Emily Ever After

Emily Ever After Cover

Emily Ever After

By Anne Dayton; May Vanderbilt

Waterbrook Press, Paperback, 9781400070428, 309pp.

Publication Date: June 7, 2005

A young woman heads to the city for her dream job as New York editor in this contemporary retelling of the story of Esther.
When Emily Hinton, a quirky and quick-witted Southern California girl, lands a job at the world-famous publishing house Morrow & Sons, she decides that she is moving to New York to find love and Louis Vuitton, no matter what her friends and family think.
Once in the city, however, Emily finds that in the highly secular world of a young Manhattanite, it's anything but easy to balance her passion for New York's glitz and glamour with her determination to live out her faith.
Eventually, the crisis comes to a head when Emily takes a stand for her faith, risking in the process her beloved job. Readers of CBA fiction, as well as general audience readers of contemporary women's fiction like "Bridget Jones's Diary, " will enjoy watching Emily trade in her Nikes for Prada in this funny and fabulous, modern retelling of the story of Esther.

About the Author
Anne Dayton and May Vanderbilt are coauthors of several chick-lit novels, including Emily Ever After and Consider Lily. Anne and May met as editorial assistants at Random House, where they bonded over having dated too many preachers' sons. May graduated from Baylor University and lives in San Francisco, where she is a freelance writer. She was a cheerleader in high school. Anne went to Princeton and is an Associate Editor at Guideposts. She made fun of cheerleaders in high school.

Praise For Emily Ever After

“Dayton and Vanderbilt are their own demographic: cool and Christian.”–New York Daily News

“Moves past cliches and wrestles with faith… A classic story wrapped in the sweetness and comedy of Chick lit”–Relevant

“Wickedly funny but moral at the core.”–Publishers Weekly

“A refreshing entry in chick lit. It’s all there…but there’s a new twist: a set of solid morals.”–Women’s Lifestyle