352 pages, 8.2 × 5.6 × 0.9 in
April 28, 2009
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0425227510
ISBN - 13: 9780425227510
Read from the Book
PROLOGUEBy the time she was eight, Mackensie Elliot had beenmarried fourteen times. She’d married each of her three bestfriends—as both bride and groom—her best friend’s brother(under his protest), two dogs, three cats, and a rabbit.She’d served at countless other weddings as maid of honor,bridesmaid, groomsman, best man, and officiant.Though the dissolutions were invariably amicable, none ofthe marriages lasted beyond an afternoon. The transitory aspectof marriage came as no surprise to Mac, as her own parentsboasted two each—so far.Wedding Day wasn’t her favorite game, but she kind of likedbeing the priest or the reverend or the justice of the peace. Or,after attending her father’s second wife’s nephew’s bar mitzvah,the rabbi.Plus, she enjoyed the cupcakes or fancy cookies and fizzylemonade always served at the reception.It was Parker’s favorite game, and Wedding Day always took place on the Brown Estate, with its expansive gardens, prettygroves, and silvery pond. In the cold Connecticut winters, theceremony might take place in front of one of the roaring firesinside the big house.They had simple weddings and elaborate affairs. Royal weddings,star- crossed elopements, circus themes, and pirate ships.All ideas were seriously considered and voted upon, and notheme or costume too outrageous.Still, with fourteen marriages under her belt, Mac grew a bitweary of Wedding Day.Until she experienced her seminal moment.For her eighth birthday Mackensie’s charming and mostlyabsent fath
From the Publisher
View our feature on The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts invites readers to the wedding event of the year!
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents her first trade original-a novel of love, friendship, and family-Book One in the Bride Quartet.
Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends-and business partners-to see her way to her own happy ending.
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of more than 165 novels. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. She is indisputably the most celebrated and beloved women's fiction writer today.
"Roberts weaves a storylike no one else."
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"Nora Roberts just keeps getting better and better."
- Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
" Extraordinarily imaginative, prolific, and popular."
"[A] consummate storyteller."