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The Christmas Wedding | [James Patterson, Richard DiLallo]

The Christmas Wedding

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....
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Publisher's 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 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.

©2011 James Patterson, Richard DiLallo (P)2011 Hachette Audio

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    Sheila Gibsonville, NC, United States 11-13-11
    Sheila Gibsonville, NC, United States 11-13-11
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    "A solid, good book"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I would recommend this story because it provides an unique view inside a family and their unique celebration of Christmas and looking forward.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    The ending was very satisfying.


    What do you think the narrator could have done better?

    I thought that the narrator was excellent. She captured the tone of the book and its characters.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    If this book were a movie, I wouldn't go to see it because I generally prefer more folksy stories. However, this was an excellent story.


    Any additional comments?

    This book had interesting characters, a plot that I couldn't predict, and a big event that made Christmas special for the family. It was a different kind of Christmas story and I'm really glad that I read it.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Geralyn Freeburg, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-25-11
    Geralyn Freeburg, United States Minor Outlying Islands 10-25-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Danielle Steele"

    This book was more like a Danielle Steele book than a book by James Patterson. I was very disappointed in it.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    lorin POMPTON PLAINS, NJ, United States 02-14-12
    lorin POMPTON PLAINS, NJ, United States 02-14-12 Member Since 2011

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    "A so so Christmas Wedding"

    I was very disappointed by this book. I thought that a book by James Patterson would have been far more superior. The plot was predictable and mediocre at best. The main character was self serving and self centered, very hard to relate with. I will say the narrators did a great job because they kept the story going.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Barbara Saulino 11-23-11 Member Since 2007
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    "Wonderful Enjoyable"

    I really enjoyed the story it was heart warming. I loved how it brought a family members that were going there own ways and in the end came together. I enjoyed it so much that I was sorry it had to end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    samkcollins 11-22-11
    samkcollins 11-22-11 Member Since 2010
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    "Not your normal James Patterson"

    It caught my wife and I from the first chapter and kept us listening and involved. It was a romance but it kept you guessing until the end.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Judy Indianapolis, IN, United States 11-22-11
    Judy Indianapolis, IN, United States 11-22-11
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    "Heartwarming"

    This was a warm, kind of quirky, heartwarming book. Great trying to figure out who the groom is going to be.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Anne Ballwin, MO, United States 12-31-12
    Anne Ballwin, MO, United States 12-31-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Nope. Sorry. Not recommending this."
    What did you like best about The Christmas Wedding? What did you like least?

    I didn't like much about this book. The premise is not believable. The characters are mostly shallow and predictable. By the end of the book, I found the main character (Gabby) mostly just annoying in a cloying sort of way. The narration was OK. But just OK.


    Do you think The Christmas Wedding needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    Good heavens, no!


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 03-16-12
    Michael Kenner, LA, United States 03-16-12
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    "The Christmas Wedding"

    It was nice to read a book and not have to worry about someone getting murdered, yet it was still what I would call a mystery. The book was most enjoyable and had a delightful, surprising ending. My only complaint is the same one I have for all audiobooks. I wish women would read women's voices and men would read men's voices. Otherwise, I would highly recommend this book. Could the author be the same James Patterson whose scary mystery books I refuse to read? Nah, must be another James Patterson.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Lydia Long Island City, NY, United States 11-29-11
    Lydia Long Island City, NY, United States 11-29-11 Member Since 2008
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    "NOT WORTH USING CREDITS OR BUYING"

    TERRIBLE, TERRRIBLE, TERRIBLE, SORRY I WASTED A CREDIT ON THIS BOOK.
    SHOULD OF WAITED UNTIL OTHERS REVIEWED BEFORE I PICKED THIS UP.

    NOT ONE OF JAMES PATTERSON BEST. ONLY REASON IT GOT 1 STAR WAS BECAUSE IT WOULDN'T LET ME PROCEED WITHOUT GIVING IT 1 STAR, OTHERWISE IT GETS NO STARS FROM ME.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    N. Sullivan Sherrodsville, Ohio United States 01-20-13
    N. Sullivan Sherrodsville, Ohio United States 01-20-13

    nsulli "God Bless"

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    "A Mothers Point of View"
    What did you love best about The Christmas Wedding?

    I loved that the mother was the one getting married and not telling her children who the groom was,she kept the reader guessing as well,funny, thought provoking, and pretty much finding a way to help her children as well as herself.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    All of the characters were so involved in the story line couldn't pick just one.


    Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

    the characters were all done so well,no one sounded like the others,very distinctive voices for each one,I loved that!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Absolutely,couldn't wait to get back to it.


    Any additional comments?

    Just an all around good listening book!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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