Sunday, October 30, 2011

Review Spotlight: THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING.... and a giveaway!

THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING – James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Little, Brown & Co. (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-0-346-09739-0
October 2011
General Fiction, Holiday

Mainly Stockbridge, Massachusetts – the Present

Abby Summerhill, a fifty-four year-old part-time teacher, farmer, food-blogger and all-around giving woman feels it's time to get all her family together. It would be the first time since her beloved husband Peter's funeral three years ago. She has just the bait to get her four children with their mates and children to come home for Christmas. Abby has many friends, but four are really close; they feed the homeless breakfast every morning in Abby's barn. There are: Stacey Lee Pashcow, her best female friend; Martin Summerehill, a builder and Peter's brother; Tom Haden, a farmer and a friend of Abby's since childhood; and lastly, liberal Rabbi Jacob Coleman with a highly developed sense of humor. One of the three men proposed to Abby and the other two quickly followed suit…seriously. Any one would make her a loving husband.

Abby sends videos to her family in which she invites them all to Christmas…and a wedding in her barn. If they wish to know the identity of the groom, they will just have to show up.

Abby and her suitors are delightful characters. The men's competition for Abby's hand is good natured; she's not telling them her choice until the day .

In a fast 260 pages, THE CHRISTMAS WEDDING also explores Abby's children and their families. Here is where some serious conflict arises, at least in the case of her oldest daughter. As in real life, all is not smooth sailing, but the story wraps up, as all holiday books should, on a light-hearted, happy note. For the most part, these are people one would be glad to call friends. Spend a few hours in their company in the coming season and enjoy!

Jane Bowers


Interested in winning a copy of this book? All you need to do is post a comment and I'll enter your name to win a copy.

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The Brunette Librarian said...

Please count me in. I'd love a chance to read it :) Perfect story for this time of year!

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Martha Lawson said...

Love Christmas stories and this one sounds good. Enter me please.

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Karen H said...

Sounds like an inspiring story. I'd love to read it...count me in the draw please!

Pat L. said...

Count me in if not too late.
Thanks so much.

CrystalGB said...

Sounds good. Please count me in.

DeborahR said...

Love James Patterson's books and this sounds like a good one!!

Maureen said...

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Sandi said...

I love the women's fiction side of James Patterson, and looking forward to reading this book

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

Thanks so much for the chance to win!! i'm so excited about all the christmas books out this year!

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