by Sarah Morgan
Published by HQN on September 24, 2019
Format: ARC, Print
Source: The Publisher
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I received an advance copy of this book from The Publisher.
In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.
Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…
Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancé but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived—how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!
Sarah Morgan’s A Wedding in December has me wishing for winter coziness and dreaming of taking a trip to the snowy mountains of Colorado. In her latest, Morgan proves once again how expertly she writes relationships—the joy, the heartache, the awkwardness, and the unconditional love of family.
Rosie and Dan’s whirlwind courtship results in an engagement for the happy couple. Rosie’s parents, Maggie and Nick, aren’t so keen on their youngest daughter taking such a huge step this quickly. But they see how happy Rosie is, so they can only be happy for her. There’s just one thing: unbeknownst to Rosie, Maggie and Nick have been separated for months and are on the verge of divorce.
Maggie and Nick’s oldest daughter, Katie, is also in the dark about her parents’ marital trouble. A busy emergency room doctor, Katie’s plate is always full at work; even more so in light of a recent traumatic event that she hasn’t fully come to terms with. When Katie learns of her baby sister’s impending nuptials, she believes that Rosie is about to make the biggest mistake of her life. Katie has protected Rosie all her life, and she’s not stopping now. What is she stopping? This wedding. Complicated by her traumatic secret and the best man she can’t stop butting heads with, Katie begins to wonder if there’s more to life than doing what’s always been expected of you.
As the family comes together for Rosie and Dan’s wedding (and Katie tries her hardest to stop the wedding), they each must come to terms with how they choose to define true happiness. Along the way, they’re met with tears, a lot of laughter, and the realization that ultimately, family is everything.
I love this book so much! I flew through it, thanks to Morgan’s adept storytelling and characters who I fell in love with. There’s a lovely balance of the family story combined with steamy romance. If you enjoy romances with feisty enemies-to-lovers banter, you’ll adore Katie and Jordan’s scenes.
Sarah Morgan is one of my favorite contemporary romance authors and A Wedding in December is on my favorite reads list for 2019. Highly recommended!
Rating: 5 stars