Harlequin's Holiday Blog Tour: A Wedding in December
Happy holidays, friends! I'm excited to bring you a review of a book that will surely get you in a festive holiday mood: A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan. Harlequin graciously included me in their Holiday Blog Tour for this book, among other great titles. Check out details and my review for A Wedding in December below!
This funny, charming and heartwarming new Christmas novel is USA TODAY bestselling author 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 fiancé 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!
Confession: Christmas is my favorite holiday, but this is the FIRST Christmas book I've ever read. I've read books set during the holidays before, but none where Christmas was such a large part of the story. I know, shocking!
I got to read and review several ARCs from Harlequin this past year, all of which I really enjoyed (see The Library of Lost and Found, A Family of Strangers and The Great Unexpected on my Instagram). So of course, I jumped on the chance to give this one a try.
Do you love all the Hallmark-style Christmas movies on Netflix like A Christmas Prince, The Princess Switch, Let It Snow, A Christmas Wish, The Knight Before Christmas, and on and on and on? You'll like A Wedding in December, trust me. I'm not a Hallmark Christmas fan; my go-to holiday movies and specials are White Christmas, Elf, and A Garfield Christmas (I cry every time). But I know so many people out there looooove those movies. They're comfortably predictable, tooth-achingly sweet, and flat-out fun. A Wedding in December is just like them in book form.
I live in Colorado (though I haven't been to Aspen yet, where the story takes place) and even I was entranced by the setting. Fresh mountain air tinted with pine and fir. Pillowy soft snow and bright blue skies. Crackling fires in cozy mountain lodges. Yes, please. I'm a cozy girl through and through, and A Wedding in December made me want to pack up my stuff and head into the Rockies for the winter.
Here's what you can expect from A Wedding in December:
a "hate to love" romance
a "second chance, second honeymoon" romance
a "will they or won't they" kind of romance
tons of family drama
delicious descriptions of Colorado in the winter
delicious descriptions of the male love interest (though I would have been happy with more)
possibly frustrating main characters, but what's a rom-com without tension and miscommunication?
daydreaming about having your wedding in Colorado in the winter even if you're already married
Though I parts of the story and setting, overall A Wedding in December wasn't quite for me, but I know many other readers will enjoy it a lot. If anything, it will put you in a festive and romantic mood, for sure.
Thank you Harlequin for allowing me to take part in their holiday blog tour! If I convinced you to read A Wedding in December, check the links below to get your copy, or head to your local indie bookstore to pick it up.
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