Gaby Summerhill is a widow in The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson and Richard DeLallo. Her husband passed away three years ago. Her three children have drifted apart and Gaby is lonely. One day, while serving transient’s breakfast, she has three of her best friends propose. Gaby has decided to get married, but she hasn’t told which man is going to be the groom. She invites her kids to come and won’t even let them in on who she is going to marry. Gaby decides to get married on Christmas Day, surrounded by friends and especially her family.
Tom Hayden is a former professional hockey player, turned farmer. Gaby says he’s the sweetest guy around.
Jacob Coleman is the rabbi at Am Shalom Temple. He also likes to help out and do community service.
Marty Summerhill, younger brother to Peter, Gaby’s first husband. He has been her best friend for many years.
James Patterson and Richard DiLallo did a wonderful job in writing The Christmas Wedding. I was hooked from the start and finished the book in a day. I did read the last few chapters to see who she ends up picking! I was glad I did, I felt like I was in on Gabby’s “secret” and was excited to see how it ended. Gaby has an amazing love for her family and the students she teaches.
Not only do you follow Gaby’s story in The Christmas Wedding, but you get to follow her children’s lives as well. Seeing how each child deals with their mother’s new marriage and their own personal struggles with their work, marriages, and health.
I really liked this book. Unfortunately, there is quite a bit of swearing and the use of the f* word. There is also some drug use in this book as well. Because of those items in the book, I would not recommend this to everyone, but those who don’t mind those items. I hope you take the chance to read this book and find out who Gabby picks!
You can read an excerpt here.
Title: The Christmas Wedding
Author: James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Format: Paperback, eBook
Page Nos.: 288
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Release Date: October 2011
Available for purchase: Amazon
**I received a copy of this book from the publisher but was not required to provide a review and it did not impact my review in any way.