A Wedding One Christmas
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.
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 ...more
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 ...more
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...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
And if contemporary romance featuring re ...more
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 ...more
Author: Therese Beharrie
Publisher: Carina Press
Reviewed By: Arlena Dean
"A Wedding One Christmas" by Therese Beharrie
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
* 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 ...more
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 ...more
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 ...more
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. ...more
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 ...more