Mass Market Paperbound
336 pages, 6.81 × 4.19 × 0.81 in
May 1, 2012
Penguin Publishing Group
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0515150649
ISBN - 13: 9780515150643
About the Book
From #1 "New York Times"-bestselling author Roberts comes the first book in a new series: a novel of love, friendship, and family--and the unpredictable moments that turn a pretty picture into a true work of art.
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
#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.
With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he’s stable, and he’s safe. He’s even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There’s something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother’s phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends—and business partners—Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories…
About the Author
Nora Roberts is the number-one New York Times–bestselling author of Chasing Fire, The Search, and Black Hills, among other titles. She is also the author of the bestselling futuristic suspense series written under the pen name J. D. Robb. There are more than 400 million copies of her novels in print.
"Timeless and classic."
“Thoroughly charming…a compelling celebration of the power of friendship and love.”
“Funny sparks fly…[Roberts’s] gentle humor and likable cast will immediately endear this series to readers.”
“An utterly delightful book that is amusing, touching and completely charming.”