I TAKE THIS MAN
ISBN# (10) 0060785551 and (13) 978-0060785550
April 1, 2007
Avon Trade (Imprint of HarperCollins Publishers)
10 East 53rd Street, New York, New York 10022
$13.95 U.S./$17.50 Canada
Rating: 5 Cups
For two years, Penny Bracket waited to marry the man of her dreams, Bram Shiraz, but the moment she gets ready to walk down the aisle, heartbreak abounds when the disappointing note says he cannot go through with the wedding.
Bram Shiraz loves Penny and thought he could go through with the marriage but when the day arrived, cold feet hit him like a bolt of lightning. Surely everything can be salvageable. One little facet he forgot was his future mother-in-law.
Esther is furious that Bram has stood up her daughter, not to mention ruin the complete wedding and she intends to make him pay.
Penny is devastated when she learns the man she loved and knew for the past two years does not wish to marry her. Everything was set in motion. Her mother had made sure to get the best for the wedding, the mirage of food, not to mention a wonderful planned honeymoon. She needs answers as to why Bram no longer wishes to marry and why he waited until just before the ceremony to cancel. Esther is more overwhelmed than Penny. She refuses to allow Bram to just walk away and plans to fix his little red wagon. After a little surprise attack, Bram soon finds himself locked away in some playroom with construction paper and magic markers. Has Esther gone mad? She simply wishes Bram to correct the error of his ways. She does not wish any of the expensive gourmet food to go to waste, so Bram will make sure to finish every bite. That is a huge amount of calories but who cares; at least she will get her payback. He will also write apologies to the two hundred guests that did not get to view the wedding and then she will allow him to go on his merry way. Penny would like to have answers as to why Bram decided to call it off at the last minute. She wishes no harm to come his way, just simply answers, then again maybe a bit of retribution. When she learns the truth and his whereabouts, the two seem to bond in a way they never dreamed.
I Take This Man is high-octane enjoyment at its best. It definitely keeps the reader entertained. The antics of Esther are hilariously funny not to mention Bram when he wishes he had a hammer to hammer Esther into next week. I cannot remember when I laughed so much. Penny and Bram are likeable characters and the journey they learn about the other is wonderfully sweet in every way. Esther is a hoot and the plan she has for Bram is remarkably majestic. Valerie Frankel spins a tale that really captivates with non-stop hilarity that is truly awesome and is one lively story that should not be missed. This extraordinary tale brought back so many laughable moments I use to share with my sister and really is the best medicine to bring on the cheers.
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