The Bride Will Keep Her Name
By Jan Goldstein
(Crown, Hardcover, 9780307345929, 272pp.)
Publication Date: June 16, 2009
Other Editions of This Title: Paperback
Something borrowed. Something blue. Do you really know the man to whom you’re saying ‘I do?’
Madison Mandelbaum is on top of the world. She’s got a loving — though totally neurotic — family, two fabulous girlfriends, and best of all, she’s head-over-heels in love with Colin Darcy, an investigative reporter for NBC, a distant relation to the Queen, and–most importantly–Maddie’s fiancé. Be careful what you wish for her mother’s always fond of saying, but with Colin on her arm, Maddie is certain that everything will finally go right.
With one week to go before the wedding, Maddie receives an anonymous email that suggests that her fiancé may not be the man she thinks he is. Is this someone’s idea of a pre-wedding joke? Yet as sinister phone calls, text messages, and disturbing clues turn up, all linking Colin to the murder of a sexy callgirl, Maddie realizes that she must get to the bottom of this. Fast.
As the clock counts down towards what was to be the ceremony of her dreams, Maddie’s life is turned into a wild race to find the truth. Between frantic dress fittings, entertaining future in-laws, and putting on a brave face, she and her best friends are propelled into an undercover investigation that plunges them into a seedy underworld of anonymous sex and backroom politics.
As her search brings her ever closer to the knowledge she desperately seeks, Maddie finds her heart being tested in ways she’s never dreamed. Determined to take back her life, she discovers just how far someone in love will go to cover up the truth. And along the way, she stumbles upon a shocking secret she never saw coming.
JAN GOLDSTEIN is the author of two bestselling novels, All That Matters and The Prince of Nantucket. He lives with his wife, Bonnie, and their family in Los Angeles.
“In his third novel, Jan Goldstein manages to pull off a hip, zany, shivery combination of The Thin Man and Sex and the City. Don’t ask how he does it. Just hold on to the edge of your seat and read The Bride Will Keep Her Name.”
—Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Deep End of the Ocean
“A fun thrill ride with lots of New York City flavor, Goldstein's third offering contains a great mix of humor, mystery and intrigue, with a healthy dose of girl power thrown in.”
"[A]...smooth-sailing novel of art, murder and politics. The backdrop of the final frenzy before a wedding makes this madcap romp zippy and fun."
Praise for National Bestseller The Prince of Nantucket
“Goldstein unabashedly, effectively yanks readers’ heartstrings. If you think you won’t cry a little, you’re wrong.”
Praise for National Bestseller All That Matters
“A novel as moving as Tuesdays with Morrie . . . Jan Goldstein’s All That Matters will tug at the heart and renew the soul. Just one warning: It’s almost impossible to put down before the last page.”
“If you loved The Notebook, then you’ll want to lose yourself reading All That Matters.”
–Doubleday Book Club