Thursday, December 24, 2015

You Are Invited!



You are invited to a Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo.  I couldn’t think of a better day to share it than on Christmas Day.  This story is different than what James Patterson usually writes.  Could it draw a reader in?

Synopsis: 

Gabby Summerhill is getting married this Christmas.  She also would like her family to be in Stockbridge Massachusetts together.  They haven’t been together since her husband and the father of her children passed away.  So what would happen if Gabby got married but neglected to mention who she was marrying?  There are three bachelors that are up to the task, but can her family guess which one will receive the prize of marriage?  Her oldest child Claire who has a family in Myrtle Beach is struggling in her current circumstances.  Could a trip to Stockbridge Massachusetts be the key to her family’s survival?   Can Lizzie’s husband Mike who is fighting brain cancer survive until Christmas?  Will Nick get his novel published and find true happiness with his girlfriend?  Will Emily find satisfaction in her job or choose something else?

My Thoughts: 

I did not know if this novel would prove to be enjoyable.  It really was a great read!  For me the storyline of Claire’s broke my heart.  I thoroughly enjoyed the character of Gabby Summerhill.  I found the video segments hilarious!  The novel is paced well!  The stories of the various family members lead up to the Wedding.  The authors did a good job of keeping us in suspense of trying to figure out who Gabby would marry?  I found the ending very satisfying and I know that you will too!

Rating: 

4.9/5

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Tuesday, December 22, 2015

What Do You Want For Christmas?



Thank you to Library Thing, Random House, and Nancy Thayer for sending me a copy of Nantucket Christmas. This copy was sent to me in exchange for an honest review.  Merry Christmas from Nantucket!

Synopsis: 

Sebastian and Nicole have recently married and are preparing for the holidays in Nantucket.  They are located there because of the divorce between Sebastian and his first wife Catja.  He received the house on Nantucket.  Nicole swears this will be a Christmas to remember.  Even if it means putting up with Sebastian’s daughter Kennedy, who is slightly spoiled and very pregnant.  She would like nothing better than to see her parents back together and Nicole out of the picture.  Will she find Nicole a necessary part of the holiday?  Then there is a little dog named Snicks who needs a home, but will Nicole and Sebastian’s home be it?

My Thoughts:

This is my first Nancy Thayer novel. I don’t often discuss how much I have enjoyed a Christmas novel.  This it is short but entertaining!   Also who wouldn’t love a novel set on Nantucket?  I also enjoyed reading about the festivities on the island involving the Christmas holiday.  The characters are well developed and have depth.   The surprise character for me is the dog Snicks who brought warmth to story that I did not expect.   I enjoyed the tone of the novel.  

Rating: 

5/5

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