April Liesgang and Caleb Shannon have known each other for just three short months, so their Valentine's Day wedding at a chapel near the shores of Lake Michigan has both families - hers from Wisconsin, his from Tennessee - in an uproar. As the festivities unfold (and the cash bar opens), everyone has an opinion and a lively prediction about April and Caleb's union, each the reflection of a different marital experience. Meanwhile, at the nearby Hideaway Lodge, a domestic quarrel ends in tragedy. As April and Caleb's life together begins, death parts another man and woman in angry violence - and as the two stories gradually intersect, their juxtaposition explores the tangled roots of vulnerability and desire.
Original title: Midnight Champagne
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction