Monday, December 5, 2011

(178)The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo

The Christmas Wedding 
by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo

Publication Date: October 17, 2011
Pages: 288

I lifted my self imposed ban on James Patterson novels (I refuse to read them because he doesn't write them!) long enough to read this charming little Christmas novel, The Christmas Wedding.

Christmas is drawing near and Widow Gaby Summerhill invites her grown children to spend the holiday with her via a video she emails to them.  But with the invitation comes the news that she is getting married to one of three men.  All three have proposed, but she is keeping her choice a secret until the actual ceremony.  If that doesn't get her children to come home, nothing will!  Each of her children are dealing with their own life struggles, but they are looking forward to family time on the farm, and the little surprise their mother is waiting to reveal!

The Christmas Wedding was a really quick read, but it was really cute.  Gaby was the kind of Grandmother that all kids wish was theirs.  And she was a supportive, if not a bit meddlesome, Mother. I enjoyed the way the grown children worked through their "stuff" to be there for their Mom.  If you don't get a chance to read it this year, have no fear, for I suspect it will be one of those cheesy holiday movies that I love on The Hallmark Channel or ABC Family!


Sara Bell said...

This sounds cute. What do you mean that James Patterson doesn't write his novels? That he has a ghost writer or just that they aren't very good? Sorry, never read any of his work so don't know much about it.

Stepping Out of the Page said...

I love Christmas books and this one sounds like a good enough read, I think i'll put it on my to-read. Thanks for sharing!

JAF Gifts said...

This might be a great read considering it's the perfect season for these kinds of books. Let's see...

Charlotte's Web of Books said...

Sara - If you notice all of Patterson's novels have a "co-author" - he has not written a novel in quite sometime. He says the ideas are his, but who really knows.

I absolutely *love* Christmas and all things related, so I enjoyed reading this novel for that reason alone.

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