The Bride Will Keep Her Name

It's easy to feel like you've lost a few IQ points when reading chick lit these days. Fortunately, Jan Goldstein's The Bride Will Keep Her Name is more than just your average guilty-pleasure beach read. This surprisingly incisive, fun story goes beyond sappy-romance conventions and dips fabulously in mystery, political intrigue, spy-novel thrills, and laugh-out-loud comedy...has the momentum of The Da Vinci Code -- shines most in its heartfelt exploration of a deliciously intriguing question: Do we ever really know the people we love?  Goldstein's knack for tapping into the female psyche is astonishing.  --Pearl Chen, BARNES AND NOBLE NATIONAL REVIEW

Though a contemporary amateur sleuth, this fun over the top of Citi Field is a throwback to the 1930s madcap comedies; in fact readers will envision Hepburn-Grant starring in this screwball tale. The frantic-paced story line is driven by Madison whose mantra imprinted in her by her mom over the years is "Be careful what you wish for". Fans will relish her frenzy as she prepares for marriage while investigating her future husband. Harriet Klausner, Mystery Gazette

I LOVED this wonderful story of family and friendship woven with a mystery that kept me turning pages until there were no more left. I adored Madison Mandelbaum. This incredible novel is a MUST read.”
—Lita Weissman, Event Marketing Manager, Southern California and Arizona, BORDERS

Goldstein has an uncanny way of making the reader empathize with his heroine, and yet the story remains playful from start to finish. The plot and the characters feel fresh and breezy, but there is plenty of meat here for readers to sink their teeth into. With characters like Madison's family members and co-workers to keep things light and often humorous, the book's dramatic side feels well balanced. Readers will not be able to put this one down until all the mysteries are solved. /Reviewed by Meredyth Temple


A fun thrill ride with lots of New York City flavor, Goldstein's third offering contains a great mix of humor, mystery and intrigue, with a healthy dose of girl power thrown in.

—Romantic Times


A well-crafted mystery underlies Jan Goldstein's "The Bride Will Keep Her Name." Goldstein's madcap novel is perfect for that trip to an out-of-town wedding.  The Star-Ledger (Newark, New Jersey) /Kathleen Daley

The Bride Will Keep Her Name is a briskly paced cross-genre novel, a chick-lit style mystery with generous amounts of good humor. The love between Madison and Colin is genuinely expressed and the secrets exposed just days before their wedding are both shocking and from unexpected sources. It's all quite entertaining and makes for a perfect summer read. Mysterious Reviews

Book Information

Shaye Areheart Books
Hardcover, 272 pages
ISBN 978-0307345929

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