Thursday 26 November 2015

A Merry Mistletoe Wedding by Judy Astley

Title: A Merry Mistletoe Wedding
Author: Judy Astley
Published: 3rd December 2015
Publisher: Black Swan

Hello bookworms. Today I am thrilled to be kicking off the blog tour for Judy Astley's A Merry Mistletoe Wedding. Today I am sharing my review with you all and as ever, the other stops on the tour are listed below, so please do stop by their awesome blogs for some other great content.

It's really getting to that time of year now where I just want to immerse myself in Christmas books, so naturally I could not wait to settle down with Judy Astley's A Merry Mistletoe Wedding.

If you are thinking that that book title rings a bell, then like me you should be thrilled to know that this is a follow up story from It Must Have Been the Mistletoe. I loved that first story so was looking forward to getting to meet some familiar characters again. It didn't take long for me to be reminded of where we were left from the last book and I had a real hankering to re-read the first book in the series. 

This time round Sean and Thea are getting married and they want it to be on Christmas Day. They just want something simple, but as is life things are never that simple...

A multi-narrated book, which I love, it was wonderful to get to know all the characters from the previous book again and see where they were nearly one year on. I felt I had been taken back into the family fold. As with the last book, there were some characters that I liked more than others, but one character from the last book made me change my opinion of her, which was a surprise to me!
Judy deals with some really delicate issues in this book such as past relationships, post natal depression, moving house and sibling disputes. They are all covered equally, and spoken about in a sensitive way and of course each character is going through something different. 

Although Christmas is referenced to a lot in this and there is a big run up to it with the book starting in August all the way through to December, I still think I would have liked a bit more of a focus around the season, but that was not to say that it wasn't enjoyable.

Once again another cosy, warm read from Judy and make sure you grab the first one in this two book series- it will not disappoint.



  1. Thank you so much for this lovely review! I just want to say though that the first book was called 'It Must Have Been the Mistletoe', not as you've put in the review. Happy Christmas to you xxx

    1. You are so welcome Judy and I am SO sorry, I will change that now. Silly brain! Happy Christmas :) xxx