Monday, October 17, 2011

The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo Review and GIVEAWAY!

Christmas Wedding

Product Description

The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married--and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day--she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays.

But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise--she has one more gift for her children, and it could change all their lives forever. With deeply affecting characters and the emotional twists of a James Patterson thriller, The Christmas Wedding is a fresh look at family and the magic of the season.
My take: While the main event remains the wedding and the big reveal will be who Gabby will marry, the story is also about Gaby's four children and where they are in their lives at this point in life. Her only son finished his first novel and is waiting to hear back from Knopf. Note that this is not the publisher of this book. He is also living with a lovely girl and they are happy if not not financially stable.
One daughter is living the life of PWT (Poor white trash) with a husband who would rather get stoned than get a job while she is left to parent the wayward teenager and fraternal twins while juggling the household and tutoring at an exclusive private school.
One daughter is a powerhouse working at a power attorney's office and playing powerful games and wondering if it is all worth it. Married to a powerhouse surgeon.
At last another daughter is struggling to care for her possibly terminally ill husband and wondering if he will live another day.
The Christmas promises changes for all of the participants. It's a nice, feel good novel. It has been compared to Sunday's at Tiffany's. I'm rather partial to Sunday's at Tiffany's so I'm going to just have to say it is an enjoyable read for the holiday season.
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Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

This sounds like the perfect holiday read! Thanks for reviewing it and offering it for giveaway!

Sandra Stiles said...

One of my favorite times to read is Christmas and I love reading feel good stories. Thanks for the opportunity.

Anonymous said...

I love James Patterson and Christmas stories so this one has to be a winner!

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Kim said...

I like Patterson, though this is a bit out of his usual fare.

Sounds like this is Lifetime/Hallmark movie material - great to read on a cold winter's evening.