|Simon Steinberg and Blaire Scott are among the most respected couples in Hollywood. Simon, a major movie producer, and Blaire, an award-winning television writer, have defied the Hollywood cliches, keeping their marriage together for decades. Their three children -- aspiring teenaged model Samantha, pre-med student Scott, and entertainment lawyer Allegra -- are successful and happy, but must face the challenges we fear for our own children as well.|
As an attorney for the stars, twenty-nine-year-old Allegra Steinberg is used to hand-holding her celebrity clients through their tangled lives and loves, negotiating major movie deals, and fielding phone calls at all hours of the day and night. But with a career that consumes so much of her time, Allegra has little time for a private life. Until a chance encounter with a New York writer turns Allegra's life Upside down. And suddenly, she finds herself planning a wedding at her parents' Bel Air home.
As preparations begin for a September ceremony, the chaos of last-minute arrangements, surprise announcements, and ever-increasing anxiety brings out both the best and the worst in everyone. But as couples in each generation of the Steinberg family struggle with broken vows and new hopes, the real meaning of Allegra's wedding emerges. For the bride, the ceremony is a bridge between her past and her future. For her parents, it is a reminder of the bond that holds them all together.
From the Publisher:
A twenty-nine-year old high-powered entertainment attorney finds her life turned upside down when she meets a writer, is swept off her feet, and begins planning a wedding.
Popular Hollywood couple Simon Steinberg and Blair Scott are experiencing what is supposed to be one of the greatest events of their lives: the wedding of their oldest daughter, Allegra. But as time for the nuptials grow nearer, a string of surprising events stir this renowned clan. Sam, a teenage supermodel and the youngest of the three Steinberg-Scott children, has recently announced her pregnancy and has secretly married a man who is not the father of her child. Meanwhile, Allegra's fiance's mother and her sociopathic biological father have ignited a passionate romance. But as even more secrets, infidelities, and deceits are slowly brought to the surface, the family is finally brought together by feelings of new hope and the true meaning of forgiveness and love.
"In a graceful effort, Steel delivers what she does best: kitchen-sink romance, brides, and babies....It's a soap, but it's one with a well-structured plot and lots of glamourous views of Tinseltown. Steel's fans should be pleased." 02/01/2000