Wednesday 9 October 2019

Guest Review: A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

The eagerly anticipated new Christmas read from the Sunday Times bestselling Sarah Morgan!
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 about 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 fiance 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.

Review: I love a Christmas story and look forward to this time of year when festive novels begin to hit the shelves. I also know that I can rely on Sarah Morgan to provide her readers with a lovely Christmas tale in a stunning location. This latest book definitely falls into that category. It was one I literally couldn’t put down and, at the same time, felt sad when it was finished.

The setting for this story is the Colorado ski resort of Aspen, where the White family members are gathering for the Christmas Eve wedding of younger daughter Rosie to local man Dan. First to fly in from London are mum and dad Maggie and Nick. Maggie has many reasons for dreading this whole experience, ranging from a fear of flying to worry about a hastily arranged wedding and mostly keeping a secret from the rest of the family. Rosie’s older sister Katie, a stressed accident and emergency department doctor who has been having a particularly difficult time of late, arrives a day later; she also has misgivings about her sister’s whirlwind romance and is determined to stop her making a big mistake. However, best man Jordan keeps distracting her from her goal. Rosie herself has been experiencing doubts about her upcoming nuptials too. High in the beautiful snow covered Rockies staying in the luxurious and romantic Snowfall Lodge Resort, can the family relax and heal in time to enjoy Rosie and Dan’s big day?

This is another great story from Sarah Morgan, combining family dramas and romance with comic interludes, all in a wonderful setting. I loved the way in which the story was told, each of the three women in the White family taking turns at centre stage. Each of them had problems of their own but was willing to put them aside to support the others. I’m sure many readers could identify with lovely mum Maggie who is feeling a little adrift now that her girls have left home; having put her ambitions on hold to care for the family she now wants more. However, for me, her arrival at Denver airport was the funniest scene in the book; absolutely hilarious. Although the story is very much centred on these three women, the men play important roles as well; three men and three women, but will any of them be together at the end? This well written story kept me guessing. I became so absorbed in the lives of the characters that I didn’t want it to end. This book is one to curl up with in front of the fire and would make a great Christmas gift. 

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