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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

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

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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  • Marie
  • Arlington, TN, United States
  • 01-01-13

Easy read, but buy it on sale

The story is cute, predictable and somewhat of a Lifetime TV movie story. I would recommend getting the book if it is on sale, but not worth a credit. Performance was ok.
Nothing memorable, nothing to cry over if you have spend a credit.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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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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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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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

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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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

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

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