The Pact by Lisa Mondello
Have you ever made a pact with a friend? Maybe you were in high school and you and your girlfriends made a pact that you’d meet after college and travel Europe together before settling into work life. Perhaps you promised your BFF that you’d live within blocks of each other so you’d never lose touch.
I personally made a marriage pact with a close male friend when I was in college. If we weren’t married by the time we were 30, we’d marry each other. I got married at 27 to my husband of 21 years so that story ends there. But while writing THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT I got to wondering what happens when you reach that magic age and you’re still single!
In THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT, Cara and Devin make a marriage pact. On one drunken night during Cara’s 18th birthday, Devin scribbles a marriage proposal on the back of a birthday card. If they’re both single when they’re 35 years old, they’ll marry each other. Then he left and they forgot about it until one day as Cara’s 35th birthday approaches, her mother, Ruthie, finds the old card and decides to take matters into her own hands.
I love reunion stories and this one has always held a special place in my heart for a lot of reasons. The first is obvious. I did exactly what Cara and Devin did. I’d made a marriage pact with a close friend. But fate stepped in and we’re now both married to other people and both very happy that way. For Cara and Devin, Ruthie takes fate into her own hands and helps things along. THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT is book 2 in my Fate with a Helping Hand series which includes ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU, THE MARRIAGE CONTRACT and THE KNIGHT AND MAGGIE’S BABY.
Have you ever made a marriage pact with anyone? Tell me your story! I will be giving away a copy of THE KNIGHT AND MAGGIE’S BABY to one commenter today. So don’t be shy. Leave a comment for a chance to win!
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