Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Genre: Holiday Book
Goodreads: In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surprises in store.
As Christmas draws near, Felicia returns to her family’s home on the island to marry her adventurous, rugged boyfriend, Archie. Every detail is picture-perfect for a dream wedding: the snow-dusted streets, twinkling lights in the windows, a gorgeous red and white satin dress. Except a lavish ceremony is not Felicia’s dream at all; it’s what her mother, Jilly, wants. Jilly’s also worried that her daughter’s life with daredevil Archie will be all hiking and skydiving. Wondering if their handsome neighbor Steven Hardy might be a more suitable son-in-law, Jilly embarks on a secret matchmaking campaign for Felicia and the dashing stockbroker.
As the big day approaches and Jilly’s older daughter, Lauren, appears with rambunctious kids in tow, tensions in the household are high. With the family careening toward a Yuletide wedding disaster, an unexpected twist in Nancy Thayer’s heartwarming tale reminds everyone about the true meaning of the season.
Ope’s Opinion: This was a cute little Christmas story. Jilly’s flakey personality irritated me at times. She loved her daughters, but interfered in their lives. She was trying to get her daughter to marry the neighbor one day and happy at the wedding the next day.
The rest of the characters in the book were heart warming. I really liked the sisters relationships. They cared about each other, but didn’t always see eye to eye.
This is not my favorite Nancy Thayer book, but it was a quick Christmas read.
Rating: Three Chairs – I like the book enough to suggest it to a friend or two.