Jilted! Beyond the Moment of Horror!
You’ve been dating a man for ten years before finally, he proposes. You spend months planning the wedding. The dress is special-ordered, the caterer is booked, the big day arrives. Hundreds of people have flown in from all across the country to celebrate one of the most important transitions in your life, from woman to wife.
The only no-show is the groom.
When we hear about a bride being jilted, we focus on that moment of realization: he’s not coming. But I began to wonder. . . what happens next? What do you do after you tell everyone the wedding is off, after you pay for food that will never be eaten, after you throw the flowers in the trash? When Monday rolls around, do you go to work? How do you recover from the pain? How do you learn to trust again?
These questions inspired the opening of my latest book, Three Sisters:
Being left at the altar was not for sissies. Aside from the humiliation and hurt, there were actual logistics to worry about. Odds were if a guy was willing to leave you standing alone in front of three hundred of your closest friends and relatives, not to mention both your mothers, he wasn’t going to sweat the little stuff like returning the gifts and paying the caterer. Which explained why three months after going through that exact experience, Andi Gordon was putting her life savings into a house she’d only seen twice, in a town she’d only visited for seventy-two hours.
As Three Sisters starts, Andi is standing outside a dilapidated Queen Anne house on Blackberry Island, Washington. The house is the biggest impulse purchase of her life and, in her mind, is a metaphor for the sorry state of her soul. Like the house, she has been abandoned. If she can fix the house, she thinks, maybe she can fix herself.
Andi decided on a fresh start after she was jilted. What would you do if you were the one left holding the bouquet?
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New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery has entertained millions of readers with her witty and emotional stories about women and the relationships that move them. Publishers Weekly calls Susan’s prose “luscious and provocative,” and Booklist says, “Novels don’t get much better than Mallery’s expert blend of emotional nuance, humor and superb storytelling.” While Susan appreciates the critical praise, she is most honored by the enthusiastic readers who write to tell her that her books made them laugh, made them cry, and made the world a happier place to live. Susan lives in Seattle with her husband and her tiny but intrepid toy poodle. She’s there for the coffee, not the weather.