Father of the Bride meets Bride Wars in Forever Hold Your Peace, in which two ex-best friends find themselves shockingly entangled after more than two decades apart, for fans of Good Company.
When their newly engaged kids ask all four divorced parents to meet each other over brunch, everyone RSVPs yes--secretly hoping someone at the table will get to the bottom of the bottomless mimosas fast enough to say what they’re all thinking: that this engagement, coming after a whirlwind romance between two people barely out of college, is too much too soon.
But at that brunch it’s not the impulsive couple's decisions that end up under the microscope, as it turns out June, mother of the bride, and Amy, mother of the groom, certainly do know each other--they're ex-best-friends who haven't spoken since their explosive falling out more than twenty-five years ago. Reeling from their unwanted reunion and eager to shift the spotlight off their past as decades-old secrets and rivalries come to light, the two moms battle it out for the prize of Most Enthusiastic About This Wedding.
But when their history—and their present-day shenanigans—threaten to crack the foundations of the happy couple’s future, June and Amy find themselves becoming unexpected allies in an all-hands-on-deck effort to get their kids (and themselves) a happily-ever-after two generations in the making.
Forever Hold Your Peace is perfect for readers who love messy, complicated family novels like All Adults Here and stories that bring the past and present together like One Italian Summer.
About the Author
Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke have been best friends for over 30 years and survived high school and college together. They've coauthored seven novels, including The Good Widow, an Amazon charts bestseller. They also host the popular podcast We Fight So You Don't Have To. They both reside with their families and several rescue dogs in San Diego, California.
Praise for Forever Hold Your Peace: “A messy, complicated family novel by an author with a complete mastery of the kind of narrative driven storytelling that keeps the reader's rapt attention from beginning to end.” —Midwest Book Review, audiobook review
“Brimming with sparkling wit and a lively cast of characters, Forever Hold Your Peace is at its heart a romance about a second-chance friendship and a once-in-a-lifetime love twenty-five years in the making. Fix yourself a mimosa and sit down somewhere comfy—you’re going to want to enjoy this!” —Ashley Poston, New York Times bestselling author of The Dead Romantics
“With pitch-perfect writing, complicated friendships, and characters you can’t help but root for, you’ll want to shout I DO! to this layered and hilarious walk down the aisle.” —Allison Winn Scotch, New York Times bestselling author of The Rewind
“Vivid settings, finely drawn characters, and realistic, human, unforgettable conflicts are the hallmarks of Lisa's and Liz's novels, but Forever Hold Your Peace is a cut above. Witty, clever, romantic, and poignant, this story swept me off my feet as easily as Zach does Olivia . . . I felt summer begin the moment I opened the cover.” —J.T. Ellison, New York Times best selling author of It’s One Of Us
“Forever Hold Your Peace is exactly what you want in a novel: a great love story, family drama and lots of humour and insight. It made me laugh, tear up and smile at the end. Add this to your TBR immediately!” —Catherine McKenzie, USA Today bestselling author of Forgotten and Hidden
“With plentiful laughs on one side of the aisle and long-standing, multigenerational drama on the other—this is one wedding you won't want to miss. RSVP YES.” —Steven Rowley, bestselling author of The Guncle
“Full of surprises and bursting with love, Forever Hold Your Peace is a wildly fun mashup of romance and family drama with one resounding message: love conquers all. You will be rooting for these star-crossed lovers from page one.” —Taylor Hahn, author of The Lifestyle
“Forever Hold Your Peace is an unexpected delight, a love story two generations in the making with characters that you cheer for from the first page. It’s the book that will restore your faith in the staying power of true love.” —Annabel Monaghan, author of Nora Goes Off Script
“Mothers, daughters, friends, lovers, weddings – what could go wrong? Throw in husbands, ex-husbands and boyfriends and you’re in for it! Liz & Lisa are at the top of their game with Forever Hold Your Peace—A LOT of heart with just the right amount of snark! You’re gonna love it!” —Julie Slavinsky, Warwick’s Bookstore