cover image Wedding Night

Wedding Night

Sophie Kinsella. Dial, $26 (464p) ISBN 978-0-8129-9384-4

Bestselling author Kinsella (Confessions of a Shopaholic) offers a departure from standard chick-lit—and shopping—with her latest. Charlotte “Lottie” Graveney is positive her boyfriend Richard is about to pop the question over lunch—but when he confesses the topic he wanted to speak about was air miles, she’s out of there. When her gap-year boyfriend Ben suddenly returns to her life and immediately proposes, Lottie jumps at the chance. Felicity “Fliss” Graveney, Lottie’s sister, is significantly less excited. Fliss, who is going through her own divorce, knows her sister’s impulsiveness well—so when Ben and Lottie head to a five-star resort in Greece for their honeymoon, Fliss uses her connections as editor of a travel magazine to try to prevent the pair from consummating their marriage so that Lottie might be convinced into an annulment. Alternatively told from the points of view of Lottie and Fliss, the story meanders (especially when a minor character interjects without much reason to) before delivering a surprise ending, but Kinsella fans will be charmed. Agent: Kimberly Witherspoon, InkWell Management. (May)