Darcy Van Aiken is doing fine, thank you. She's an ICU nurse with an amicable divorce from her husband Mike, two great kids, a cute little house of her own, and a prescription for Ritalin. When her older son Jeremy gets engaged, Darcy has to figure out if Rose, the bride's mother, is going to be her new best friend or the mother-in-law who insists that all future holidays be celebrated in her home. Meanwhile Claudia, Darcy's ex-husband's new girlfriend, beautifully dressed with perfect taste, can't help thinking she would make a much better mother-of-the-groom than Darcy. It's a battle of will and wits. What Darcy learns about herself --and about family, and friendship--makes for a delicious, hilarious, touching read.
KATHLEEN GILLES SEIDEL has two daughters and lives in Virginia. She has a Ph.D. in English literature form Johns Hopkins University.