Author : James Patterson and Richard DiLallo
Publisher : Grand Central Publishing
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.
I've heard a lot about James Patterson. Most of his books are thriller or detective-story-kind-of books. I'm not sure since I haven't read them. But, for first impression, I try his light theme book instead. The Christmas Wedding is about a woman who invites all of her children on her wedding which will be held on Christmas. The only thing that's not written on the invitation is the groom name. Even all men who proposed to her didn't know who would be the groom (Crazy, I know).
I have to say I'm disappointed with The Christmas Wedding. There are too many characters in the book, and none of them really stands out. I have to re-open the page where those characters were introduced because I didn't remember each one's name.
This book also has too many sweetness in it and it looks artificial (in my opinion). The Christmas Wedding doesn't leave deep impression on me. The story just vanished from my mind right after I closed the book. I finished reading this book in less than a day. This book reminds me of those cheesy holiday romance Hollywood movies. Well, I guess I don't have much to say about this book. I'm not saying that James Patterson is not good. It's just THIS book is not good, at least not for me. But I'm still open to read another Patterson's books.