Thursday, April 28, 2016

Spotlight and Giveaway: Wedding Girl

Stacey Ballis' latest novel, Wedding Girl, comes out on Tuesday. Thanks to Berkley/NAL, we have TWO copies for some lucky US readers!

You’ve Got Mail meets Julie & Julia in the new foodie fiction from the author of Recipe for Disaster.

Top pastry chef Sophie Bernstein and her sommelier fiancĂ© were set to have Chicago’s culinary wedding of the year…until the groom eloped with someone else in a very public debacle, leaving Sophie splashed across the tabloids—fifty grand in debt on her dream wedding and one-hundred percent screwed on her dream life. The icing on the cake was when she lost her job and her home…

Laying low, Sophie moves in with her grandmother, Bubbles. That way, she can keep Bubbles and her sweater-wearing pug company and nurse her broken heart. But when Sophie gets a part-time job at the old-fashioned neighborhood bakery, she finds herself up to her elbows in dough and reluctantly giving a wedding cake customer advice on everything from gift bags to guest accommodations. Before she knows it, she’s an online wedding planner. It’s not mousse and macarons, but it pays the bills. But with the arrival of unexpected personal and professional twists, Sophie wonders if she’s really moving forward—or starting over from scratch...


Stacey Ballis is the author of nine foodie novels: Inappropriate Men, Sleeping Over, Room for Improvement, The Spinster Sisters, Good Enough to Eat, Off the Menu, Out to Lunch, Recipe for Disaster, and Wedding Girl. She is a contributing author to three nonfiction anthologies: Girls Who Like Boys Who Like Boys, Everything I Needed to Know About Being a Girl I Learned from Judy Blume, and Living Jewishly. She was an educator for more than fifteen years in Chicago, including teaching high school English in the Chicago Public Schools and serving as director of education and community programs for Goodman Theatre for seven seasons, before pursuing a full-time career in writing and consulting.

Visit Stacey at her blog, Facebook, and Twitter. Check out her interview at Jewish Food Experience.


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21 comments:

Janine said...

I have never been to any weddings that served any kind of meal. They all just served cake. I like cake, and if I have to pick the best cake, I would pick the one at my own wedding.

Shelby N. said...

My cousin got married in January 2014, and for food they had some awesomely unique foods. They are both vegetarians so it was lots of foods I wasn't familiar with. They had a spicy black be an burger that was SO good. I still daydream about it lol!

Shelby N. said...

Oops, that should say spicy black bean burger.

TinaB said...

Banana punch!

Melissa said...

Red Velvet Cannolis!

traveler said...

A sweet table which was superb.

Tatum Rangel said...

I can't remember the food, but I did love that chocolate cake at my uncle's wedding, years ago.

JennyS said...
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JennyS said...

I never end up liking most of the actual food, but I was at a wedding with a mini-dessert bar with mini-cocktails to match, and they were wonderful!

StephTheBookworm said...

Gourmet mac and cheese!

Bonnie K. said...

Outdoor oven pizzas--they were delicious!

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Laurice McClung said...

Cake!

Laurice McClung said...

Cake!

Rita said...

It was some kind of chicken, delicious.

Kelly Rodriguez said...

The best chicken and beef I've ever eaten before. Super tasty and the best prepared meats I've had at a catered event!

Terri. said...

I'm not sure what it was called but it was asparagus with a sauce wrapped in puff pastry...OMG!!! IT WAS UNBELIEVABLE!!!!

Melanie Backus said...

Fajitas, beans, rice, chips salsa.....yum!

rubynreba said...

Cheesecake

Hailey Fish said...

Tri-tip, mac and cheese, spanakopita at my sister's wedding 6 years ago.

Amy Bez said...

Any wedding cake is always delicious!

Lisa said...

Wedding cake is the vital part of any wedding as it spreads the sweetness. But, the looks and design of cake also becomes very important as it is the biggest day of life for the couple. These are some very beautiful cake designs and I am in love with these.