A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan Length: 384 pages Acquired through NetGalley Publisher: Harlequin (HQN) Books Genre: Contemporary Romance Release Date: October 31, 2019
Synopsis: 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!
My Thoughts: **I received A Wedding in Decemberby Sarah Morgan through NetGalley, in exchange of an honest review**
A Wedding in December is a fun holiday story that captures the essence of togetherness in the midst of chaos. All of the characters have an innate sense of wanting to do the right thing, while harboring a close secret of their own. Even Rosie, the woman the White family are all gathered to celebrate, has second doubts about her impending nuptials (after a very brief courtship)!
I found the book to be delightful, as it highlights the fact that family can stay united, no matter what complications can get thrown their way. Despite challenges, true love and devotion exists among family and loved ones. The holidays can bring about lots of stress, but within all the layers of tension lies the deep meaning of togetherness.
If you’re into stories that feature family bonds with a touch of tension, then this is the book for you. A Wedding in December is a holiday story you definitely want to read, even after the holidays are over!
Christmas Eve usually brings a flurry of activity! Many families do preparations for their evening meals, while others frantically complete last-minute shopping for loved ones.
Andy’s family takes part in celebrating a traditional meal that occurs every Christmas Eve. It’s wonderful to participate in the meal, and also have a nice visit from my sister-in-law’s cat Bebe! Here she is with Andy!
What traditions do you take part in during Christmas Eve, if any? Let me know in the comments!
Andy and I enjoyed a lovely trip to Cape May this past Saturday! Cape May is so festive during this time of year. We ventured down Congress Hall and checked out the enormous tree! We also headed down to Cape May Brewing Company and relaxed with some drinks. I made sure to bring my Christmas/Winter themed Snoopys!
Here are some snapshots of our trip. I’ll post more photos soon!
Today marks the 4th Sunday in Advent! During this time we learn about the significance of Mary’s role in the story of Christ’s birth. Upon learning that she was chosen to carry Jesus, she was filled with worry. but the Angel guided her in taking comfort in knowing that she was selected to carry the most precious gift in all of humanity.
As we draw closer to the celebration of Christ’s birth, we remember to carry on with our lives in humility. Christmas is a time to be thankful for family and loved ones, while moving forth in celebration.
As this is the time of year for holiday parties, many people take part in merriment and drinking! As long as it’s done responsibly, everyone can have an enjoyable time during the holiday season! Here are a few (adult) drinks preferred in holiday gatherings:
Coquito: This special drink is popular with many Hispanic gatherings over the holidays! Made with coconut milk, condensed milk, and rum, this drink is very flavorful with a kick! Last year, I wrote a Blogmas post all about Coquito, which you can read here!
Downeast Winter Blend: Andy and I had this drink while attending a birthday gathering last weekend. It’s a cider with over 6% alcohol, and it’s sooo delicious!
Gingerbread Mule: A spinoff of the popular Moscow Mule, this drink blended with vodka and gingerbread syrup & spice will liven up any holiday gathering! A recipe for the Gingerbread Mule can be found at Sugar and Charm!
These are just a few drinks that can be enjoyed during the holiday season! Just a reminder: these drinks are alcoholic, so they’re not suitable for kids! And always drink responsibly!
My husband and I love viewing holiday decorations! We drive around different neighborhoods to view beautiful inflatables and vibrant lights. Here are a few of the decorations we’ve come across in our travels. As you’ll see, I’m a bit partial for Snoopy related decorations!
This display was seen during one of our excursions. I was excited to see four Santa Snoopys!
I was so excited to see this 10ft Snoopy on this person’s front lawn!
I love trees that are decorated with sparkling lights!
Another awesome Snoopy/Peanuts Gang display!
I can’t wait to show more as December moves forward!
It’s so exciting to see people put up decorations in their homes during the holidays! I’m featuring some new pieces of Christmas decor that I added to my collection. My Blogmas post for last year’s Christmas decorations can be found here.
Here are my new pieces:
I hope you all have fun with your Christmas decorations/displays!
I’m very much looking forward to reading this next story centered around the Christmas season! The author of A Dog’s Purpose brings us an adorable tale involving lost love, starting over, and the cutest holiday companions! I’m sure that this story will warm my heart!
If you’re participating in a Secret Santa activity for your job, it can be truly overwhelming to figure out what to buy for your person. The task to choose a gift throughout the week for $5-10 a day (the price of the last day may vary), can feel scary! It doesn’t need to be though. There are a few mainstay gifts you can stick to, that everyone can enjoy!
Here is a small list of gift ideas that you can select for your Secret Santa:
–Chocolates (you can pick up a gift pack from any department store)
–Coffee/Tea packs (these can be available in any price range)
–Skin care packets (face masks and/or creams): you would be surprised what you can find at Target/WalMart between $1-5!
–Small books (easily found at Barnes & Noble, near the sales racks)
–Bottle of wine (this is ideal for a Final Day gift. There are many varieties, for any price range)!
I hope this year’s Secret Santa activity is a stress free one for you!