Sydney Durand had finally achieved the perfect life she had always wanted.
After a whirlwind romance with a charming Frenchman, she endured the three
weddings it required to satisfy the members of the newly formed Bennett-Durand
clan. All she had left to do was stroll into the sunset with Louis to enjoy
their long-awaited happily ever after.
But everything changed when the
stick turned blue. Suddenly, Sydney finds herself facing the daunting task of
becoming a mother before she has even returned home from her honeymoon. Keeping
a tenacious hold on her hard-won happiness, Sydney is determined not to give up
without a fight – no matter what or who is thrown in her path…and that includes
an overbearing mother-in-law, a know-it-all father and her own anxiety about
having a baby.
Will she finally be able to tame her
neuroses for the sake of her unborn child? Or will her hormone-induced panic
cause a meltdown of epic proportions? One thing is clear: Sydney and Louis’
nerves are going to fry…
“Twelve Things about Glynis”
1. I cannot formulate a thought until I
have my morning coffee. I was raised by tea drinkers, but I have somehow developed
full-blown coffee dependence. I LOVE coffee. Especially the flavored variety. I
highly recommend Donut House’s Chocolate Glazed Donut! It’s almost as good as
an actual doughnut. (Who am I kidding?)
2. My middle name is Marit. Growing up
with the first name Glynis in a world filled with Amys, Jennifers and Melissas
wasn’t easy, but having such a unique middle name made things much worse. (The
nicknames were brutal!)
3. I must eat chocolate once a day. If I
don’t, I feel like something is missing.
4. I never imagined I would become a
writer. I planned to become the Vice President of a Human Resources Department
in a large corporation. Somehow, my path changed!
5. My cat, Tyler, sits in my lap while I
write. It’s much harder to reach the keys with a furry visitor in the way, and
my arm sometimes falls asleep when she leans her head on it, but her presence
is very comforting. Sometimes our other cat, Storm, joins in for an added
6. I hate exercising. I force myself to
go to the gym, since a) doing cardio gives me time to read, b) my mind feels
much clearer if I put in my requisite four visits to the gym per week and most
importantly, c) exercising allows me to counteract my overwhelming addiction to
7. I would live at the beach if I could.
Nothing makes me happier than spending the day in the sunshine with my toes in
the sand and my eyes taking in the sparkling water. My family, however, doesn’t
agree with this idea, so we live in the New York City area. Brrrr.
8. I have a small Yoda obsession. My knowledge of the Star Wars franchise is
passable (nowhere near my son’s level of expertise), but I just love the little
green guy. He is wise, patient, insightful and awesome! In short, he makes me
9. I’m a total TV junkie. Sure, I love
to read books, but I spend WAY too much time on Hulu and Netflix. (Jayne the Virgin, Grey’s Anatomy, Scrubs…the
list is long.) Perhaps I need to rethink my priorities?
10.I could live on fondue. (Cheese AND
chocolate, of course.) I curb my desire as much as possible, since too many
dips in the pot will only lead to more exercise.
11.I lack any sort of video game
prowess. I’m an extreme disappointment to my sons in this capacity.
12.I have mad cake decorating skills.
Who knows? Maybe I have a future career in a bakery!
never expected in her wildest dreams to be a writer. After thirteen years in
the Human Resources Industry, she decided to stay at home with her two amazing sons.
Ever in search of a project, she was inspired to write the story of how she met
and married her wonderfully romantic French husband, Sebastien, in six short
months. The end result became her first novel, French Twist. As this was just the beginning of their epic love
story, Glynis continued to chronicle their adventures in the sequel, French Toast and the final installment
in the series, French Fry.
Glynis is not writing, she is trying to keep the peace amongst the three men
and two cats in her life, finding missing body parts (Lego pieces are small!),
supervising a myriad of homework assignments and keeping a tenuous hold on her
sanity by consuming whatever chocolate is in the vicinity.
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