âLiz Talley clearly understands womenâthe enduring power of friendship, the strength and beauty of the human heart, the many ways that forgiveness heals. Funny and heartbreaking, The Wedding War is sassy Southern womenâs fiction at its absolute best.â âMariah Stewart, New York Times bestselling author
Save the date for this funny and poignant novel of family, friendship, letting go, and moving on by the award-winning author of Room to Breathe.
Once upon a time, Melanie Layton and Tennyson OâRourke were inseparableâbut their friends-4ever promises were shattered when an explosive secret was revealed at Melâs wedding, a secret that destroyed her family. The two havenât spoken for the past twenty-some-odd years, and theyâd be happy if they never crossed paths again.
But now Melâs daughter and Teenyâs son have fallen in loveâand announced their engagement.
Which means the two women must tolerate one another and play nice long enough to plan their childrenâs dream wedding. From the beginning, they clash. Melanie imagines a classy, elegant event, in keeping with tradition. Teenyâs vision is a bit more extravagant, and thanks to her habit of marrying well, sheâs got the cash to plan the flashiest wedding of the season.
Complicating matters are the men in their lives: Tennyson is falling for the wrong guy, and Melanie is trying to hold on to a flailing marriage. Amid the flurry of cake tastings, dress fittings, seating charts, and bridal showers, Mel and Teeny confront their past mistakesâwith twenty years of pent-up drama.
When the day of the wedding finally arrives, their friendship might just be something old and something new.
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