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A Wedding One Christmas

(One Day to Forever #1)

3.57  ·  Rating details ·  105 ratings  ·  59 reviews
Of all the weddings in all the world, Angie Roux had to be mistaken for a bridesmaid in this one.

Caledon, South Africa, is supposed to be just a stop on the way to Christmas in Cape Town, part of Angie’s long-avoided homecoming. She never expected to star in a bizarre comedy of errors, but here she is: convincing a handsome stranger to be her fake boyfriend for the day.

Kindle Edition, 223 pages
Published November 19th 2018 by Carina Press
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K.J. Charles
This is my second Therese Beharrie book this weekend and I'm about to go buy another one. This should be a helpful indication.

A very emotional romance that takes place over 24 hours. The conflict is mostly in the protags' internal issues--both of them are burned by other people and thus isolated and untrusting, which makes it kind of awkward that they pretty much fall for one another on sight. This is not instalove the easy way: it's two people who can't cope with the emotions they already have
Oct 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
A Wedding One Christmas is a quirky series of outrageously funny events thrust upon Angie and Ezra both heading home with baggage in tow.

Angie is returning home for the first time in years and since her father’s death.

Ezra is teacher, returning after a failed 7-year relations.

Their chance meeting ignites deep self-reflection the subsequent realization that both have carried emotional scars for years without truly dealing with the circumstances and facing life.

It’s a story of person growth sur
Talia Hibbert
Nov 28, 2018 rated it really liked it
I loved this book! So perfect for the festive season with its themes of family and homecoming, and so deeply emotional. I loved the whole set-up, but I don't want to describe it too much in case it counts as a spoiler. Basically, if you like road trip, holiday or small town romances, I feel like you'll enjoy this one, too. Even though it's not precisely any of those, it's kind of somehow all of those? Except not. And, as you might've guessed, it's at a wedding... kind of. This book is pretty wil ...more
Lara Kareem
Nov 01, 2018 rated it liked it

First and foremost. I had an inkling that there was something off about this book.

"What were the chances she'd slide into a booth opposite a man who looks like he'd jumped straight out of her fantasies?

Smooth brown skin stretched over the angular features of his face."

So why am I seeing a white man on the cover? I'm not even being offensive but the male character read like a white man, so it makes sense if it hadn't been stated that he had smooth brown skin.

In my most honest opin

Bree Hill
Dec 18, 2020 rated it really liked it
A Wedding One Christmas was my first read by Therese Beharrie and won't be my last, for sure. I discovered her this fall while browsing through the different Harlequin lines on their website and seen that she has quite a few titles under the Harlequin Romance line and I have a couple Kimani romances titled by her as well. I get very excited when I discover a new to me woman of color author writing for Harelquin, so I was so happy when their publicity team sent me A Wedding One Christmas by her.

Dec 13, 2019 rated it liked it
Angie is heading home to Cape Town for the first Christmas since her father’s death. She’s not only sad about missing her father, but she’s carrying a lot of guilt for not being there for her mother and sisters after his passing. On a small town stop she happens to meet Ezra in a diner, and through a series of bizarre and totally avoidable misunderstandings, they end up spending the day together...and maybe falling for each other. This one is long on deep, emotional conversations--all the baggag ...more
J. Greene
Oct 29, 2018 rated it it was amazing
What a refreshing romance that perfectly balanced maturity and budding love. Perfect for readers looking for fictional relationships without all the fuss and childishness.

Imagine dreading going home for the holidays to the very family that you've spent the last couple of years running from--and running into the arms of a man you barely knew--to escape a never-ending wedding party, whose bridal party's clothing oddly matches your own.

The beginning of this novel gave me major Serendipity nostalgia
nick (the infinite limits of love)

Utterly charming! A Wedding One Christmas is only my second book penned by Therese Beharrie, but she is fast becoming an auto-read author for me. I adored reading this book as it was one that had me cheering for the couple to find their happily-ever-afters.

The strongest element in A Wedding One Christmas was undeniably the characterization of both Angie and Ezra. They were both beautifully fleshed-out characters who popped to life throughout the book. Angie is on her way back home for the first
Lauren (The Novel Lush)
I had a really hard time getting through this book. The constant introspection and at-length discussions between the characters made the pacing drag. Also, Ezra is described as brown skinned when they meet, but there's a white male on the cover? I know authors don't choose their covers a lot of time, but that's a pretty big discrepancy. ...more
Caitlyn Lynch
Nov 21, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I’m actually going to start this review by starting about reading diversely, and how we all should be doing it. And by that, I mean that you don’t necessarily have to read out of your comfort zone. If you read light and fluffy romance and you get the cold shakes at reading something deep and painful and meaningful, you don’t have to go read The Color Purple or The Hate U Give just to read books by diverse authors. It’s okay. Trust me. You’re still covered.

And if contemporary romance featuring re
Leigh Kramer
In the hands of a lesser author, this would not have been nearly so enjoyable but Therese Beharrie has the ability to make me fall hard for her characters, no matter what situations she puts them in. The premise of this series is the relationship happens over the course of 24 hours and Angie and Ezra go through a lot. Fake relationship at a stranger’s wedding? Getting roped into playing Father Christmas and his wife for a holiday float in a parade? Ad-lib nativity play? They all happen and yet i ...more
Emily (Mrs B's Books)
**My thanks to the author for providing me with a free copy for an honest review**

This story takes mainly takes place over a period of 24 hours and i really wanted to like this one more, but to be honest it seemed such a long 24 hours before anything happened other than them just talking and hashing out their pasts with a stranger.

Both Ezra and Angie have a past that they are going home to face, but after talking to each other they come out with more realisations and home truths than they expect
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: christmas
Reminds me of the movie BEFORE SUNRISE: it all takes place in a day, and it's all talk-talk-talk. I loved this one! ...more
Arlena Dean
Title: A Wedding One Christmas
Author: Therese Beharrie
Publisher: Carina Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
Rating: Four

"A Wedding One Christmas" by Therese Beharrie

My Thoughts.....

This was a good read of how a hero and heroine who had their own demons came together to over come them while helping one another heal. The author really gives the reader quite a interesting story that deals with a good 'dialogue banter, humor, beautiful couple and a wonderful holiday...Christmas.' 'A Wedding One Chri
N.G.Peltier N.G.Peltier
TW: discussion of death of parent

a great read packed with so much emotion and feeeels. Something Therese excels at! truly. Her exploration of her characters' internal conflicts feel so real and well fleshed out. I really liked this premise too!

Ezra and Angie had great banter and the backdrop for them meeting and forming this relationship was so fun! It all starts with Angie continuously being mistaken for a bridesmaid, because she's wearing a dress similar to what the bridesmaid are wearing, wa
Jul 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: freebees
I loved this!
This is a romance set entirely during 24 hours, and although the timeframe for falling in love is short, I found it totally believable. The couple talked, joked, laughed together and I loved them. Maybe it’s strength is because of the fact that during those 24 hours the focus of the book is entirely on the couple, with only minor appearances from other characters or events. While the story takes place around Christmas, the Season is not the focus of the book: the couple is.

If I cou
Gwessie Tee
Oct 12, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fantastic book, our hero and heroine both lovely but both have their demons brought together by fate.

I won't give spoilers but will say this,
I've said on more than one occasion that I'm a firm believer in love being the best medicine, this book is most definitely another beautiful story that shows it, our author most definitely does not disappoint and includes some very giggle worthy moments on the way.

Thank you so much for writing this book x
Dec 11, 2018 rated it liked it
A lovely romance set in a place I haven't read about. It was amazing to see them heal and help each other face their fears. ...more
I liked the setting but I just wasn't feeling this one so I put it down. ...more
Pam Faste aka Peejakers
This was a lovely book. Warm and human, full of humor, sweetness & lots of feels. Also lots of vulnerability & self-reflection, because the main characters are  complicated, deeply introspective people dealing with a considerable amount of emotional baggage from their pasts. All of which resonated immensely. Ymmv, of course, but I really loved this aspect of the book. Seeing into their individual thought processes, their tire-spinning ruminations  & the moments of insight when each begins to que ...more
Lauren loves llamas
I haven’t read Ms. Beharrie before, though I’d seen her books recommended frequently. Well, after reading this book, I’ve definitely put the rest of her backlist on my TBR! This is, in my mind, an example of a perfect holiday romance. It’s cozy, but not without angst, and it delves into some of the important themes surrounding the holidays. It’s also a rom-com over the course of one day, including crashing a wedding, a turn in a Christmas parade as Santa and Mrs. Claus, and an impromptu nativity ...more
Molli B.
I'm having a hard time rating this because it's not the book's fault I don't enjoy the genre or that I thought there would be a bit more meat to the story before I started reading.

Good stuff:
* The writing.
* Almost everything about the two main characters.
* The banter (lots of funny moments!).
* The intermingling of the wedding/Christmas was surprisingly amusing. The nativity improv was hilarious.
* The epilogue. I really liked it. Short and sweet. And even though my eyeballs started to roll thems
Lynn Brooks
Nov 30, 2018 rated it really liked it
3 1/2 STARS!

Finding love when they least expect it! A delightfully sweet connection between two wayward souls leads to more than they ever bargained for. The chemistry between this couple is there from the start as we follow them throughout one day together. It's a fun premise to a story, but it really drug too much for my liking. The background and turmoil of each of their recent lives laid the groundwork for a story full of strife and drama, but the continual going over of the same feelings an
Rebecca Ray
Angie has avoided coming back to Cape Town since the death of her father. As she chose to finally come back home this Christmas, she stops in Caledon for a bit of air along the way. Here she is mistaken for a bridesmaid and finds herself claiming a handsome stranger is her boyfriend for the day to attempt to avoid the wedding. Ezra turns out to be a great distraction and a good companion, so good in fact that she begins to wonder if they might have something going for them that could last far af ...more
Oct 21, 2018 rated it really liked it
A quick, page turning read!

I expected to enjoy this book, but not as much as I currently do. Instalove usually wrecks my nerves, but with this I don't mind. With Ezra and Angie they argued and try rationalize why they shouldn't be together, etc. It wasn't just lovey dovey, it was real and raw, with so many emotions that it becomes overwhelming, with them being back to back.

Ezra, to me, is such a cinnamon roll that I want to protect. I feel like him and I are alike on not wanting to disappoint o
Kate Vale
Angie is tied in knots about independence: what she is certain her mother never engaged in when it came to her marriage. And then Angie's father died. She couldn't imagine having to take his place when it came to supporting her mother or her sisters, so she left and took a job thousands of miles away. That was years ago and now she's come home--well, almost, anyway.

Ezra is sitting alone at a cafe table when Angie escapes the wedding hijinks going on in the small town en route to her family home.
Dec 19, 2019 rated it did not like it
Shelves: chicklit
I’m so frustrated with this book, because it had a really great premise, and the bits that were cute and fun showed how good it could have been if the author had just kept it cute and fun. But no. Instead, we get two main characters with soooo much emotional baggage that they can barely do anything except have internal monologues about how damaged they are (and some dialogue too). The entire book is just them convincing themselves and each other that they can’t be together, even though they real ...more
Dec 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My local romance only bookstore recommended this one to me. It is not a “typical” cheesy Christmas romance. Ok, the wedding situation for the heroine was awkward but there was so much emotional depth to the heroine and hero that I believed the awkwardness. I loved that these two flawed strangers open up to one another as only strangers can and then fall in love because of it. I like that both know the timing isn’t great, but the connection is just too good to let go. This is a perfect read if yo ...more
Rachel- Goodbye Borders
Angie is coming home after being away for 3 years. She decides to detour to this small town that her family vacationed to (and one her parents were from) when she was growing up. She accidentally happens upon a wedding and is thought to be a bridesmaid because her dress is similar to theirs. She meets Ezra at the cafe and he pretends to be her boyfriend.
Ezra has some issues too, he moved across the country for a woman who told her no when he proposed. They were together 7 years. They talk a
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