Rain on Your Wedding Day

Rain on Your Wedding Day

by Curtis Edmonds

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Overview

Will Morse lives alone in a remote cabin in the mountains north of Atlanta, grieving over the loss of two of his daughters and the collapse of his marriage and career.

Over Christmas, Will receives a visit from his only remaining child, his daughter Alicia, who broke off contact with him five years ago. Alicia informs Will that she's getting married in the spring, and asks him to attend the wedding.

Alicia's wedding is an opportunity for Will to reconnect with his family and regain part of what he has lost. But Will struggles with his still-raw emotions over his role in his daughter Trixie's suicide.

Will tries to reach out to the few women in his life to find a date, and makes an unexpected connection with Dorothy Crawford, a writer who shows up at his door, seeking directions. Will develops feelings for Dorothy, but finds that she has secrets of her own.

As the wedding nears, Will must find a way to put the pain and guilt he feels Trixie's death behind him, weigh the pain he feels at Dorothy's betrayal with his own need for forgiveness, and pull himself together for his daughter's sake.

RAIN ON YOUR WEDDING DAY is a poignant, wrenching story about a father's love, a daughter's compassion, and the universal need for forgiveness and redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780988916388
Publisher: Scary Hippopotamus Books
Publication date: 02/21/2013
Pages: 284
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Curtis Edmonds is a writer and attorney living in central New Jersey. His work has appeared in McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Untoward Magazine, Liberty Island, The Big Jewel, Yankee Pot Roast, and National Review Online. His book reviews appear on the Bookreporter website. Other short fiction appears online at his yet-to-be-award-winning website, http://www.curtisedmonds.com.

This is his first novel.

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Rain On Your Wedding Day 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Trashed_in_California More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed Rain on Your Wedding Day by Curtis Edmonds, another lawyer-turned-writer, and am glad to have stumbled upon this fellow B.R.A.G.Medallion honoree because I probably never would have noticed it otherwise (as it is the fate of most self-published books to languish in obscurity). There certainly is no shortage of loss and tragedy in this story, so if you don't like reading about upsetting topics, you probably won’t like this book. I, for one, have no problem with emotional subject matter as long as it is handled well, and this story was, for the most part. I genuinely liked protagonist Will Morse, which says a lot considering he is an aging ex-football player who lives as a recluse to avoid memories of the events leading up to and following the horrific suicide of his daughter, Trixie, most of which stemmed from his own imprudent (to put it mildly) actions in dealing with her mental illness. And that’s just one of three numbing losses Will has suffered (along with the death of his only son as a baby, and the death of his other daughter in a car crash). Add an embittered ex-wife and a conniving "girlfriend" (or is she?) to the mix, and you might think there is nothing to redeem this story, but you’d be wrong. The overriding victory here is that Rain on Your Wedding Day brings the reader up close to Will in such a way that you feel a sense of looking out for him; I found myself hoping he makes it to his only living daughter’s wedding, survives the day (reasonably) intact, and otherwise winds up okay in the end. You will root for Will to reconcile with daughter Alicia because he wants to so desperately; because he deserves to; and because he is trying to make amends with all his might. Will is clearly a good man striving to do right by the three women precariously in his life (one of them a questionable new love interest), and for that, he deserves to be cut some slack for his less-than-stellar choices. He also needs (and deserves) to take care of himself and nurse his still-bleeding wounds, as they are injuries that will probably never heal completely. I commend Mr. Edmonds for his (mostly) sensitive treatment of a most ghastly topic—the loss of one's children. We could all stand to look at how we would react if faced with similar tragedy in our own lives, and how we treat others who have suffered this terrible blow.
indiebrag More than 1 year ago
We are proud to announce that Rain on Your Wedding Day by Curtis Edmonds is a B.R.A.G.Medallion Honoree. This tells a reader that this book is well worth their time and money!