Parnassus Books welcomes Rachel Gladstone author of The Weekend Wedding Assistant.
Julia Holmes is a Nashville girl who’s got it all—including the man of her dreams and a storybook wedding just weeks away. But when Julia’s fiancé Aaron is tragically killed by lightning as he summits Mt. Katahdin, Julia’s fairy tale world suddenly crash-lands all around her. As she and her best gal pals wrestle with Julia’s grief and heartbreak, Julia is suddenly offered a most ironic job—weekend wedding assistant! As she ushers beautiful young brides along the very aisle she was supposed to walk down, Julia asks herself—fifty times a day—“Will I ever find true love again?” Laugh-out-loud funny, heartfelt, and hopeful, The Weekend Wedding Assistant offers a most surprising answer.
Starting her career as a bohemian backpacker who hiked across Europe and ended up singing backup for Arlo Guthrie and David Bromberg, Rachel eventually brought her musical and songwriting talent to Nashville. Taking Music City to her heart, she wrote songs with leading artists such as Rosie Flores and landed her own acclaimed “All Booked Up” book-review column for the international online women’s magazine Dishmag.com. Her previous writings have appeared in the Nashville Scene, Nashville Lifestyles magazine, Ourselves, Foundations, and GX. Her “funny side of divorce” blog, The Petty Chronicles, enjoyed 30,000 die-hard reader-fans, as does her current go-to blogging for DivorcedMoms.com.