Arranged by Catherine McKenzie

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Anne Blythe has a great life: a good job, good friends, and a potential book deal for her first novel. When it comes to finding someone to share it with, however, she just can't seem to get it right.

After yet another relationship ends, Anne comes across a business card for what she thinks is a dating service, and she pockets it just in case. When her best friend, Sarah, announces she's engaged, Anne can't help feeling envious. On an impulse, she decides to give the service a try because maybe she could use a little assistance in finding the right man. But Anne soon discovers the company isn't a dating service; it's an exclusive, and pricey, arranged marriage service. She initially rejects the idea, but the more she thinks about it-and the company's success rate-the more it appeals to her. After all, arranged marriages are the norm for millions of women around the world, so why wouldn't it work for her?

A few months later, Anne is travelling to a Mexican resort, where in one short weekend she will meet and marry Jack. And against all odds, it seems to be working out-until Anne learns that Jack, and the company that arranged their marriage, are not what they seem at all.
 

About Catherine McKenzie

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Catherine McKenzie was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. She is a litigator with the firm Irving Mitchell Kalichman, specializing in civil and commercial litigation and class action suits. When not serving on many professional associations, she writes book and movie reviews for Vivva Montreal, a local entertainment newspaper, sits on the board of the Montreal Children's Library and teaches part-time at the McGill University faculty of law.
 
Published May 15, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 413 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When, in a somewhat confused state toward the end of the novel, Anne finds herself contemplating her future with Jack, she either thinks to herself or answers multiple people’s questions in a four-page span with the words, “Yes, no, maybe.” Perhaps a cute trick, but minimally effective in terms o...

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