Marriage Matters

Marriage Matters

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


She barely has time to attend a wedding, let alone plan one, but Chloe has just caught the bouquet. So has her married mother… and her widowed grandmother. Now three generations of women are set to walk down the aisle in one wedding extravaganza…For fans of Emily Giffin and Jennifer Weiner.  
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…so why is Chloe so afraid he is going to object?

Kristine is successful at running her travel bookstore, but her twenty-five year marriage is on the rocks. When her husband suggests a vow renewal ceremony, she agrees to say I Do…until a tempting employee makes her wonder whether or not she wants to be married at all.

June knows what’s best for her and everyone around her. Given a second chance at love, she’s delighted to plan the family wedding of her dreams. But when June gets a little carried away in her enthusiasm, she risks losing more than the love of her life… she risks losing her family.

In Cynthia Ellingsen’s heartwarming and hilarious novel of first loves, second chances, and unexpected twists, three generations of brides-to-be discover that love is always better as a family affair.


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 of three generations of women all seeking love and affirmation, following a joint bouquet-catch at a family wedding. ….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
“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