CANCEL THE WEDDING by Carolyn Dingman
Publisher Harper Collins, August 8, 2014
A heartfelt tale of one
woman’s journey to discover the secrets of her mother’s hidden past—and
confront her own uncertain future—for fans of Emily Giffin’s Southern charm
and Jennifer Weiner’s compelling, emotionally resonant novels about the
frustrations of blood ties.
On the surface, Olivia has it all: a high-powered career, a loving family,
and a handsome fiancé. She even seems to be coming to terms with her mother
Jane’s premature death from cancer. But when Jane’s final wish is revealed,
Olivia and her elder sister Georgia are mystified. Their mother rarely spoke
of her rural Southern hometown, and never went back to visit—so why does she
want them to return to Huntley, Georgia, to scatter her ashes?
Jane’s request offers Olivia a temporary escape from the reality she’s long
been denying: she hates her “dream” job, and she’s not really sure she wants
to marry her groom-to-be. With her fourteen-year-old niece, Logan, riding
shotgun, she heads south on a summer road trip looking for answers about her
As Olivia gets to know the town’s inhabitants, she begins to peel back the
secrets of her mother’s early life—truths that force her to question her own
future. But when Olivia is confronted with a tragedy and finds an
opportunity to right a terrible wrong, will it give her the courage to
accept her mother’s past—and say yes to her own desire to start over?
"Part mystery, part soul-searching, Dingman's Cancel the Wedding leads
you on a path of discovery that is well worth the ride."
-- Laura Lane McNeal, author of Dollbaby
"A buried town, a misplaced casket, long-hidden secrets, more than one
canceled wedding--Cancel the Wedding by Carolyn Dingman is a
delightful tour de force that had me laughing out loud one minute and wiping
away tears the next. This is a book you can't wait to share with your
-- Cassandra King, New York Times Bestselling author of The Same
Sweet Girls and Moonrise