Get in the Holiday Mood with The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard Dilallo

The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Copyright 2011
Little, Brown and Company
304 pages
ISBN: 9780316097390
The Christmas Wedding is my first James Patterson book and I'm happy to say I enjoyed it. It's definitely a story to get you in the Christmas mood with family, snow, weddings and of course love! Although it's a full-length novel this reads like a novella. Each of Gaby's children are introduced and each have situations and struggles that they face that somehow get resolved right at Christmas so there's not much room for development. The romantic element is a little unbelievable--Gaby strings along three potential grooms and they don't seem to mind or question her, hence the three star review. I definitely kept wondering who the groom was going to be and by the end I was glad she chose who she did. However Patterson's ability to weave a story that's centered around true-to-life characters is, I'm sure, one of the reasons why he's a bestselling romance (and suspense!) author.

Be warned, there is strong language throughout but The Christmas Wedding is still a pleasant read just in time for the holidays!

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Available October 17, 2011, from your favorite bookseller.

*I received my complimentary ARC from the publisher in exchange for posting my review/opinion of the book.*



  1. Fab! I'm so amped for Christmas this year :) And thanks for the warning on the language.

  2. Hehe, I felt a lot the same about sundays at tiffany's but i really liked it at the same time! i'll pick this up if i see it!

  3. LOL Juju I bet I can guess why you're so excited. ;-)

    XOXO~ Renee

  4. Is this a romance? It doesn't sound like James Patterson's thing. I read one book of his a decade ago, it was a suspense/thriller.

  5. Awww! This sounds really cute. I don't normally go for books with profanity, but maybe...

    The cover is so pretty, too. =)

  6. Carrie, Joy and Rissi- Thanks for stopping by. If you're interested in a "clean" Christmas read I'll be reviewing Susan May Warren's, BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE on Monday. :) It was SO good!

    XOXO~ Renee

  7. I don't usually read Patterson, but this one does sound just up my alley, and I do love Christmassy books.


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