Marriage? Forever love? Commitment? These notions haunt Zoey Marks as she endures serving as a “bad luck bridesmaid” at three failed weddings. She is currently bracing herself for another go-around at her best friend’s upcoming nuptials.
Bad Luck Bridesmaid is an entertaining, readable, and witty novel celebrating many aspects of love, but it is not your predictable, happily-ever-after romcom story.
Zoey is a new kind of complex modern heroine. The thirty-one-year-old advertising CEO was brought up by loving suburban parents but displayed her own rebellious, nonconformist style from an early age. She has always felt the wanderlust to explore, discover, experiment, and find her own life’s path; her goal has never been a husband.
Zoey’s continual internal dialogue with herself and about herself is the essence of the novel. She’s a successful, smart, creative, capable, and independent woman. She relishes her freedom and love of the unexpected and doesn’t want to succumb to a set-in-stone future.
Bad Luck Bridesmaid is a humorous, often irreverent, and heartfelt read with many laugh-out-loud moments. It deftly describes Zoey’s NYC social and business world and artfully transports the story to the beautiful environs of Ireland’s Ashford Castle. Greenberg’s debut novel is complete with surprise twists and turns, escapades, hilarious antics, graphic sex scenes. It unfolds like a movie script, showcasing the author’s screenwriting background.
Greenberg presents a host of flawed, engaging, and familiar characters. Lovers, best friends, rivals, parents, and extended generational families all come alive as Zoey interacts with them throughout the story line. This is a refreshing, modern take on love and marriage.
Renita Last is a member of the Nassau Region of Hadassah’s Executive Board. She has coordinated the Film Forum Series for the Region and served as Programming and Health Coordinators and as a member of the Advocacy Committee.
She has volunteered as a docent at the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County teaching the all- important lessons of the Holocaust and tolerance. A retired teacher of the Gifted and Talented, she loves participating in book clubs and writing projects.