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The Christmas Wedding by James Patterson
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Dec 13, 2011

did not like it
Read in December, 2011

If there was an option of 0 stars for this book, that is what I would have given it. The main character Gaby is a self centered bitch who thinks the world revolves around her. There is nothing about Christmas in this book other than the fact that the wedding takes place on Christmas. Gaby is so self centered that she has 150 people join her for a Christmas eve dinner and even more for a Christmas day wedding so everyone can honor her and pay homage to her. None of these people wanted to share Christmas with their own families? There is not even any mention of any special presents or treats being given to the grandchildren of Gaby for Christmas. She is such an egotistical bitch that she doesn't even want her own grandchildren to call her grandma but wants them to call her by her first name. Really? And she is portrayed as being such a giving, kindhearted woman who provides oatmeal to homeless people in her barn and yet she herself is indulging in gourmet meals and wines. She is upset when she finds her 13 year old grandson with some weed and yet she has him warm brandy up for her ... what is wrong with this picture. What a stupid book and a waste of time. Don't waste your money buying this pitiful excuse for a book. What three men would come to a wedding and stand there waiting to see which one she would pick for her husband. The whole premise is stupid!!!!
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Freda Landers Agreed. No element of Christmas whatsoever! Very boring from James Patterson! He should stick to murder mystery


Kay Claxton I totally agree, what mind came up with this story? Unbelievable!


Lesley My rating is recorded as 2 stars but it should be 1.5 and that's generous. I thought maybe there was something wrong with me because I found Gaby to be self-centred and manipulative. At one point I even felt a bit sorry for Hank - fancy marrying into a family like that! So glad others share my view of the book


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Megan Schafer totally agreed. I listened to the audio version, and even disliked the actress portraying her.


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