The Accidental Bride

The Accidental Bride

A Romantic Comedy

Book - 1999
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With just one month to go before her fairy tale wedding to the third richest man in the second largest city in Ohio, Lily Blair is suddenly beset by doubts. Even though she appears to have it all - a budding career and a five-carat engagement ring from the man of her dreams - she can't decide whether to plunge headfirst into the security of married suburban life, or follow her career dreams solo to New York. And while the zany and loving cast of friends, family, and co-workers keep pushing her towards the aisle, Lily knows that, despite the passion she feels for her fiancÉ, she alone must come to terms with the biggest decision of her life. As she locks horns with her mother on nearly every detail, issues like veal medallions vs. chicken wings become battles in an event being staged with all the grandeur and precision of a full-scale military operation. The situation grows funnier and more desperate at every turn as Lily must confront an absurd bridal fair, an unsympathetic psychiatrist, and the local gossip column. Before she loses her sanity, she looks to her heroine, Jane Austen, for inspiration. The result is hilarious, sweet,andsmart. For Lily Blair is a real heroine for the 90s and beyond, andThe Accidental Bridewho will keep surprising you until the end.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1999.
ISBN: 9780312203573
Branch Call Number: Fic Hara
Characteristics: 288 p. ; 22 cm.


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Jul 19, 2013

Cute story of a young woman in the those of wedding plans. Only problem is she doesn't want to get married. She feels she doesn't know the man that well and wants time to be certain. As frivolous as the premise sounds, I can relate to her feelings. Often the event of marriage takes a life of its own, with others planning the details, and the bride is left out. It's everyone else's dream wedding but it hers. I enjoyed the book a great deal.

Dec 03, 2011

Decent book, nothing super spectacular. In fact, it's been less than a week and two novels since I finished it and I can't really remember much of the story line. The day after I finished it, I couldn't even remember the title or plot. In the author's defense, I have a terrible memory though. I enjoyed the book, just not something that really struck a chord for me.


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