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 the dazzling daughter of the chairman of the hospital board has Kate wondering what might have been.
Ten-year-old Scarlett and Sam don’t want a stepmother. They definitely don’t want a mean one who monopolizes their father and only pretends to want them around. She’s changed their dad from a fun-loving man into a serious, elegant stranger. Certain the marriage will ruin their lives, the twins conceive a daring plan to derail the wedding and bring their mom and dad back together just in time for Christmas.
Title: Jingle Bells & Wedding Vows
Author: Barbara Dunlop
Genre: Contemporary Romance
Published: October 28, 2019
Publisher: Tule Publishing
My Rating: 4.5 stars
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, but I will not spoil this gem for you. Go now and pick up a Christmas romance that has memories of the original Parent Trap coming to mind and see how Scarlett and Sam stop the dreaded step-mother-to-be from ruining their and their parents’ lives forever. Everything you really need to know upfront is in the Cover Description. What you won’t find there are the emotions, the laughter, and the love that never quite ended for Kate and Brock, they simply needed a reminder of what truly matters to them which is each other and their kids.
I had fun with JINGLE BELLS & WEDDING VOWS and would not hesitate to recommend this one to any Romance reader no matter your preferred genre.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher, Tule Publishing. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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