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4.10  ·  Rating details ·  5,506 ratings  ·  950 reviews
A Wedding in December

In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After
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Published October 31st 2019 by HQN Books
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Nov 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: christmas, romance
Aside from reading a few reviews, I went into this one blind and ended up falling in love with it--nearly reading it in one sitting. This book pretty much consumed my Sunday.

The book opens with Maggie, mother of two daughters (Katie and Rosie) who are now both in their twenties and living on their own. Maggie sort of has some empty nest syndrome because she's spent most of her life making a home for her family, including her husband Nick, but so much has changed. It's Christmas, Maggie's favori
Sep 29, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Cozy! Charming! Cheery!

Light the fireplace, grab your favorite plushy throw, and snuggle in for the perfect Christmas read to get you excited about this magical season of the year!!

Meet three women with three different and distinct romantic relationships ... one thriving, one ending, and one non-existent. But, as they find out, things can change in the blink of an eye! How these women deal with their feelings that come with those changes was delightfully engaging.

As expected when opening the pag
This is Sarah Morgan's festive feel good romance featuring the White family with the upcoming unexpected wedding of Rosie, studying in Harvard, specialising in Celtic folklore and mythology. Mum, Maggie lives in her much loved home in Oxford, works in publishing, but has been living alone for the last six months, with Nick, an Egyptology professor, having moved out, in preparation for their divorce. Maggie has kept this secret from her daughters, Katie, a busy stressed out A & E doctor, and Rosi ...more
Sep 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the story of the White family - Mum Maggie, Dad Nick and elder daughter Kate who is ten years older than Rosie. Rosie meets Dan in New York and after a whirl wind romance he proposes on a visit to his mum in Aspen, Colorado to the total shock of her family. They all head to Aspen for Christmas! Maggie and Nick are hiding a secret from their girls and Kate, an A and E doctor (ER) is determined to stop the wedding!

Initially, I didn’t think I would get into this book as for the first few c
Maggie and Nick White raised their two daughters, Katie and Rosie, at Honeysuckle Cottage, in Oxford, England. Katie is an ER trauma physician and Rosie recently left for Harvard in a fully-funded doctoral program. Unknown to their daughters, Maggie and Nick are near divorce having been separated for the last six months. When Rosie calls Maggie in the middle of the night to tell them she’s not only engaged but getting married at Christmas in less than four Aspen, Colorado, their lives ...more
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 5-stars
When I picked this up I wasn’t expecting for it to become one of my top reads of 2019, largely because no matter how much I love Sarah Morgan’s writing her women’s fiction and I haven’t got along particularly well, but also because 5-star reads are like hen’s teeth for me the moment. My dry spell is officially over.

description We’re getting married on Christmas Eve.”

Rosie is marrying Dan, her older sister, Katie is determined to halt proceedings whilst rubbing the best man, Jordan up the wrong way and
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A Wedding in December is a book that was long overdue. I was supposed to read it for Christmas, but yet, here we are in February. Nevertheless, it was an amazing experience and I am so glad I finally read it. 

Sarah Morgan has an extremely good talent in human relations and relationships. She puts these relationships on paper so easily… Do you know that feeling where you can sense people’s mood by just walking into a room? She managed to
Dec 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christmas
In this Christmas destination wedding book, Maggie’s family is gathering for the wedding of her youngest daughter, Rosie. But no one is thrilled that Rosie is getting married to a man she’s barely known for months. Her sister Katie is a trauma surgeon, extremely overworked and hiding secrets of her own. But none of them compare to Maggie’s—that she and her husband Nick are planning to divorce. They decide not to tell the girls and spoil Christmas and the wedding—but as they pretend to be still i ...more
Dec 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
4.5 Stars

A Wedding in December
centers around the three White women: Maggie the mom, and her two adult girls, Katie and Gracie, each having their own life crisis. Twenty-two-year-old Gracie calls home to announce she’s getting married on Christmas Eve, in Aspen, Colorado, disrupting their family tradition of Christmas in at home in the family home of Honeysuckle Cottage, Oxford, England, and the wedding is to take place in just a few weeks.

Maggie has been separated from Nick after thirty-two ye
I love this book and everything about it! It was wonderful! Perfect, cute, and cozy read for the Christmas season. The characters was wonderfully written with good detail and so much personality! This novel is told in three points of view. First is Maggie, a mom who is in the process of divorcing her longtime husband, Nick. Next we hear about Katie, whom is Maggie's oldest daughter. Katie is a very successful doctor, but doesn't really have the best outlook when it comes to love. Which is intere ...more
Madison Warner Fairbanks
A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan

Alternating POV from Maggie, Rosie, and Katie. The mother and two daughters.
Three very different women yet related. Three very different phases of life and love.
Each must deal with the own love issues as they come together for Rosie’s wedding.

Contemporary romance. Lots of emotional variables, life issues and love. Lots of happy tears.
I loved the writing flow, even as the chapters changed perspective between the three women.
Smart and fulfilling.

Excerpt of
Dec 29, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance, christmas
I received this book for free from the publisher (Harlequin) as part of their bookstagram publicity campaign.

I give this book 3.5 stars which rounds up to 4.

I’ve read one other Sarah Morgan book and loved it so I was really looking forward to reading this one. However, I didn’t love this book as much as I thought I would.

My main issue was the amount of inner dialogue. In the beginning of the book, so much time was spent just on the inner feelings of the 3 main characters. That could have been
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Quaint, alluring, and evocative!

A Wedding in December is a delightfully amusing, heartfelt tale that sweeps you away to the beautiful winter wonderland of Aspen, Colorado and immerses you into the lives of the White family, especially three strong women, as they gather to celebrate, interrogate, support, heal, grow, communicate, repair relationships, take chances, and start anew.

The prose is vivid and expressive. The characters are genuine, reliable, and compassionate. And the plot, including al
Mlpmom (Book Reviewer)
Jun 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
Relatable, charming, heart warming and a read that will leave you with all the warm and fuzzies. A novel perfect not only for romance lovers out there but those looking for a story that is full of Christmas spirit. With a beautiful Colorado setting that almost makes me wish it was Christmas time here as well, this truly was an uplifting story that not only felt real but ended with a happy note that will leave you with a smile on your face and sad that the story is over.

A Wedding in December was
I liked this more than I thought I would. I don’t read woman’s fiction/family epics very often, so this probably seemed more fresh to me than to readers who regularly read this sub-genre. SM’s romance writer tendencies are still strong, though. There are two HEAs and one HFN for the three relationships she explores. Plus one sex scene for each.

I liked the premise which is why I picked it up and the opening scene kept me reading.

The mom is separated from her husband of 30+ years. (They drifted a
2.5 stars.

After the dumpster fire that has been 2020, this Christmas I wanted to immerse myself in something light and fluffy. Mistake number 1. I don't read light and fluffy and I don't like most contemporary. I don't think I was ever going to gel with a book like this.

A Wedding in December is the story of three women - Maggie and her two adult children Katie and Rosie. After Rosie springs a surprise Christmas wedding on the family, everyone travels to Aspen for the festivities. But each woma
I absolutely adored A Wedding in December. This is exactly the fun, sweet, warm, witty story that I like to read any time of year but especially in the dead of winter. Don’t you just feel all warm and toasty reading a good love story? Okay, yeah, I maybe stretching it a little but you know what I mean!

Rosie, an ex-pat from the UK, is marrying a yank from Aspen Colorado. Her family has flown in to celebrate the big day but not everyone is in the mood for festivities. Rosie’s parents are on the br
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: womens-fiction
Maggie has been a mom and wife almost her entire adult life. Ever since her youngest daughter, Rosie, left the house 4-years earlier, she has felt an emptiness left behind by her two girls. And now her marriage of over thirty years to her husband, Nick, appears to be over. Since the summer, Nick and Maggie have been living separately, but they haven’t yet broken the news to Rosie and Katie.

Unexpectedly, Maggie gets a call in the middle of the night from Rosie all the way in the United States. S
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Sarah Morgan is at her ‘festive best’ in her new book, which is a touching family drama. A Wedding in December has all the feels, along with plenty of holiday cheer. Set in the snowy locale of Aspen, A Wedding in December encompasses plenty of love, laughter and heartwarming moments. It is a great Christmas holiday read.

A Wedding in December introduces the White Family. With mother Maggie at the helm, with her husband Nick, along with their two daughters, Ka
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Yes, it’s only September and I’m already reading Christmas books and I’m totally ok with that! I do want to point out that while this is set right before and during Christmas, it’s not overly holiday heavy if that makes sense. You can easily read it right now like I did or wait until closer to the holiday season, honestly it would be perfect at any time of year!

Sarah Morgan is one of my go to authors, but I have to say that she has a magic touch when it comes to writing seasonal books. This had
This is the first Sarah Morgan book that's taken me half the way to get into it. My biggest problem was the chapters were so long, you were with the same character for too long in one go. You had no chance for a breather in the long chapters. Shorter chapters would have been preferable for me.

As for the story I felt it took too long to get going. When half way through it was like a different book the characters were finally feeling more like they were real. Maggie, Rosie and Katie are all stron
Beth McCraw
Dec 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I loved this so much!!
Sep 18, 2019 rated it really liked it
A wedding in December isn’t my usual type of read but it was enjoyable enough. This book is about the white family. It’s told from multiple points of view.

Rosie announces she’s getting married and the family are going to Colorado. The white family haven’t met the groom yet and the bride has only known her future for a short time.

Just because it’s December doesn’t mean everyone is feeling jolly. Rosie’s parents are keeping a secret and trying to figure out their own future.

Katie, Rosie’s sister h
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Maggie is the mother of two charming, smart daughters whom she misses terribly. She spends all year looking forward to spending Christmas at the family's cottage in the UK, especially this year when life has kept them apart and has Maggie and her husband keeping a secret. Her youngest, Rosie, is known to be impulsive, but to request the entire to family to come to Colorado for her wedding with two weeks notice is more than Maggie can handle. Terrif
Shelley Lawrence
2.5 stars
I recognize that I’m completely in the minority here, but for whatever reason, I just did not connect with this story at all. I understand why others liked it, but it just wasn’t for me.

I didn’t like the sister in the story at all and that really affected my enjoyment of the story. Honestly, just about everything about her behavior and decisions bothered me. I also wasn’t a fan of the mother regarding her relationship with her spouse. He seemed to be trying so hard to mend their relatio
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love reading about wedding in December in the deep snowy settings. And for me A Wedding In December by Sarah Morgan is my top favourite . I absolutely loved every word, every sentence, every chapter and every beautiful character. I'm so glad that I found A Wedding In December to read and review. This is a beautiful story with lots of pages full of drama that you won't see coming. What I like particular about this story is that it feels just like a modern day romance.

Mother of two daughters Ma
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Maggie and Nick White are traveling to the United States from England for their youngest daughter Rosie's wedding. The wedding is last minute and it is at Christmastime. Thing is, Maggie and Nick are hiding that fact that they will soon be divorced. They agree to pretend to still be madly in love in order for Rosie's day to go off without a hitch.

Full stop ... the trip in (with the result of Maggie's fear of flying) was hilarious ...

However, when they meet the groom's family, particularly his mo
Asheley T.
Another holiday book by Sarah Morgan, and I loved it!! She's one of my go-to's for holiday stories with great relationships between the characters and perfect settings.

This story features a mother and her two grown daughters, all with romance in their plot lines. Rosie's wedding is probably the spine of the story-the reason the entire family traveled from Oxford to the US in the first place-but her older sister Katie ends up being pursued by someone and I loved the way this relationship unfolde
Such an enjoyable read!! This one wasn't a super Christmasy read, although it all took place through Christmas! I laughed a few times while reading this, and I loved the whole story. I loved the treehouse in Aspen part so much too! Lol I have now added that to my bucket list! I'd definitely recommend this one to read throughout the holidays, or in the winter, cozying up with a coffee or hot chocolate! Perfect, enjoyable book!

Thank you to the publisher for my copy to review! All opinions are my
With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for this ARC in exchange for an open and honest review.

Maggie White was learning to live alone at Honeysuckle Cottage, after splitting up with her husband Nick six months earlier. They had two daughters Katie, a doctor in A&E and Rosie who was abroad studying at Harvard.

One night she received a 3 am call from Rosie telling her she was marrying her boyfriend Dan after a whirl wind romance. Shocked Maggie found out that the wedding would be in four weeks
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USA Today and Sunday Times bestselling author Sarah Morgan writes romance and contemporary women's fiction and her trademark humour and warmth have gained her fans across the globe. Sarah lives near London, England, and when she isn't reading or writing she loves being outdoors.

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