Thursday, September 18, 2014

Review: Christmas on Chestnut Street by: Nancy Thayer

Title: Christmas on Chestnut Street
Author: Nancy Thayer
Publisher: Ballantine Books
Pages: 224
Format: ebook
Source: NetGalley


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. 

My Thoughts: 

This was a cozy themed book that has Felicity's family all excited for the holidays when she decides to go home with her outdoorsie boyfriend Archie to get married.  Little does she know her mother is scheming to hook her wild daughter up with Steven a handsome stockbroker.   In this book everything that could go wrong does go wrong and reminds Jilly Felicity's mother that not everything goes according to plan but that doesn't have to ruin the holiday or wedding!

I enjoyed this story alot it puts you right in the mood for the holiday season.  I loved meeting Jilly's family and friends they interact with.  Also I enjoyed watching Jilly's scheming work against her in the biggest way!

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