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The Winter Wedding

3.84  ·  Rating details ·  286 Ratings  ·  50 Reviews
Hazel never set out to be a wedding planner. She was just helping her stressed sister Lila with cakes and décor for her big day. But when Lila and Ollie's summer ceremony is a runaway success, with guests raving about the food and styling at the pretty venue, word about Hazel's expertise soon spreads.

But Hazel's clients expect the very best - she's promised lawyers Gemma
ebook, 320 pages
Published November 5th 2015 by Simon Schuster UK
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Nov 22, 2015 rated it really liked it
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The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements is the first of her novels I've read; I didn't know what exactly to expect but I really enjoyed it! It felt in some ways like a typical chick-lit novel but this isn't a bad thing; it's well written, uplifting and Christmassy- perfect for this time of year!

The story's narrator and protagonist, Hazel, is a really likeable character. She seems really independent and, although stuck in a bit of a tricky situation at work and having
Mar 30, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ano, není fér dávat lehkým knihám s milým obsahem pět hvězdiček. Tenhle kousek byl však milý tak pěkně, že si to zaslouží. Nehledejte žádné velké čtení, žádné velké přemýšlení. Očekávejte milé nutkání chtít vědět, jak příběh dopadne. Hrdinové byli fajn, vlastně i ti nepříjemní nakonec prozřeli. Milá kusovka do vlaku. Doporučuji.
Dec 19, 2017 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017
Ich weiß nicht, ob man die Geschichte jetzt unbedingt als Weihnachtsgeschichte labeln hätte müssen, weil ein Großteil der Geschichte nicht unbedingt in dieser Zeit angesiedelt ist, aber zum Schluss ist dann doch ein bisschen weihnachtliche Romantik (Kitsch?) aufgekommen. Für mich ganz gute Chick Lit, obwohl mir ein bisschen was gefehlt hat, sowohl bei der Charakterentwicklung als auch beim Erzählstil.
Aug 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
A really good read , enjoyable plot that had me laughing out loud . I liked the characters , I liked where the plot took them. Abby Clements has done it again.
Dec 01, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interessanter Roman, wobei er den Titel "Winterroman" nur bedingt verdient hat.
Nov 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015

It's not a secret that I'm a huge fan of Abby Clements' books and she couldn't have a better surprise this year as she had two novels published this year - I really can't have enough of her writing and storytelling. She can write beautiful stories that are fast - paced but without the unnecessary drama, and she makes them so true to life. They make me laugh and smile in such a natural way, and I am always buying into the stories, as they really feel so close to reality, especially the characters
Feb 26, 2017 rated it it was ok
A quick read that was ok, very predictable though.
Sonya Alford
Dec 30, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I was sent a copy of this book by the publisher in return for an honest review.

When Lila and Ollie's wedding planner lets them down, Hazel steps in and helps her stressed out sister. The wedding is a total success and word soon spreads about Hazel’s expertise.

Soon Hazel finds herself with two more weddings to plan, something she never expected to be doing. Her clients want the very best for their big day; Gemma and Ollie’s dream is to get married in a snow-covered castle in the Scottish Highlan
Suze Lavender
Nov 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Hazel has a creative job at a TV production company and is being promised a promotion. She needs the money, because her sister Lila has just moved out of their apartment and she can't afford to stay there on her own. Hazel and Lila are twins, they have always been close, but their personalities are very different. Lila is a ballet dancer who's still waiting for her big break. She has found the love of her life and she and Ollie want to get married as soon as possible. When their wedding planner ...more
Rachel Gilbey
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Winter Wedding is the latest fabulous book from Abby Clements. It certainly features both Winter and Weddings, as well as romance, but mainly for the other characters and not Hazel.

From the prologue I have the feeling The Winter Wedding had been written as a sort of adult fairy tale, with a great narrative style. It draws you in and gives you a lot of the key information about Hazel and Lily, her twin sister. They used to be very close but since Lily met Ollie, Hazel has felt like part of h
Margaret Madden
4.5 stars.
Hazel's twin sister, Lila, is getting married and asks Lila to be her wedding planner. Hazel was always the tomboy while her sister was into sparkles and ballet, but Hazel has a talent for picking just the right venue, food and extras. Lila's wedding is perfect and Hazel finds herself in demand. With a new flatmate and new career option, all is well in Hazel's world. There is one thing missing though. Her best friend, Sam. They grew up together and were like two peas in a pod, until la
I feel like this book had quite a few good things going on, but none of them were explored deep enough to make the book great as a whole. For example, any of the romances were almost not... there. Each got maybe one (very sudden) chapter and that was it. Same with the sibling stories. (Although, the unconditional twin love was one thing that was always present and beautiful.) In short, too fast paced but also too short for all the things it wanted to deliver. Which is a shame, because I really l ...more
Hannah Symonds
Dec 31, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I treated myself to this book as I really love Abby Clements books. This one was just a fantastic read and I loved every minute of it. The plot may have been predictable but I still wanted to read on. I loved everything about this book, the characters were brilliant and I really warmed to Hazel. I loved Amber as I am a bit of a baker myself and I just loved how the story came together. I look forward to reading more of Abby Clements books in the future.
Amber Grenville-Smith
A warm lovely read.
Alison Stewart
I like a nice easy read in the run up to Christmas, This fitted the bill. It was a bit predictable but just what I wanted.
Dec 10, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
3.5 out of 5.
Paula Jayne
Nov 26, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another fab book from Abby, I enjoy her books. xxx
Terča Nováková
Nemám slov, když jsem začla číst tuhle knížku říkala jsem si že mě bude určitě bavit. Kniha mi hodně přirostla k srdci. Chtěla jsem jí zprvu dám 4 hvězdičky, ale potom co jsem četla dál už jsem musela za sebe dát 5. Kniha byla hodně čtivá a po dočtení jsem cítila krásný pocit ve svém nitru. Chtělo se mi plakat , ale zároveň jsem nemohla. Asi se to nedá pochopit. Každopádně, tento příběh se stal nejlepší knihou co jsem zatím od autorky četla. Ty charaktery tam sice nejsou tak popsány, ale ve výsl ...more
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Kdybych nejela v autě a netěšila se k moři, asi bych to četla fakt dlouho. Nějak mě nic extra nezaujalo. Jako ano bylo to milé, ale já té romantiky potřebuju prostě víc.
Jun 23, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Very easy to read.
Feb 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Sweet easy christmassy read 🌞 (but with a few too many typos)
Shallowreader VaVeros
Oh, chicklit. So much story. So few feelz.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it it was ok
I just.. I didn't like it. The characters were bland and the romance is cringy af.... Sorry :(
Oct 03, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Hazel works as a designer and while she loves creating things with her hands, she has been promised a promotion at work for a long time now and she has finally come to realise it's just not happening. Instead she's working crazy hours doing all the odd jobs, which her boss takes credit for, yet not even making enough money to pay her expensive London rent after her sister has moved out to live with her fiance. Something needs to change, and quickly.

So Haze
I’m a huge fan of Abby Clements and always look forward to a new novel from her. I especially loved her Christmas novel, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, so when I was offered a chance to read this novel, I jumped at the chance.

Hazel feels lost when her sister moves out of the flat they share. She struggles with the idea of a new flat mate and she’s not getting the chances she deserves at work. Her life seems to be standing still while those around her are moving on at great pace. Lila asks Hazel to
Dec 15, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Review first posted on my blog 'A Spoonful of Happy Endings': http://spoonfulofhappyendings.blogspo...

Hazel works at a TV production company and she knows a promotion must be coming her way soon, especially after all her hard work. Now her twin sister Lila has moved out of their London apartment, Hazel can definitely use the money. But when the promotion is unexpectedly given to someone else, Hazel realises she needs to find another way to pay the rent, next to finding a new roommate. When her s
Janet Emson
Nov 30, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: owned-books, reviewed
Hazel is at a cross roads in her life. She is estranged from her best friend, Sam. Her twin sister, Lila, has moved out of the flat they have shared for 10 years. She is holding out for promotion to Set Designer at work, hoping that all the covering she does for her boss will pay off. When Lila announces her engagement the moment is bitter sweet for Hazel. However she is eager to step in and help organise the wedding when Lila's wedding planner lets her down. The success of the event leads to op ...more
Dec 06, 2015 rated it really liked it
The winter wedding by
Abby Clement
 I love this book the cover is very nice too makes you want to pick up to read such warm winter colours
 Abby  writing style it's so easy to read it  got a nice flow to it I enjoyed all the characters in  this book they soon became my friends they were very friendly and fun
Abby's cakes sounded amazing I could eat them all I could also a picture of them in my mind
I love the Bake Off her and  hazle going head to head I could see them both setting up their tables
Dec 25, 2015 rated it it was amazing
*Book provided by the publisher in exchange for an honest review*

The Winter Wedding is the second book by Abby Clements I have read and I enjoyed every single second of it, I was hooked!

It follows the story of Hazel, who suddenly sees herself plan her twin sister Lila’s wedding. After it being a big success, she gets busy planning more weddings and it changes something in her. She realiszes what she enjoyes in life and what she really wants, that has an impact of course on her current job. Her b
Lisa Bentley
Dec 20, 2015 rated it really liked it
Having only ever read one book by Abby Clements before, I was unsure what to expect from The Winter Wedding. The last book I read was a short story and it was that long ago that I read it that I can’t remember much about it (sorry!). I needn’t have worried.

The Winter Wedding is, like most romantic fiction, a story of relationships. Clements not only focuses on romantic relationships but familial and working relationships too. The working relationships are shown through the cutthroat media indust
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Abby Clements worked in book publishing before writing this, her first novel. Her Christmas baking skills are upper-intermediate. Her countryside-survival skills are basic to none. She lives with her boyfriend in North London.
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