Mom, Dad, I'm getting married.
What do you do when your daughter tells you the big news? If you're Camille Delonga, you fight the urge to go lie down for a year or so ... and then you do what any self-respecting mother of the bride would -- you march right out and buy a sky-high stack of bridal magazines.
Once upon a Wedding In award-winning author Kathleen Eagle's astonishing and warm new novel, we see just what happens to Camille, her family, and her friends when her beautiful and young daughter, Jordan, speaks those unforgettable words. After all, weddings are a time of unbelievable joy, a few tender tears -- and sometimes one huge headache.
So Camille ignores the thought that her baby is simply too young to take such a big step and throws herself into action. There are flower arrangements to be chosen, favors to be lovingly created by her own two hands ... and lives to be put in order. And one of those disorganized lives belongs to her irrepressible, irresponsible, and somehow still irresistibleex-husband.
When they were younger -- as young as Jordan is now -- Camille loved Creed Burke with all her heart and soul. This passionate Lakota swept her off her feet and right to the justice of the peace. Their wedding had been hurried, private ... nothing like the extravaganza their daughter is now planning.
Creed is a musician who never seems to stay in one place long enough. Yet his wanderlust has never quite quenched his and Camille's passion for each other or his love for their daughter. But it did unravel their marriage.
Now after years of cordial and casual, Camille finds that Creed is invading every aspect of her life. When she comes down for breakfast, he's sitting at the table helping himself to coffee. And when she goes out on the town with her girlfriends, he's sure to show up and ask her for a long, slow dance. Slowly but surely, Creed is weaving himself back into the fabric of her life. And their daughter's upcoming wedding brings back so many tender, tempting, and confusing memories of their own fiery union.
Her two best girlfriends aren't much help. "Maybe it'll all work out," says gentle Ellie, a not-so-closet romantic who is clearly hoping for a reconciliation. "Don't trust him!" warns Bridget. But can you really trust someone whose husband has just stormed out of the house? As for Camille's own mother, Rosie, who is facing a serious illness and still has an expectant gleam in her eye and a soft spot in her heart for her ex-son-in-law, she declares Life's too short to pass up another shot at happiness.
So when the big day arrives Camille realizes there is only one answer: follow her heart. But where will it take her?
Kathleen Eagle has written an extraordinary story, filled with the complexity of female friendships, the tempestousness of the mother-daughter relationship, and the power of everlasting love. Anyone who has ever been a mother, daughter, friend, or lover will never forget Once upon a Wedding.
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Kathleen Eagle published her first book, a Romance Writers of America Golden Heart Award winner, in 1984. Since then she has published more than forty books, including historical and contemporary, series and single title, earning her nearly every award in the industry. Her books have appeared on the USA Today bestseller list and the New York Times extended bestseller list. Kathleen is a winner of the RITAŽ award, and has also won the career achievement award twice from Romantic Times. She lives in Minnesota with her husband, who is Lakota Sioux. The Eagles have three children and three grandchildren.From Publishers Weekly:
The mother of the bride gets her own happy ending in this double-barreled romance by Eagle (The Last Good Man). As the novel begins, Camille Delonga, popular sculptor with a musician ex and an ill mother, is enjoying the wedding of the child of one of her best friends and wondering why anyone would go to the trouble and expense of hosting such a large nuptials. Little does she know that her daughter, Jordan, and the son of her uptight, pretentious friend Bridget are soon to make an announcement of their own. She surprises herself by throwing herself into the preparations and enjoying the planning for the fairy-tale occasion; even her mother, Rosemary, in treatment for cancer, enjoys hand-crafting the dress that Jordan is to wear, not to mention flirting with the chauffeur of the vintage limo hired to drive the kids to the ceremony. But all this reminds Camille of her own bare-bones wedding and stormy marriage to the charming but unreliable Native American Creed Burke, Jordan's father, who, informed by Jordan of her upcoming ceremony, appears on the scene to do what he can to help. Camille and Creed find that there was fault on both sides and that each has mellowed they also discover that they still feel sparks, but does Camille dare to trust Creed again? The dialogue is choppy and the pacing uneven, but the second-time-around romance between Camille and Creed rings true, and the wedding-preparation details are frosting on the cake.
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