Desiree, 34, a freelance interior decorator and a Martha Stewart fanatic, goes on a trip every holiday season to visit her parents in Bedford, Indiana. She usually arrives a week before Christmas Eve. Holidays were supposed to be happy events, but not for Desiree. She dreaded the holiday season which means she has to face the questions again from her own parents and relatives. Family reunions makes her feel so uncomfortable because everyone from her teenage niece to an assortment of cousins are already taken. That time of the year, she always found herself on the spot for being the only single person in family.
It doesn’t help to see your own father in the corner looking at you, as if he was asking: What is wrong with you? Your mother also pretends not to hear the most frequently asked question in the house whenever you have guests: Is your daughter married?
Single and unattached…biological clock ticking. This is the dilemma faced by Desiree and the exact source of all her stress and anxiety.
After the holidays, she always ends up with the conclusion that there is no room for a single white female in a family that expects all women to be...