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11/6/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson & Richard DiLallo

Description

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.

About the Author

James Patterson has had more New York Times bestsellers than any other writer, ever, according to Guinness World Records. Since his first novel won the Edgar Award in 1977, James Patterson's books have sold more than 210 million copies. He is the author of the Alex Cross novels, the most popular detective series of the past twenty-five years, including Kiss the Girls and Along Came a Spider. Mr. Patterson also writes the bestselling Women's Murder Club novels, set in San Francisco, and the top-selling New York detective series of all time, featuring Detective Michael Bennett. He writes fulltime and lives in Florida with his family.

Richard DiLallo is a former advertising creative director. He has had numerous articles published in major magazines. He lives in Manhattan with his wife.

Details

  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (October 17, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 031609739X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316097390
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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Gabby is a middle age widow who has packed on the pounds after her husband died three years ago.  Her four children have drifted apart and she sends them all a dvd to invite them to spend the holidays and attend her wedding on Christmas day. She doesn't tell the children who she is marrying, but tells them to come home to find out.  There are sections of the book dedicated to each child, so you get a background for each of them.  I guess you have to take this story with a grain of salt since I couldn't imagine any mother marrying someone with her children (even if they are adults) to not meet this man before the occasion.   But for the story's sake, it does make it plausible.  Over all a quick read and perfect for the season. 

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This ends 11.20.11 midnight Pacific Time and the winner will be chosen by Random.org on 11.21.11.
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