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White Christmas Wedding: A Novel

3.94  ·  Rating details ·  72 ratings  ·  49 reviews
This heartwarming, feel-good holiday romance brings together a loveable cast of characters who find hope where they thought it had been lost and romance where no one ever expected it.

Returning home to her family’s farm in the Midwest for her Christmas wedding was never Beth Dean’s plan. But it’s the only way her beloved grandmother will be able to attend. And even her New
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Paperback, 256 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Howard Books
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Amy
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: physical-arcs
3.5/5

If a holiday book publishes today that means it’s not too early to be reading them, right?! What’s great about this one is that while it’s set right before Christmas Day it’s not actually super holiday heavy so you can easily read this a bit early and still enjoy it like I did. While the weather and the small town setting gave me cozy holiday vibes, the story itself focuses more on the wedding itself and the relationships between the various characters making it a great read for any time of
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Anna
Nov 22, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: christmas, romance
Beth Dean is returning to her small town in Michigan for her wedding the weekend before Christmas. Her childhood friend and neighbor, Jen, has dreamed of using their family's barn for weddings and other special events. Taking charge of Beth's wedding is just what Jen needs to jumpstart her event planning business, especially with all of Beth's friends and future in-laws coming from NYC. Jen is apprehensive about seeing Beth's brother, Jared, whom she dated for several years before he moved to ...more
Tracey
Sep 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
A book about two of my favorite things, Christmas and a wedding? What could go wrong?

Apparently every thing a reader can possibly imagine, a broken down vehicle in snowstorm, candle decorations and flowers destroyed, and peanut butter on bridesmaid's dress. And that's just the beginning, there's a lot more, one disaster after another got to be too much. But worst of all is the mother of the groom asking the bride to sign a prenuptial agreement the day before the wedding! Her bitter and cruel
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Faye
Dec 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
Jen Fitzgerald is determined to make her friend Beth's wedding a success and show everyone that she can make it as a wedding planner. But when everything that can go wrong does, and a blizzard threatens to ruin it all, this group of family and friends must make the best of things in this White Christmas Wedding.



This heartwarming and humorous Christmas romance follows four women Beth, Jen, Sylvia, and Destiny as they come together for Beth's wedding. Beth is facing opposition from future
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Gloria
White Christmas Wedding is a story of a young woman living in New York City coming home to Michigan for a wedding right before Christmas. What could be a lovely winter wedding including snow in a fun setting for a barn wedding on a farm. Next door neighbors and best friends forever, Jen Fitzgerald plans her friend, Beth Dean's wedding. This is Jen's jump into a career as a wedding planner. She always thought a wedding in her family's barn would be so great and now she has a chance. The rehearsal ...more
Victoria B.
3.25 stars
I love romances, but this story (or should I say stories, as there are multiple arcs) was a little complicated to keep up with if you aren't reading all in one sitting. The main character seems to be Jen? with a plotline that involves Beth & Tom's wedding, interjected with mini subplots involving Winston & Sylvia; Jen, Jared, & Ed; Gloria & Ken; Destiny & Carl; Nadine & Uncle Charlie. Chapters randomly zigzag among the various storylines - with each new chapter,
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Nancy Carty Lepri
Oct 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I have written this review for the New York Journal of Books site where it was posted on the evening before the release date.

White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Williams
Howard Books
October 1, 2019
10-1982128771
Holiday Romance
256 Pages


Beth Dean lives in New York but is returning to her mother's Michigan home for her upcoming Christmas wedding knowing that being wed there is the only way her grandmother will be in attendance. She phones her best childhood friend and family neighbor, Jen Fitzgerald
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Nancy Lepri
Oct 15, 2019 rated it really liked it
White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Williams
Howard Books
October 1, 2019
10-1982128771
Holiday Romance
256 Pages


Beth Dean lives in New York but is returning to her mother's Michigan home for her upcoming Christmas wedding knowing that being wed there is the only way her grandmother will be in attendance. She phones her best childhood friend and family neighbor, Jen Fitzgerald to tell her the news. Jen always wanted to be a wedding planner so when Beth asks her to plan her nuptials, she knows there's
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Laina
Aug 05, 2019 rated it liked it
**I received a free copy of this book for an honest review.**

I spent most of the book hoping that Tom's mother would get her head out of her butt and stop being a jerk to Beth. However, I also spent most of the book wishing that Beth would get some guts and put her mother - in - law to be, in her place. She wouldn't have to be rude, but she would need to be firm.

Mitzi, Jared, and Jen are my favorite characters in the book. Nearly every scene with Mitzi made me laugh. Especially when she acted
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Emma
Oct 05, 2019 rated it liked it
White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Winters
This heartwarming, feel-good holiday romance brings together a loveable cast of characters who find hope where they thought it had been lost and romance where no one ever expected it.
Returning home to her family’s farm in the Midwest for her Christmas wedding was never Beth Dean’s plan. But it’s the only way her beloved grandmother will be able to attend. And even her New York City friends will find the family’s old barn elegant. But when her fiancé’s
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Luanne Ollivier
Nov 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No, it's not too early to start your Christmas listening (and reading!) I'm starting off the season with White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Winters.

Beth has found the love of her life and decides to get married at her rural family home so that her grandmother can attend. Her best friend Jen is the wedding planner. She decides to turn the two family's barns into winter wonderlands. But winter also brings.....snow, lots of snow. And all their carefully made plans are falling apart.....

And it's not
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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
Reviewed at Keeper Bookshelf

WHITE CHRISTMAS WEDDING is an enjoyable story, although a bit crowded, to be frank. Most of what you’d need to know before picking up this story can be found in the Cover Description. One couple to be married back in the bride’s small hometown because her beloved grandmother isn’t able to travel is the heart or purpose of all the other couples being in one spot at this time. And there are disasters, mistrust, new romances, old rekindled romances, flower eating horses
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Stacy
Sep 08, 2019 rated it liked it
Shelves: firstreads
I won this book as a FirstRead.

Beth Dean and her fiancé, Tom, live in New York, where they met. However, they are getting married in Beth's small Michigan hometown so that her grandma can be there. When Beth's soon-to-be mother-in-law springs a pre-nup on her, Beth worries it will ruin the wedding. Beth's childhood friend, Jen, has always dreamed of being a wedding planner and using her family's barn as the location, and Beth's wedding gives her a chance to live out her dreams. The only part she
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Becky
Nov 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Celeste Winters has written a fun Christmas novel that has built-in sequels which should be equally as fun. I can't wait until they begin to come out.

Beth Dean has come home to get married so that her family can attend. Her friend, Jen Fitzgerald, is trying her hand as a wedding planner, and using her family's barn as the location. Everything that could go wrong did go wrong. As the barn is set up the night before the wedding, the horses got out of their stalls and ate all the floral
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Heather Clark
Sep 15, 2019 rated it really liked it

White Christmas Wedding by Celeste Winte.

Returning home to her family’s farm in the Midwest for her Christmas wedding was never Beth Dean’s plan. But it’s the only way her beloved grandmother will be able to attend. And even her New York City friends will find the family’s old barn elegant. But when her fiancé’s family want her to sign a pre-nup, her hopes for her future marriage may be crumbling even as the guests arrive.
As the story played out I really truly thought I was watching a movie
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Laura
Sep 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I'm a sucker for a really good Christmas romance. Throw in a wedding and some rekindled romances and I'm completely hooked. I will say that there is a lot going on in White Christmas Wedding and a bunch of different characters but Celeste Winters (isn't that just The perfect name for the writer of a Christmas romance?) makes it work. She seamlessly integrates the numerous goings on into one great read. Then characters are full of personality and a realness that is very appealing. The writing has ...more
Carrie
Jul 29, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Joyce
Dec 03, 2019 rated it liked it
Jen Fitzgerald is the wedding planner for her best friend Beth's Christmas wedding to a wealthy New Yorker. She is living the dream of transforming her family's barn into an event space. However, numerous complications ensue, not the least of which is being faced with her old boyfriend, the bride's brother Jared, who left her heartbroken three years ago.
This was an easy pleasant-enough read. Various couples participating in the wedding are dealing with issues which are all conveniently resolved
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Pam Fleming
Nov 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I received an ARC copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. The opinions are my own. A fun little Christmas wedding read. Lots of character matchups with their own conflicts. Beth and Tom struggle to make it to the altar as Tom’s mother approaches Beth with a pre nuptial agreement. Wedding planner Jen is working hard to make her first even a success while dealing with old flame Jared 5e bride’s brother. New Yorker Sylvia struggles with life outside New York in the rural Michigan ...more
Debbie Caswell
Sep 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a book that tells the story of everything that can go wrong at a wedding does

Beth Dean is trying to organise her wedding she really didn't want it in the Mid West in the middle of winter but fro her grandmother to attend that is what will happen Throw in car accident flower eating horses and just about any other disaster add MIL from hell and snobby guests and you have got the making a right royal screw up Will everything work out on the day You will have to read to see As we hade a bit
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Ann
Sep 19, 2019 rated it liked it
Beth is returning to her Midwest roots so her grandmother can attend her wedding to the love of her live. When Tom's family wants her to sign a pre-nup the prospects of a wedding diminish. This book has many sub-stories and several romances. Michigan weather plays a big part of the story and adds some excitement to the story. I think Tom's mother was a little overboard but I'm sure there are lots of mother-in-laws just like her. Lots of laughs and smiles within the book. I received a copy of ...more
Margie
Sep 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is filled with lots of energy and fun. Beth and Tom live in New York but Beth wants to have her wedding back in Michigan where she grew up. Plus they decide to have a Christmastime wedding. There's usually lots of snow in Beth's hometown in late December and that causes some very interesting complications for the wedding. I really enjoyed reading Beth and Tom's story and getting to know their family and friends too. The wedding was beautiful! I am sure readers will enjoy finding out ...more
Terri
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
This story is about Beth and Tom’s wedding at Christmas. The wedding is being held in Michigan at a farm. Tom comes from a wealthy family. Beth decides to have the wedding in her hometown because of her mom and grandmother. Her friend Jen plans the wedding and it looks like it’s going to be perfect but then everything starts to go wrong. I loved the characters and hope this becomes a series because there were a few cliffhangers.
Thank you NetGalley and Howard Books for an advanced copy. This is
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Vonda
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: net-galley
This is definitely my first feel good read of the Christmas season. The author's wry sense of humor shines through and makes the characters even more relatable. You get enveloped into the families in the delightful, fun romp of a book. The only thing that keeps it from getting 5*s is for the length of the book there are too many characters to fully develop them. If this were turned into a Christmas series it would be given that opportunity.
Amy
Oct 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I had never read anything by Celeste Winters, but I will in the future. White Christmas Wedding combines the story of not only the bride and groom, but also his parents' marriage story and the reuniting of high school love with the wedding planner. There were many characters in this book as friends and family travel from NYC to a Michigan farm for a wedding in an unexpected snow storm. The author did a great job of clear storylines with all the characters. I would add this to your Christmas ...more
Dominique
Sep 12, 2019 rated it liked it
This book was cute & funny & sweet. A winter wedding in rural Michigan is always a gamble, & this one was no exception. The characters are likeable & relatable, & the situations were realistic. I suspect this book was longer & an editor came back & asked that it be cut down as some parts felt like there had been more to them at one point. I hope this is a series as this title left at least three unresolved story lines for which I'm dying for more!
Vonda
Sep 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is definitely my first feel good read of the Christmas season. The author's wry sense of humor shines through and makes the characters even more relatable. You get enveloped into the families in the delightful, fun romp of a book. The only thing that keeps it from getting 5*s is for the length of the book there are too many characters to fully develop them. If this were turned into a Christmas series it would be given that opportunity.
Theresa Smith
Nov 29, 2019 rated it liked it
Thanks to Goodreads for the giveaway book! The cover is beautiful and the story sounded promising. Unfortunately, the book didn't reach its full potential. This ARC had several errors in it that were distracting but the characters needed to be developed further. No one character was really endearing. I enjoyed the book but was disappointed in the overall quality.
Shelley
Aug 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This was an easy to read story that just left you feeling good. The friendships between the women in the story was nice to see. The romances, both established and blossoming, were realistic and I liked that the story portrayed that while it wasn't all smooth sailing in love, love is worth working for. I was left with a smile and a contented heart after reading.
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