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USA Today bestselling author Abby Jimenez is a Food Network champion and motivational speaker living in Minnesota. Jimenez founded Nadia Cakes out of her home kitchen back in 2007; there are now three locations. Her wry literary wit was spotlighted as the admin behind the hilarious viral comments on the now famous Nadia Cakes Vageode™ cake. Her debut novel, The Friend Zone, was released in June 2019 and The Happy Ever Playlist will publish in Spring 2020.
11:15 a.m. to Noon
Senate Committee Room A
Modern Romance: Love Finds a Way
12:15 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Barnes & Noble Bookselling Tent
The Friend Zone
Fall in love with this hilarious and heartwarming romantic comedy that USA Today bestselling author LJ Shen calls "an absolute treat."
Instant USA Today bestseller!
Kristen Peterson doesn't do drama, will fight to the death for her friends, and has no room in her life for guys who just don't get her. She's also keeping a big secret: facing a medically necessary procedure that will make it impossible for her to have children.
Planning her best friend's wedding is bittersweet for Kristen -- especially when she meets the best man, Josh Copeland. He's funny, sexy, never offended by her mile-wide streak of sarcasm, and always one chicken enchilada ahead of her hangry. Even her dog, Stuntman Mike, adores him. The only catch: Josh wants a big family someday. Kristen knows he'd be better off with someone else, but as their attraction grows, it's harder and harder to keep him at arm's length.
The Friend Zone will have you laughing one moment and grabbing for tissues the next as it tackles the realities of infertility and loss with wit, heart, and a lot of sass.
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