Wednesday, 16 December 2015

A merry mistletoe wedding - Judy Astley

It is almost a year since Sean and Thea met and it's been a roller-coaster ride: they're getting married on Christmas Day!

Neither Thea or Sean want a big fuss - a simple wedding, with Christmas lights and just a few sprigs of mistletoe for decoration is all they need. But before they know it, things begin to get complicated. Trying to manage a long-distance relationship in the build-up to their Christmas wedding is one thing, but as one challenge after another comes their way, the happy couple begin to wonder if they'll ever make it down the aisle . . .

My thoughts:
I did not realize it when I started, and it did not matter, but this is a continuation of another book. Where the main characters met and fell in love, and I guess stuff went on with family members too. But it works well as a stand alone, but of course I am curious how the mistletoe brought them together the first time.

Sean and Thea met a year ago, and in this one he proposes and they settle for a Xmas wedding. But! First there will be a Fall of drama. There are so many things in the way, he lives in Cornwall, she lives in London. She has a job there, he has a job here. How will they plan the wedding? Are the right for each other? But they are both good people and obviously in love so it will be a happy wedding, just like they want it.

But the book is not only about them. Thea's mum and dad are thinking of moving. Her sister is having a baby and then gets post natal depression.

Conclusion:
A book packing a bit more drama and serious issues than I would have thought. But all good, it made it real. And it all ends well. 

Cover
cute

Kindle Edition, 352 pages
Published October 22nd 2015 by Transworld Digital
Women's fiction/Romantic fiction
NetGalley


46 comments:

  1. Are you going to read the previous book?

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    1. If I found it at the library yes. To buy, well no, There are authors I love that I just can't buy cos my wishlist is too big. They would have to wait until I am 100

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  2. Sounds like a good holiday read.

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  3. As long as it ends well, I can handle any drama!

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  4. Doesn't sound like the fun, light kind of read I'm looking for in Christmas romances.

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    1. Well not exactly no, I read the perfect one for you just today

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    1. I have one more to read and then I will say no to them

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  6. Haven't heard of this author, but sounds like a good one, I like a little drama and some issues!

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  7. I did a double take, I thought it said at the end post nasal depression. That would be interesting.

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  8. It sounds good, but maybe too much drama for me right now.

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    1. Well not too much drama, just normal drama

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  9. It's good that the story was more about family than the couple. Also it's great that it can work as is and reading the previous one is required

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    1. I do like when that can be done as I did not know about it

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  10. Glad you enjoyed even if more serious than you expected

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  11. oh I love this cover too...it has a charm to it. I love all the lights. I love seeing great involvement in family too.

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  12. I like it when you find out that it is a part of a series, but it doesn't matter. Not that I read out of order or anything...

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  13. I see someone is getting into the Christmas spirit :)

    ~Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

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  14. Aww glad it still worked for it. Sounds like a nice holiday read.

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  15. I have done that, but I am glad it worked and I like that this felt real.

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  16. Sucks that the story started in a previous book. Glad it still worked out good for you.

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    1. Both were holiday books, I guess she just wanted to continue

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  17. A simple wedding. Riiight. :) Never happens in a romance book. haha!

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    1. Haha. The road there was not simple but well there, yes simple

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  18. It looks more serious than I would expect too, but then post natal depression is never being delt with in romances - they all have babies, are delighted about it, the babies are always in a good mood and sleep the whole night, etc. So it's good that the subject is treated ;)

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    1. I liked that, cos yes it's not perfect. Tell me one mum that is not tired at one point. And there are the serious kind of tired

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  19. I'm glad you weren't lost even if you've not read the first book.

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  20. Glad you liked it. I don't know if I'd want all that seriousness in a holiday read.

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    1. It was not SERIOUS, just serious, but still holiday feel

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  21. mmmmmmmmm not feeling a holiday novel this year. LOL

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  22. So more women's fiction than romance. And how do they solve the: where shall we live, who will give up their career?

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    1. You want spoilers!?
      But it works out, she is not happy with her job, or where she lives

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