Marni McDonough had known Bethany and Brad Ames all her life. Now young adults they were best friends forever. But could a man and woman be just friends, especially since the man has had the “hots” for her since they were kids? When his girlfriend dumps him and tells Marni she can have him, their relationship is destined to change. She sought counsel from Bethany. News flash – Bethany already had the two of them tying the marriage knot. It was inevitable. Everybody thought so. Everybody except Marni. What was she to do? She was going to end up happily married or will have lost her best friends. And so goes Life and Love in the U.P. a light-hearted romance set in Escanaba, Michigan.