Thursday, January 8, 2015

Romance Review - Christmas on Chestnut Street

Today I'm reviewing Christmas on Chestnut Street by Nancy Thayer. 

Summary from Goodreads: In this enchanting holiday novel from New York Times bestselling author Nancy Thayer, family and friends gather on Nantucket for a gorgeous winter wedding with plenty of merry surprises in store.

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.

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Review:This was a perfect Christmastime read for me and I would definitely recommend it to fans of Debbie Macomber and other similar authors. The characters were well thought out and presented. No one escaped the author’s attention. For example, at first I was concerned that Lauren and her family appeared to be one-dimensional, but Thayer made sure that the readers realize that although each sister is very different and may appear to ‘have it made,’ the grass is not always greener on the other side of the fence. Final word: Highly recommend for Christmas loving readers. Also, Jilly is my hero. =) 

Rating: 5/5 Stars

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