Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Book giveaway: 'Eat, Drink, and Be Married' by Rebecca Bloom

If you're a fan of chick lit, have ever been in a wedding party or attended a destination wedding, you'll likely get a kick out of "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" by Rebecca Bloom (Self/iuniverse, 2009, 197 pp., $14.95, available on 

It's about four college friends who gather for a wedding in Lake Tahoe, Calif., and the hilarity and drama that ensues.

In a November 8, 2011, interview with LA Confidental Magazine (where Bloom was once executive editor and editor at large) she said she was inspired to write this novel because:
"I’ve been to so many weddings and realized much of the drama takes place among the guests. The people getting married often have a different experience entirely of their wedding then their friends. I liked that dichotomy and used it as the inspiration. Each of these women is going through different life changes and emotional journeys and it all comes together at this wedding."
Win it:

I'm giving away the review copy provided by the author to one lucky reader of this blog. If you'd like that to be YOU, please comment below with some way to get in touch with you or email your mailing address to me at One person will be chosen at random to win the book.

Book summary:

When college girlfriends Kate, Nina and Zoë take a break from their busy schedules on opposite coasts to join their former roommate Hannah for her wedding in Lake Tahoe, they not only bring suitcases packed with ‘what-not-to-wear’ bridesmaid dresses, but baggage of a more emotional kind. Supported by a variety of eclectic characters determined to wreak havoc on their carefully organized lives, each woman is forced to come to terms with her past before she walks down the aisle.

Zoë must learn how to reveal a vulnerability that lies beneath her bravado before she can finally open her heart; Kate needs to reclaim her identity before she can regain her strut, and Nina must heal her own inner child so she can provide for another. And we can’t forget Hannah, the bride, who needs to release a ghost in order to recover her spirit.

It takes a bottle of booze, a host of laughs, a hankie or two worth of tears, and 72 hours in the presence of those who know and love them the most to make the perfect recipe for four women to "Eat, Drink, and Be Married."

According to Bloom's publicist: For anyone who has ever met up with old friends to celebrate the destination wedding of a mutual best friend, "Eat, Drink and Be Married" by Rebecca Bloom is a must read! This embodiment of ‘chick lit’ at its absolute finest and funniest will make you both laugh and cry, reminding any woman with BFF’s of the inter-workings of their closest relationships. This is a book that should be on hand at every bridal salon in the country, becoming part of new wedding traditions and memories.

About the author:

Rebecca Bloom graduated from Brown University in 1996. From her Los Angeles home, she manages a small jewelry and clothing design business and writes full-time.  

Bloom has served as the executive editor and editor at large for Los Angeles Confidential Magazine. Her debut novel, "Girl Anatomy," was published by HarperCollins in 2002. Bloom's second novel, "Tangled Up In Daydreams," was published by HarperCollins in 2003. Bloom's writing is also included in a collection of short stories, "Have I Got A Guy for You," (April 2008, Adams Media). "Eat, Drink, and Be Married" is her third novel.

For more information, visit the author's website,


Melissa said...

Sounds cute!

Anonymous said...

Looks great. Would love to read it!

Michelle Karas said...

Melissa, to be in the running please email your mailing address to Clarissa, I tracked yours down. Thanks for reading!

Caitlin Green said...

I would LOVE to win this book. I'm getting married next July and I have been reading anything I can before the big day :)My email address is

Michelle Karas said...

Congratulations to Diane C. of Pottstown, PA, who is the winner of this book giveaway! I hope you enjoy the book, Diane.

More giveaways coming soon.