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Mom Overboard

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Famous novelist Dorothy Ackerman invites her estranged daughter, Rachel, on a four-day cruise to Bermuda to coincide with Mother's Day and the girl's 25th birthday. The trip should be a relaxing vacation and bonding opportunity for them. But they're barely speaking. Both women have ulterior motives for going on the cruise together, and they try to get what they need from each other. A handsome stranger acts as kindling to ignite old grudges and distrust between the Ackermans. By the end of the trip, the two women disembark with a greater understanding of each other and themselves.

Valerie Frankel sold her first novel when she was 25. Since then, she's published an additional 14 novels, 4 nonfiction titles, and 2 memoirs. Her books have been translated into dozens of languages and published in scores of countries on five continents. Three of her novels - Smart vs. Pretty, The Accidental Virgin, and Fringe Girl - have been optioned for Hollywood film and TV productions. The Girlfriend Curse was nominated for a Quills Award in 2005. Fringe Girl and Fringe Girl in Love were nominated for Cyril Awards in 2006 and 2007, respectively.

Frankel is also a seasoned ghostwriter, working with iconic celebrities and VIPs on novels and nonfiction projects. She's collaborated with Joan Rivers, Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi, Stacy London of TLC's What Not to Wear, a couple of Real Housewives, one of the Mob Wives, a sex-toy company owner, a pair of Manhattan socialites, social media website founders, and subjects of several other books she's not at liberty to discuss.

In addition to writing books, Frankel is an award-winning journalist. From 1991 to 2001, she was articles editor at Mademoiselle magazine, where she wrote monthly advice columns on sex, men, dating, etiquette, and friendship. As a freelancer, Frankel has been a fixture at Self, Parenting, and Good Housekeeping, as well as a contributor to nearly every other major women's magazine in the United States and many abroad. Her articles have been reprinted around the world, from Vogue Taiwan to Glamour Brazil to Cosmo Australia.

A Dartmouth-grad Jersey girl, Frankel lives in Brooklyn, New York, with her two daughters, four cats, and opera singer husband, Stephen Quint. For more information, go to Follow Frankel on Twitter @valfrankel.

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Title: Mom Overboard
Author(s): Valerie Frankel
Publisher: Shebooks
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