Vivian Forest has been out of the country a grand total of one time, so when she gets the chance to tag along on her daughter Maddie's work trip to England to style a royal family member, she can't refuse. She's excited to spend the holidays taking in the ma ...more
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Royal Holiday is a light romance that spans two continents. Based on mature characters, it is a refreshing change.
I received this ARC copy of Royal Holiday from Berkley Publishing Gro ...more
This book was charming and wonderful!
Royal Holiday is a contemporary romance in the Wedding Date series (it is book 4). It features Vivian, Maddie's mom. Maddie is the only crossover character in this book.
The story takes place in England over the Christmas holidays and has a royal connection. This book will be a wonderful holiday read.
The narrators are Vivian and Malcolm (3rd person POVs). Maddie gets a job in the UK working for the royal family. And she asks her mom to tag along. T ...more
I enjoyed this fun read. It was cute and interesting, a little low o ...more
This book is from the emerging Romance subgenre called Seasoned Romance. The main characters of Royal Holiday are in their early to mid-fifties. It was delightful to watch their attraction grow through the handwritten notes and later the postcards they sent to each other. Seasoned Romances show that there ...more
I'd cast Vivian, Maddie's mom from The Wedding Party, with Phylicia Rashad or Octavia Spencer.
Malcolm is totally Idris Elba :D
If you love her books, or are new to them - this is idea read (it's a little less racy, without sacrificing any of the giddy, connective storytelling).
Galley borrowed from the publisher.
Since I read this one immediately after daughter Maddie's book (The Wedding Party), I can state with assurance that Guillory's wr ...more
If you hadn't heard, this book was inspired by this tweet . And honestly, this is a very good set up for a romance. Jasmine did change the particulars - instead of the Duchess's mom, we get Maddie's mom, joining a Christmas trip to style the duchess. She meets the queen's private secretary, and proceeds to have a very happy holiday indeed. This book shares characters with the Wedding Party (We see Maddie and hear about Theo) and Jasmi ...more
I always enjoy se ...more
The actual royals aren't even one dimensional. They barely exist in the novel. Be real, the reason we read books about royalty is because we want a peek into the life of the royals.
The secondary characters are one dimensional. There were opportunities to flesh them out and give them backstories, but that was eschewed in favor of...I'll be gene ...more
I really enjoyed The Wedding Date and The Proposal, but one thing I did notice at the time was that Guillory's characters didn't seem particularly differentiated - their inner voices all sounded the same to me. As she's written two more books, this problem has only increased. I can't tell her narrators apart. Vivian sounds like Malcolm, even though they're supposed to be very different people in their gender, nationality, profession, etc and they sound indistinguishable f ...more
I am such a fan of Jasmine Guillory. I would read basically anything Jasmine Guillory writes.
Im happy to see a romance novel about couple older than 20/30 something. the setting of the British countryside and proximity to the newest member of the royal family is a nice nod to current events. The actual existence of a black duchess is a romance novel come to life. The inclusion in the storyline only makes it more grou ...more
I received a free ebook ARC from Berkley Publishing Group via NetGalley. This is my honest review
Thanks to Edelweiss and the publisher for the digital ARC.