About the Book

Big mouth. Big heart. Big wedding. Big problems.

It's the wedding of the century!

Things are looking up at last for Lizzie Nichols. She has a career she loves in the field of her choice (wedding gown restoration), and the love of her life, Jean-Luc, has finally proposed. Life's become a dizzying whirl of wedding gown fittings-although, oddly, not necessarily her own--as Lizzie prepares (sort of) for her dream wedding at her fiancé's chateau in the south of France.

But the dream soon becomes a nightmare as the best man--with whom Lizzie might once accidentally have slept…no, really, just slept--announces his total lack of support for the couple, a sentiment the maid of honor happens to second; Lizzie's Midwestern family can't understand why she doesn't want to have her wedding in the family backyard; her future, oh-so-proper French in-laws seem to be slowly trying to lure the groom away from medical school and back into investment banking-in France; and Lizzie finds herself wondering if her Prince Charming really is as charming as she once believed.

Is Lizzie really ready to embrace her new role as Bride? Or is she destined to fall into another man's arms…and into the trap of becoming a Bad Girl instead?

One thing's for sure: this is a wedding no one is likely to forget-if it ever even happens at all.

Reviews

From Publishers Weekly:
When last seen, the irrepressible Lizzie Nichols was canoodling with Chaz after she and Luke, Chaz's best friend, broke up (Queen of Babble in the Big City, 2007). Now--shocker alert--Luke returns to New York and slips a three-carat diamond engagement ring on her finger. Lizzie accepts even though she's still all googly over Chaz, who bluntly warns Lizzie that Luke's all about Luke and couldn't love her the way he does. Lizzie, a wedding dress restorer and budding designer specializing in wedding garb, faces a hives-inducing decision: dump rich Luke, who wants to be an investment banker in Paris, and hook up with Chaz, who wants to teach? Or should she marry Luke and ditch New York for Paris? And then there's the matter of her burgeoning design business, helped along by Ava Geck, a Paris Hilton-like celebrity heiress. Cabot takes full advantage of the material, delivering her trademark wit, sharp banter and lively antics from the first page. Fans of the series have another one to savor.

Awards

  • Number 20 on the New York Times Hardcover Fiction Expanded Best Sellers List
  • Named Best of the Year for Chick Lit by Reviewers at Romance Reviews Today

Publication Information

  • William Morrow, published in hardcover July 2008
    (Trade paperback edition published July 2009)
  • Brazil: Distribuidora Record
  • Czech Republic: BB/art
  • France: Marabout/Hachette
  • Germany: Blanvalet
  • Greece: S. Patakis Publications
  • Hungary: Cicero
  • Indonesia: PT Gramedia Pustaka Utama
  • Poland: Amber Publishing
  • Serbia: Alnari
  • Turkey: Artemis
  • United Kingdom: Macmillan, published July 2009
  • Vietnam: Phuong Nam Culture Corporation

Sneak Peak

Looking for a Sneak Peek of Queen of Babble Gets Hitched? For the first four chapters (yes, four whole chapters!) click here.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Meg, where did you get the inspiration for Lizzie Nichols and her story?
A: Lizzie's story is eerily similar to my own…except that I was never a wedding gown restorer, engaged to a prince, or friends with an heiress (my grandmother isn't an alcoholic, either, and I don't have any sisters. My father is dead in real life, and my mom isn't anything like Lizzie's mom). I did move to New York right after college, though. And I have a very hard time keeping my mouth shut.

Q: But everything that happens in this book seems so real, like you really went through it! Are you sure none of it is real?
A: This book is a work of fiction. References to real people, events, establishments, organizations, or locales are intended only to provide a sense of authenticity, and are used fictitiously. All other characters and all incidents and dialogue are drawn from my imagination and are not to be construed as real.

Q: Are the men in the Queen of Babble series based on any men you know or have known or dated?
A: See answer above.

Q: How many books will there be there in the Queen of Babble series?
A: Three. This series was always planned as a trilogy. Queen of Babble Gets Hitched will be the last book featuring Lizzie Nichols…for now anyway!

Q: Meg, have you ever been a Bad Girl?
A: No comment!