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Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Christmas Book Review - The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

Today's holiday reading selection is a charming novel by bestselling author James Patterson and Richard DiLallo.

About The Book:

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married—and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day—she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.

But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise—she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.

I'll be honest - I haven't read much James Patterson, and I wasn't too sure what to expect from a holiday story written by two men - I mean, Christmas and love and weddings are really the area of women's expertise (I know, sexist of me!).

But I was delightfully surprised at how good this little novel is!  It's a fast read, but the characters are complex and interesting, and you are just fascinated with the entire Summerhill clan almost at once. I enjoyed how Patterson gave each of Gaby's adult children a chance to share their stories, all while revolving around their mother's deliciously mysterious surprise of a Christmas wedding!

I highly highly recommend this novel for your holiday reading!  I read it in about two hours, but would gladly go back and savor it once again - it's that good!

I purchased this book for my personal library.

Here's an interview with James Patterson about this book:

1 comment:

Michelle @ The True Book Addict said...

I wondered about this one. Now that I know you liked it so well, I'll have to add it to my collection. thanks!