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Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows

4.54  ·  Rating details ·  26 ratings  ·  21 reviews
Can ten-year-old fraternal twins work some Christmas magic to bring their mom and dad back together?

When her ex-husband, ambitious pediatric surgeon Brock Andrews announces he’s remarrying on Christmas Eve at a winter wonderland resort Mountain Mystic Village in Colorado, quirky cooking show host Kate Andrews can’t imagine Christmas without her twins. Worse, his wedding to
Kindle Edition, 286 pages
Published October 28th 2019 by Tule Publishing

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Marsha Keeper Bookshelf
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JINGLE BELLS & WEDDING VOWS is a Christmas romance that will have you in tears – tears of frustration, anger, fear, happiness, laughter, and satisfaction. I had such a good time with this story, told in both Kate’s adult voice and her daughter, Scarlett’s voice we get the full range of emotions at life-changing events as well as the crazily-conceived plot to foil this unwanted wedding by the twins.

It would be way too easy to end up telling you the entire story,
I received this arc in exchange for an honest review. I loved this cute story. It reminded me a little of the Parent Trap movie plot that I always enjoyed. In Ms. Dunlop’s book we have Kate who is now divorced from her husband and father to their children, Brock. Their two 10 year old twins are Sam and Scarlett. Kate has a cooking show on tv that’s famous for all her funny antics. Brock is a Pediatric surgeon and is engaged to his boss’s daughter Jacinda. The twins and Kate dislike her. She ...more
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows by Barbara Dunlop. This is Kate and Brock Andrews story. But lets not forget their twins Scarlett and Sam who play an important role in this story.

Kate and Brock are divorced and Brock is getting remarried at Christmas time so he needs to the kids to be at the wedding. Sam and Scarlett are not happy about the wedding and do not like Jacinda, theirdad's fiancée so don't underestimatetheir power in changing these plans. This is hard on Kate because she thought she had
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows by Barbara Dunlop is a fun to read Christmas It does have an updated “wicked” to-be-stepmother so it follows the traditional literature pattern somewhat. However the children in question are much more inventive than the ones in fairy tales, not leaving anything to chance if they can help it.
There is also a strong Parent Trap vibe to this story but I for one enjoyed it. This has two precocious ten year-olds who make a plan of action to stop the wedding, then precede
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
If you want a really great read with a Christmas theme this is the book for you its such a lovely story that will truly make the season bright. Kate is a divorced mother of twins, her ex is a pediatric surgeon who chose to practice in San Francisco which was the cause of their breakup. Kate has a tv cooking show that is getting high ratings so her life is as she likes it . That is until she gets the call that Brock her ex is marrying again to the daughter of the head of his hospital. All should ...more
Phylis Carpenter
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
An awesome book but it should come with a caution label: Do not start late in the day. I started this book later in the afternoon and was up until 3:30am because I just could not put it down. Now there is nothing wrong with that unless you have to be at work in the morning and get up at 7:30.

Kate finds out her ex-husband is getting married again. He is marrying Jacinda and the kids don't care for her. Kate tells the children that their Dad would not get married without them so they have to go to
Laura D
Oct 30, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a modern day "Parent Trap" story. Kate finds out that her ex-husband is getting remarried on Christmas Eve. Their 10 yer old twins are not happy about having to fly out to Colorado and miss Christmas with their mom for their dad's wedding. The bride to be does not seem to child friendly to the twins. Kate plans to busy herself with her cooking show while the kids are gone. Once the twins get to the mountain resort they decide to try and stop the wedding. When things go off the rails ...more
Debbie Caswell
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Ten-year-old Scarlett and Sam don't want their father to remarry He used to be a fun loving if very busy paediatric surgeon but ever since he started dating chairman of the boards daughter he has turned into someone they don't really like and now he is intending to marry her on Christmas Eve but these kids have a plan. Kate Andrews still loves her ex husband but he wanted to move to San Francisco for his career and it was the final straw in their marriage and now he is intending on remarrying ...more
Sherri Babb
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This book is such a sweet and cute Christmas romance. It is a little different type of romance book then I am use to reading but it was a really good read. I was laughing and smiling from the beginning to the book to the end. The storyline is a little different. It is about twins trying to stop their fathers wedding because they do not like the woman he is marrying. They do not want her as a step mom. They want their parents back together. The story was told from the mom’s and the twin daughter’ ...more
Sharon Moritz-rosenthal
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a really funny and sweet holiday romance between two exes at a ski resort in a bit of a parent trap scenario. It was funny and I loved every second of the story. It is very different than I have ever read before in that it has two sides, Kate the wife of the ex who is getting married and her daughter, Scarlett, age 10 who is very anti her dads new marriage.

The ex is Brock and he is marrying Jacinda but she is the evil step mother every kids has nightmares about. So the kids come up with
Sandi Ramirez
Nov 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2019-challenge
Oh My another wonderful Holiday read that had me reading as if I were watching a movie. This was like a fairy tale meets parent trap inside a book. Author Barbara Dunlop knows how to pen a book that keeps you glued to the pages from the beginning until the very end. When I started the book I thought I was going to be getting a wedding book based in the holidays type thing. Oh my no, not at all. This book is all about Kate and her children and of course her ex husband and his wicked fiance'. It ...more
Oct 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a delightful Christmas story. Chapters are narrated by Katie and Scarlett. 10 year old Scarlett and her and her twin brother Sam are going to miss Christmas with their mother to attend their dad's Christmas Eve wedding. Katie, their mother is scheduled for a live TV cooking show on Christmas Eve and will miss the twins. Sam and Scarlett decide if they run away the wedding won't take place, they see an evil step-mother in their future. This is a fun book that isn't exactly plausible but ...more
Nov 06, 2019 rated it really liked it
Barbara Dunlop's Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows definitely brought Parent Trap to mind. I loved the original Parent trap and couldn't wait to read this modern retelling. Ten year old twins, Scarlett and Sam, are irresistible and doing all they can to get their parents, Kate and Brock, back together. I loved the holiday season setting and that we get more than one point of view in Dunlop's Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows.
Bonnie Gonzales
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Oh how I enjoyed this book, so different than any I have read lately,with chapters going back and forth with the mother and then the daughter, the daughters is her telling what she and her twin brother are up to and their feelings about getting a new step mom they don’t like at all, and their antics and plans to stop this from happening.
Yes it has some heartache, regrets and lots of worries but I am recommending it to other romance readers.

Paula Pugh
Oct 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the cutest, most endearing story ever of twins doing all they can to thwart their father’s wedding. Their main aim is to uncover the soon-to-be wicked step-mother. They dream up the cutest scenarios to do this and craziness and humor abounds.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Nov 13, 2019 rated it liked it
JINGLE BELLS AND WEDDING VOWS by Barbara Dunlop. This was an enjoyable read that had a heartwarming tale and embodied the spirit of Christmas. I liked the story but I would have liked to have seen a bit more depth to them - a bit more of their background as I was wondering a lot about their history. Overall, it's a quick holiday read that was pleasant.
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Cute and fun

What I liked:
The writing style
The characters
Dual POVs... mom's and daughter's

I look forward to reading more from this author.
I voluntarily read and reviewed an ARC from Tule Publishing.
Oct 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily read a advanced reader's copy of this book for a honest opinion.

An story of family, family issues, possible second chances, the past and the future. Barbara Dunlop knows how to write a great holiday book that pulls you in. Jingle Bells and Wedding Vows has done that.
Louise Bird
Oct 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Thank you , Barbara Dunlop for a sweet, funny, Christmas read! I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of this book from Tule Publishing.
Debra  M.
Oct 27, 2019 rated it liked it
I really wanted to like this book, just couldn't get into the storyline reminded me too much of the parent trap movies only with a Christmas theme.
Oct 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
I wanted to love this book but didn't. I kept picturing and comparing it to the 2 different Parent Trap moves that are out. Don't get me wrong. It's sweet at times, funny especially the kids shenanigans and has a Christmas theme to it. It's one that does hold your attention. You have ten year old twins-brother and sister working their magic to stop their dad's Christmas wedding to a self absorbed stepmother to be and needing a miracle to get their parents back together. Overall for me it was ...more
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Barbara Dunlop penned--well pencilled, actually--her first major work of fiction at the age of eight. It was entitled How The Giraffe Got His Long Neck and was released to rave reviews. Unfortunately, the print run of one copy hindered distribution. But the experience whet her appetite for celebrity and acclaim.

Three years later she became a reporter for the venerated publication, The Berry Street