- Title A Wedding in December
- Author Sarah Morgan
- Year 2019
- Genres Romance, Holiday
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 fiancé 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.
This was an Apple Books offer and I fancied reading something quite frothy and light. This was the perfect choice. A mother and her two daughters guide us through the story of a hastily organised wedding in Aspen at Christmas. All three women have secrets they are hiding from each other, and have quite a lot of soul-searching to do if the festive nuptials are to go ahead without a hitch.
Of course they don’t, and the rollercoaster ride of the Aspen trip is a quick and enjoyable read, very easily digested and not too challenging. The problems the ladies have are not insurmountable and are slightly frustrating because, particularly the doctor, they seem a bit silly and forced… there’s no reason not to talk to people about them.
I did like, though, that there were plenty of opportunities for cliche - two people get stuck together in a cabin because of a blizzard and romance ensues. But actually it didn’t feel cliched, it felt like this could have actually happened, not just in the movies. Overall, I enjoyed the story, there was perhaps a bit too much introspective repetition, but it was very readable and did put me in the mood for Christmas.
Rating: 3 / 5