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"Borrow-A-Bridesmaid" – Book Tells Tale of Hired Bridesmaid


When life hands you lemons, make lemonade—or, in Piper Brody’s case, make a Craigslist ad offering yourself up as a hired bridesmaid! So begins the hilarious, touching, coming-of-age novel, Borrow-A-Bridesmaid from debut author Anne Wagener.

Borrow-A-Bridesmaid is the story of Piper Brody, a recent college grad who decides to rent herself out on Craigslist—as a hired bridesmaid. Her airport bookseller job just isn’t bringing home the turkey bacon, and no one’s going to pay her to analyze Milton’s poetry. Turns out, having an English literature degree from an upstanding university isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.

Piper’s Craigslist endeavor soon picks up steam, netting her clients such as Southern peach Stacey, whose interracial marriage causes a family feud, and Alex, a bride-to-be who’s so type A she’s type A-plus. Between fighting off adrenalized brides at gown sales and learning more about fondant than the Cake Boss, Piper falls for Charlie Bell, the brother of a client. A fellow aspiring writer, Charlie’s the only person recently who’s encouraged Piper to follow her dreams. Not to mention, he’s pretty darn cute.

But when Charlie turns out to be the groom in one of her gigs—and set to marry the craziest bridezilla of them all—Piper must band together with her newfound friends and stop Charlie from making the biggest mistake of his life.

Borrow-A-Bridesmaid was inspired by author Anne Wagener’s own ten turns as a bridesmaid. Her bridesmaid adventures run the gamut from a Las Vegas elopement to an elegant English castle wedding. When she’s not writing, Anne enjoys playing her ukulele and reading. She lives in Rochester, NY.

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