Monday, December 8, 2008

Review: A Christmas Wedding by Tracy Wolff

About the Book: Desiree is determined to hold on to her husband. She's loved Jesse Rainwater since the day the legendary horse trainer came to work at her father's ranch. Now, on the eve of their daughter's wedding, Jesse hits her with a bombshell that forces Desiree to reexamine their life together.

And she isn't going down without a fight. She hasn't struggled all these years to lose the thing that's most precious to her. Desiree knows they share something true and strong, even if they lost sight of it somewhere along the way. Now her toughest battle lies ahead: to prove to Jesse that theirs is a love worth fighting for.

My Review: Reading this book made me think maybe I should devote more of my time to reading romance. I had a really hard time putting it down, unlike the other book I'm currently working through. (which I seem to have a hard time picking up) I thought it was pretty unique for a romance...examining what happens when the marriage is 27 years in and a lot of misunderstanding and lack of communication has happened.

The style is starts with Jesse, the hero handing over the divorce papers and each chapter examines the feelings of both Jesse and Desiree throughout the day as they reflect on the past. So we learn their story through flashback, so to say.

Their relationship was indeed complicated but they have such a strong chemistry with each other that they seem willing to overlook the many problems they have until they can't take it anymore.

The writing in this book was excellent. Sometimes when I pick up these sorts of romances I know within a few pages that I can't keep reading them because the writing is difficult to get through, yet Wolff's style was very engaging.

Overall, I enjoyed this book. It's really not a Christmas romance and it is a Harlequin romance (Christian readers I hope you know what I'm saying) but I didn't want to put it down was eager to see what would resolution Jesse and Desiree would come to.


Krista said...

Funny, I just read over on Queen of Shake Shake about how you never read a book about "hot married xxx". It's true and sad because that's the majority of life! :)

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