The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo

Goodreads Summary:

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 dies 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.

My Thoughts:

I can’t say that I’ve read a book quite like this before. Gaby is planning a wedding on Christmas but won’t reveal who the groom is until then. Each of her suitors seem like good men, they would have to be to be willing to help plan and show up to a wedding not knowing if they were the groom. They all know and accept that Gaby is unique and does things in her own way.

The mystery of not knowing the groom kept me turning the pages but what was missing for me was the romance feel between Gaby and these men. You can tell they all deeply care about each other but that’s about as far as it went.

Overall I liked this book but it didn’t wow me.

Overall Rating: 3.75 out of 5



  1. *Covers ears* lalalalalalalalalalalalala
    I am reading this now.
    So I will come back and read the review when I am done.
    Have fun in the snow!

  2. This is a REALLY different approach to a wedding. And from James Patterson?? Who usually kills someone in some gruesome way. Pretty unique.


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