Cancel the Wedding: A Novel

Cancel the Wedding: A Novel

by Carolyn T. Dingman

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Cancel the Wedding: A Novel by Carolyn T. Dingman

A heartfelt fiction debut that will appeal to fans of Emily Giffin’s Southern charm and Jennifer Weiner’s compelling, emotionally resonant novels about the frustrations of blood ties, Cancel the Wedding follows one woman’s journey to discover the secrets of her mother’s hidden past—and confront her own uncertain future.

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 14-year-old niece, Logan, riding shotgun, she heads South on a summer road trip looking for answers about her mother.

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 finally 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?

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062276728
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/05/2014
Series: P.S.
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 472,973
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.94(d)

About the Author

Carolyn T. Dingman lives in her adopted hometown of Atlanta, Georgia, with her husband and two daughters. Cancel the Wedding is her first novel.

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Cancel the Wedding: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 42 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters in the book, enough of a mystery to keep things interesting.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Light but interesting story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved the characters and the secrets! Funny that as we get older we see that our parents are more human than we believe. Mothers are amazingly strong.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my first time to read a book by Carolyn Dingman, but not the last. 290 pages & I enjoyed all of them. It was hard to put down & I did not figure out ahead how it was going to transpire, that made it even better. GJRA
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a well written story. It made me laugh, cry, it and brought back memories of my own Southern upbringing. The characters were great and really loved how they all came together in the end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
First time I had read a book by Carolyn Dingman. Will check for others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Recommend this one.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story really touches the heart. She's in a relationship that is just a comfortable coupling, no real love on either part. Very touching how she discovers her mother's past life and where it leads her in her future life. You want to keep turning the pages to see where the next discovery will lead.
LUV-READING More than 1 year ago
ill look for other titles by this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Made me laugh, made me cry, and made me think. Loved it.
Luv2Nook More than 1 year ago
A very good read. Well crafted, believable characters, interesting plot line. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Very impressive considering it's the author's first book. Keep it up!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read- very good book for a first novel- looking forward to reading more from this author
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fantastic Read! I didn’t want to put it down.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Im a ducket for these types of books--southern, falling in love and discovering who you really are
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This a wondeful book with a great story line. Emotionally charged with just a little suspense; its a page turner. Lovely characters.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great story, loved characters and storyline.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It's refreshing to go to a story that is off the beaten path and find one that you can sit back and enjoy.I loved Elioett's part in this.With about 50 more pg's to go,things are up in the air with him.I'm hoping this is not one of those"good guys finish last" scenarios.I'm recommending this one to you all.I do think it drags somewhat so l am giving it a 4.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Sad/love/heartbreak/inquisitive
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed this book and looked forward to reading it every night!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. Read it in two nights. Will be sure to read the author's next book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Plot was interesting and rich with twists. Charactors were likable and well developed. Excellant first book!
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Nice blend of family ties & a southern style mystery. The characters were solid & believable.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Absolutely could not put this book down. I kept sending snippets of quotes to my sister and telling her that she must read this book! Who needs sleep anyway, that's what coffee is for. Excellent read.