Sunday, April 01, 2007

I TAKE THIS MAN By Valerie Frankel

Today I'm happy to blog about writer who's new to the Girlfriends Cyber Circuit, but has been publishing warm, funny, audacious women's fiction for years. Her name is Valerie Frankel, and if you're not familiar with her books, I urge you to give her a chance. This is one talented writer!

Here's what people have said about her:

“Valerie Frankel cracks me up! Kooky, sexy, and downright hilarious, Hex and the Single Girl had me laughing to the very last magical page” — Meg Cabot, author of The Princess Diaries series and Size 12 Is Not Fat

“Reading a novel by Valerie Frankel is like hanging out with your favorite and funniest friend.” — Melissa Senate, author of See Jane Date

“Always wickedly entertaining!" — People magazine

"Quite simply, Frankel makes reading a blast. No premise is too outlandish and no character is without a set a flaws. The plot [of ‘I Take This Man’ is cleverly kooky and not one many authors could realistically pull off. Frankel has an endless bag of tricks that seems to get deeper—and more hilarious—with every novel."—Romantic Times

Here's a synopsis of Valerie's latest, I TAKE THIS MAN:

I TAKE THIS MAN by Valerie Frankel is a hilarious story of suspense, revenge and revelation, involving a bride, a groom, her mother and his father.

Penny Bracket has waited two years to marry her dream man, Bram Shiraz. But just as Penny’s putting on the final touches on her wedding day, she receives a note from her beloved that simply says, “Penny, I can’t go through with it. Sorry, Bram” Mortified, Penny is determined to figure out what went wrong, even if it kills her, or, preferably Bram.

Ester Bracket, Penny’s divorced mother wants Bram’s head on a platter. And she gets it: In a fit of maternal rage, Ester finds Bram as he’s packing to flee, knocks him out with a bottle of champagne, and kidnaps him to a secret room in her mansion in affluent Short Hares, New Jersey. Will Penny get the answers and revenge she’s after from Bram, who (as she may or may not discover) is locked in her attic? Will Bram’s widowed father, handsome tough guy Keith Shiraz locate his son and/or seduce Ester Bracket? Will Bram, athletic and regretful, escape both his wedding and his imprisonment in one piece? Find out in I TAKE THIS MAN.

I TAKE THIS MAN is in bookstores now, and is available from online retailers such as Amazon and Barnes & Noble. For more information, visit Valerie's website,

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