’t quite right. And Ben, the one person she wants by her side, is suddenly MIA… The guests are invited, the gifts wrapped, the flowers ordered, and her bridal gown fits like a dream.  The only thing left is a walk down the aisle.  Backing out now would be the biggest mistake of her life, right?  Unless the biggest mistake would actually be saying, “I do”…


Praise for Cynthia Ellingsen’s Marriage Matters:
“A gem!  Funny, touching, and heartwarmingly romantic.”—Julie James, New York Times bestselling author of It Happened One Wedding
” A delightful, romantic tale ….Readers will enjoy the comical wedding-planning journey and relate to characters who talk like actual people and deal with realistic relationship ups and downs.” –Publishers Weekly
“Ellingsen creates dynamic characters who are lovable, resilient, compassionate, and embroiled in a whole lot of family drama that readers will find themselves completely wrapped up in.”—Booklist
“At times, this novel is so overwhelmingly romantic that it will bring genuine tears to readers’ eyes, while numerous other parts will have them chuckling out loud….Readers will enjoy every minute of their time with this very memorable and sweet novel.” –Romantic Times
Praise for Cynthia Ellingsen’s previous novel The Whole Package
“The friendship between the women is realistic, the characters funny, and the premise well-executed. Readers will giggle and grin from start to finish, and will surely be eager for Ellingsen’s next novel.”—Publishers Weekly
“A hilarious, laugh-out-loud, romp of a novel. A story of sisterhood, and why ups and downs are only minor bumps when your girlfriends come along for the ride. Ellingsen’s debut delights.” —Examiner
“Tender and funny! These best friends really are forever!”—Wendy Wax, bestselling author of Ten Beach Road
“Un-put-down-able.”—Louise Bagshawe, bestselling author of Glamour
An excellent beach read.” –Romantic Times