So summer may be over in the Northeast, but I just found a great “beach-read”… even for the winter! It’s a fun, light, easy read, complete with a difficult mother/daughter relationship. What more could I ask for!
Wedlocked is a new novel by Bonnie Trachtenberg who was a senior writer and copy chief at Book-of-the-Month Club and has written seven children’s book adaptations. She has also written for several newspapers and penned countless magazine articles. This is her first novel.
The story opens on the wedding day of thirty-six year old Rebecca Ross. While it should be the happiest day of Rebecca’s life, unfortunately, it’s not. She quickly realizes that she may have made a huge mistake in choosing her groom. And, indeed, she has. The book is a fun romp through Rebecca’s life which has led her to this moment and then beyond. She’s written as a very real character…with very real flaws. At times I really felt sorry for her and at other times, I wanted to shake her. Just like a real friend! Her relationship with her mother is an interesting and definitely strained one which helps to contribute to some of the decisions that Rebecca makes. But you also see the love that exists between mother and daughter.
So if you’re in the mood for a fun and enjoyable read, pick up Wedlocked!