characters ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ Judy AstleyEtter than the standard fare and there were certainly than 10 drummers drumming each point home Last time I checked a simple wedding doesn t involve the orangery of a stately home and a lack of nderstanding that people have other things to do on Christmas Day The only person I could even vaguely empathise with was the sister who was not meant to be a great character Sorry but I don t hold much hope for the happy couple Anyone who thinks wearing chestnut velvet and a cream silk shirt is a good idea has to hide than the secret that he didn t even think to mention A Merry Mistletoe Wedding is my first book by Judy Astley Of course I have some of her other books on my ever growing TBR pile it s just the simple matter of a lack of time that hasn t allowed me to check this author as thoroughly as I d like Also somewhere in between the stream of many many books one significant information has slipped away that A Merry Mistletoe Wedding is a continuation of Judy s previous Christmas novel It Must Have Been a Mistletoe and I was a little scared that I might miss on something but no worries guys this story is written in such a way that even without big moments of reminiscences and flashbacks we can easily follow the lives of our main characters Thea and Sean no confusion here and we can guess what happened in the previous book Nevertheless I am really hoping to find some spare time to read It Must Have Been a Mistletoe as I truly liked its followerAs I have already mentioned Judy is a new author to me so I was really curious about the novel From the very beginning I was hooked and immediately fell in love with the writing style it s so warm and easy to follow and I had a feeling that I m not reading it but that someone is telling me the story The author has a real way with the words and her storytelling is truly exceptional I really felt a part of the characters world and had a feeling I ve known them for yearsThe chapters were told alternatively between characters and sometimes they changed very The Scientist uickly making me to wonder who is now telling their tale and where we are in the story but relativelyickly I got Defend used to this kind of narration well I ve already mentioned that the writing style here works miracles I liked the relationship between Thea and Sean it seemed so honest and you could see they really liked to be in each other company But also the other relationships and family dynamics were really greatly captured and they were as different as different the characters were I think I can t not mention Rosie here because the few scenes with her were one of the best in the book her lack of tact was reallynbelievable but also it made the scenes hilariously funny And well it seemed that other characters were sed to Rosie and her one liners as they were also able to laugh so it shows they didn t take themselves so seriously a brownie pointOf course there are a lot of awkward situations in the novel as it is a
slight comedy of errors with a serious issues touched pon ascomedy of errors with a serious issues touched pon as So we have a wedding to organize in a very short time of a few months we have siblings not talking to each other stubborn family members a case of depression creepy ex
asking out ofout of blue for a second chance I mean WHAT It was a little too depression creepy ex asking out of the blue for a second chance I mean WHAT It was a little too fetched right Even if Thea reacted in a very clear headed way was her ex really so naive and some secrets is there going to be a wedding at allI was missing a little the preparations to the wedding I think Thea was the most laid back bride to be in a history and I thought well yes you can be chilled and relaxed about your wedding but some preparations by yourself wouldn t go amiss no Also some of the facts were repeated till I was really fed p for example about Thea s miscarriage as well as some other issues and it bothered me a littleI haven t expected this story to cover so many important issues such as post natal depression family support previous relationships and family dynamics and I was positively surprised with it It was a little predictable and not as complex as I d like it to be and even if this book isn t going to change the world and I also had a feeling I ve read such story thousand times already it was still a cute Singin' in the Rain uplifting Christmas novel Everything was so easy there and even if the characters had problems they were solved with happy end but every once in a while you are a need to read such a lightplifting book it has fulfilled its task in my case in 100%Copy provided by publisher in exchange for a review Thea and Sean want to get married and they want to do it on Christmas Day They want a small and cozy wedding There will be a few guests and it s supposed to become a fun and relaxing day Unfortunately not everything is going according to plan It isn t easy to talk things through when you live miles apart and some nexpected surprises from the past are making things difficult Thea s sister is also causing trouble Will Thea have a happy wedding after all or has she made another mistake in loveA Merry Mistletoe Wedding isn t as funny as It Must Have Been the Mistletoe but it is a wonderful sweet story Because it s mostly about the months before the wedding it can easily be read at any time of year I enjoyed this story a lot especially the ending which is very romantic It was nice to read another story about Thea and her family I loved finding out about all the different characters I think Judy Astley has writt. All they need But before they know it things begin to get complicated Trying to manage a long distance relationship in the build p to their Christmas wedding is one thing but as one challenge after another comes their way the happy couple begin A cute little Christmas story that followed one family over the Christmas period in the lead p to a wedding There were a lot of issues covered in this book like post natal depression moving house affairs ex partners etc and they were all paid just enough attention Although I would have liked a bit of an exploration of the post natal depression it felt like it was too easily resolved and depression rarely isThe story was told by focusing on different characters and their stories throughout however it sometimes jumped very ickly between characters so it took a while for me to get Red Rover Red Rover used to howickly the narrative changed direction Overall a sweet Christmas book that has a satisfying ending and enough of a festive feel to it to make you want to get the mince pies out I did not realize it when I started and it did not matter but this is a continuation of another book Where the main characters met and fell in love and I guess stuff went on with family members too But it works well as a stand alone but of course I am curious how the mistletoe brought them together the first timeSean and Thea met a year ago and in this one he proposes and they settle for a Xmas wedding But First there will be a Fall of drama There are so many things in the way he lives in Cornwall she lives in London She has a job there he has a job here How will they plan the wedding Are the right for each other But they are both good people and obviously in love so it will be a happy wedding just like they want itIt is almost a year since Sean and Thea met and it s been a roller coaster ride they re getting married on Christmas DayBut the book is not only about them Thea s mum and dad are thinking of moving Her sister is having a baby and then gets post natal depressionA book packing a bit drama and serious issues than I would have thought But all good it made it real And it all ends well This is the second book in the series It s not as funny as the first but a bit serious Still a light and easy read I enjoyed even if it didn t much bring Persepolis up the Christmas spirit as it mostly just buildsp to Christmas and only a teeny tiny part of the book actually takes place thenWe get to see most of the characters from book one again and they do grow a little into themself and don t feel just as stereotypical as they did in book one All in all a nice read This is the follow The Stars' Tennis Balls up to It Must Have Been the Mistletoe which was released last Christmas Unusually for me all I had to to do was read a few reviews of the previous book to remember enough of the story to go into this very happy A Merry Mistletoe Wedding definitely works as a standalone but having read the first book I wanted aick reminder first I needn t have worried as I was drawn straight into this story and the writing and the characters are familiar to me again very fast The
writing is warm and cosy and you feel like you are a part of this family There are three mainis warm and cosy and you feel like you are a part of this family There are three main to the book Thea and Sean s Cornish Christmas wedding and the plans for that Anne and Mike s decision to downsize and where they are going to move to they are the grand parent generation but Mike wouldn t be at all happy if I called him old and also there is the serious story of Emily Emily has just given birth to their new baby and after being out one day the pram was mugged without the baby Emily becomes scared of everything overprotective And Also After An Incident also after an incident Christmas is refusing to go to Cornwall for sister Thea s
It s the character of Charlotte intrigues me the most as she isn t part of the family was introduce in the first book and has somehow become a family friend to all the members of the family She is concerned for Emily s welfare helps Thea with some of the wedding preparations offers a friendly ear to everyone and seems to go in and out of their houses without much on an invite I can t help but want a book dedicated to her just to get to know her better I can t really explain it but A Merry Mistsletoe Wedding was like putting on your favourite jumper warm and cosy and great to cuddle Logische Untersuchungen Zweiter Band Untersuchungen zur Phänomenologie und Theorie der Erkenntnis In zwei Bänden Husserliana Edmund HusserlGesammelte Werke up with this Winter to read about a family and their dynamics By the end of the book I was getting very emotional at the whole situation and I was loving every second of this book It is one of those that will be a really enjoyable read and is just some warm hearted and loving fiction Thanks to Random House and Netgalley for this review copy This was my honest opinion This was my first book by this author and will not be my last as I really enjoyed it the story line was excellent with great characters and full of love and Christmas Sean and Thea have been going out for nearly a year he lives in Cornwall and she from London and is a teacher but goes to Cornwall every holiday She s in love with him and as she heads back to her home he asks her to marry him and she agrees All they want is an easy wedding but can this be arranged when they live so far apart also how will her sister cope with the news and will she go to the wedding when she wants Christmas at home Things start getting in the way and people wonder if they will make it down the aisle or not You must read to find out what happens and if the family can makep Enjoyed this at first but soon got fed p of all the superior tone of this book Forest school ageing hippies alternatives to nativity play barbie on the beach everything Thea or most of her family liked was oh so much It is almost a year since Sean and Thea met and it's been a roller coaster ride they're getting married on Christmas EveNeither Thea or Sean want a big fuss a simple wedding with Christmas carols and just a few sprigs of mistletoe for decoration is. Thea and Sean have been together for nine months dividing their time together between Thea s London home and Sean s in Cornwall They ve spent a blissful summer together in Cornwall but now it s time for Thea to return home to London in time for the new school term and her teaching job Conducting a long distance relationship can be tough but Thea loves Sean so when he proposes and suggests a wedding at Christmas in Cornwall marking a year since they met she says yes and the preparations begin But with blasts from the past and family issues Thea s Christmas wedding may not happen at allA Merry Mistletoe Wedding is the follow p from Judy Astley s It Must Have Been The Mistletoe which was my favourite festive read last year so I was looking forward to catching p with Thea Sean and her family It Must Have Been The Mistletoe was full of festive atmosphere so I was expecting a cosy Christmas read this year too but the focus wasn t really on Christmas at all this time round It was mentioned as Thea and Sean prepare for their Christmas Day wedding but the majority of the book takes place between September and November But although the book wasn t particularly festive I did enjoy it immenselyIt was great to catch p with the characters from It Must Have Been The Mistletoe and see where life has brought them several months later Last year I found the character of Charlotte brash and a bit annoying but I m so glad she was brought back again Charlotte is still brash but I loved her this time round and I think if you scrape away the layers of perfume and exuberance you find a really good hearted woman Of all the characters she was my favourite closely followed by Thea s father Mike Mike refuses to grow old gracefully and I like his attitude and his humour and I found myself laughing out loud at some of his scenesThere are Finding My Way Salty Key Inn uite a lot of characters and we see the runp to Christmas and the wedding through several eyes I enjoyed this aspect of the book as we get to catch p with everyone and see how they re coping with life and the Christmaswedding preparations I would have liked to have seen a bit of Thea s sister in law Rosie as I thought she was a great character and we only see the odd flashes of her I m not sure I d like to be on the receiving end of her often tactless observations but she s brilliant on the pageAlthough A Merry Mistletoe Wedding is a follow p to It Must Have Been The Mistletoe it works very well as a standalone although having loved the first instalment I would highly recommend both The book is well written and full of fun and charm and I was completely drawn into the story I do wish the depression element had been dealt with a bit sensitively by some of the characters and I did miss the festive atmosphere created previously but overall I thought A Merry Mistletoe Wedding was a fantastic read A Merry Mistletoe Wedding is a continuation to a novel It Must Have Been a MistletoeAlthough it can easily be read as a standalone I do suggest if you plan toWedding It S The Character Of Charlotte
Read It S Preuel To Do Itit s preuel to do it you grab this one The reason you will be spoiled for the most things that happened in the previous bookBut if you re just in a mood to read something Thud uick and entertaining or you don t mind spoilers then go ahed and read itThe story is written in the third person and it follows three women Thea who s getting married her sister Emily who gave birth recently and is dealing with postnatal depression and Anna who is selling her old house with the aim to buy a new oneFrom all of three stories I have to say that the one that kept me interested the most was Emily sSince I didn t read the first book I didn t know what actually happened to her in Cornwall and because of that I had a difficult time tonderstand her behaviourAs the story progressed I recognized her depression and anxietyAt first I was looking at her as the one who s acting rude but later I saw how people around her misunderstood herThea I love that name had some interesting things going on in her life After all she was getting married I couldn t help but wonder how come her life After all she was getting married I couldn t help but wonder how come her for it wasn t as stressful as it is in real life at least that s the impression I got from those few weddings I was a part of in a preparation process but the ex boyfriend drama and The Mystery of Death Trap Mine Alfred Hitchcock and The Three Investigators unfamiliar girl in her fiance s flat were enough on her plateI have a feeling her story is much interesting in the first bookAnna s story was the least interesting to me but was still enjoyableIf you re looking for a warm Christmas read I have to warn you this is not that kind of a bookThe most christmassy thing about this book is it s title and the coverThe plot follows the time period from summer to Christmas when the wedding is happeningThere are a few scenes with Santa and of course mistletoeI really really liked scenes in Cornwall I am not even sure what was so good about them but I am sure they made me want to visit that placeWhat I didn t like about this book is how Emily solve her problem just like that I don t think it works that way in realityI wish that aspect of the story was developed realisticlyWould I recommend this bookDefinitelyWill I read It Must Have Been a Mistletoe even though I know most things that happened in itYou know what I think I will I definitely will Note I recieved a copy of this book via Netgalley in an exchange for an honest review Thank you Random House UK Read this and other reviews on my blo. O wonder if they'll ever make it down the aisle Withnforgettable characters charming romance and lots of laughter A Merry Mistletoe Wedding is a gorgeous Christmas read perfect for fans of Carole Matthews Jenny Colgan Lucy Diamond and Milly Johns.