Published by Simon & Schuster Books for Younger Readers
April 2012
Hardcover: 256 pages
Ages 8-12

Cordially Uninvited

Every girl wishes she was a princess – and Claire’s cousin is living the dream! But will this royal romance end in disaster? Eleven-year-old Claire Gross is fascinated by all things royal – especially because her very own cousin Belle is engaged to the Prince of England! Even though Claire is going to be a junior bridesmaid, she’s not as excited about the wedding as you might think. For one thing, she can’t tell anyone – not even her best friend. And for another, Claire’s parents are divorced, so she’s not so sure that “happily ever after” even exists.

But when Claire gets to England and meets mean-girl Pandora – also a junior bridesmaid – she quickly realizes that whether or not she believes in true love, if she doesn’t take action, Pandora could break up Belle’s relationship! It may be the royal party of the century – but between the mishaps, the mayhem, and an awful social-climbing princess-wannabe, will there still be wedding bells for the happy couple?

Author’s Note

Thank you for enjoying and supporting Claire and her adventures in Cordially Uninvited! In publishing, plans get changed. To all those looking forward to the sequel, Royally Unexpected, I’m sorry to tell you that it will not be coming out. Claire and her cousin Belle will live “happily ever after” in your imagination and mine.