One winter wedding, two happy couples, three ex-boyfriends. And a very uncomfortable weekend.
Carol hates Christmas. Being recently dumped, she’s not crazy about weddings either. So her sister Marley’s nuptials, over the Christmas weekend, are making her positively Scrooge-like. When she arrives at the stately home in rural Scotland to find her three ex-boyfriends in attendance, Carol has no choice but to face her ghosts to discover what really happened in those relationships, learning a lot about herself in the process. As the snow falls outside and the fire crackles in the hearth, might one of the wedding guests become the harbinger of Christmases to come?
This wickedly funny re-imagining of Dickens’ A Christmas Carol will warm the cockles of even the coldest heart.
My opinion: This book is the next installment in my binge read of all things Christmassy!
In this book we follow Carol as she travels to Scotland for her sister Marley’s wedding to her soul mates. What her family have neglected to tell her is that three of her ex boyfriends have been invited and when she finds out, she is not best pleased! The story that ensues is Carol’s journey from workaholic to a more relaxed version of herself.
This book is a fairly short 100 or so pages and is a light, quick read. It was enjoyable and well paced, although I didn’t pick up on the A Christmas Carol references until I just reread the blurb!! I’m sure that is more me being ditsy than the fault of the author!
This was a great standalone story and was very heartwarming. This was the first book I have read by the author and will definitely read more!
My rating: A festive four stars