Sunday, December 08, 2019

Holiday Blog Tour & Review: A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

Title: A Wedding in December
Author: Sarah Morgan
Published: September 2019, HQN Books
Format: ARC E-galley, 384 pages
Source: Netgalley via Publisher

From the USA Today bestselling author of The Christmas Sisters comes this funny, charming and heartwarming all new original Christmas novel. This is Sarah Morgan at her festive best!

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.

Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…

Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancĂ© but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived—how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!

My thoughts: Once again, Sarah Morgan proves while she can write a fun, cozy holiday-themed book, she also gives us a story that has substance to it. Last year, I had read The Christmas Sisters, which I absolutely adored and this year, I found myself completely charmed by this story as well. Perhaps I'm just a sucker for a story about the relationships between sisters and families, but this one is definitely one to pick up.

I loved the way this story is told, alternating between the two sisters and the mother. I felt this allows us to really get to know the three women and she their internal struggles. They each seem to be at a bit of a crossroads, though none of the others know this about the other. They just think Rosie is jumping the gun in marrying so soon. But are Katie and Maggie projecting their own issues on Rosie?

Sarah Morgan knows how to create real, relatable characters and I felt that the relationship between the two sisters was spot on. I also could totally empathize with Maggie on how she was feeling now that she had an empty nest, even though I do not have spend your whole life devoting all your time to your kids and then what? I get that. And I could feel how you might be stuck in a job that is not fulfilling...we've all been there at some point in our lives. 

This book has so many endearing, charming moments but it also has those poignant moments, too. And it has quite a few aha moments - points where I found myself pausing to reflect on my own life. 

This is a wonderful, cozy book that would make a perfect holiday read. It's got an amazing setting in the Colorado mountains that just begs you to be all snug and warm under your blankets as you read it.

About the author: USA Today bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes hot, happy, contemporary romance and women’s fiction, and her trademark humor and sensuality have gained her fans across the globe. Described as “a magician with words” by RT Book Reviews, she has sold more than eleven million copies of her books. She was nominated three years in succession for the prestigious RITA® Award from the Romance Writers of America and won the award three times: once in 2012 for Doukakis’s Apprentice, in 2013 for A Night of No Return and in 2017 for Miracle on 5th Avenue. She also won the RT Reviewers’ Choice Award in 2012 and has made numerous appearances in their Top Pick slot. As a child, Sarah dreamed of being a writer, and although she took a few interesting detours along the way, she is now living that dream. Sarah lives near London, England, with her husband and children, and when she isn’t reading or writing, she loves being outdoors, preferably on vacation so she can forget the house needs tidying.

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  1. I need to see if my library has this!

  2. This sounds like a warm and cozy Christmas read! And I am going to a wedding this month!

  3. I just got this one on my kindle and am so excited to read it! Great review!


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