About this book…
The snow is falling around Brides by the Sea, Cornwall’s cutest little wedding shop, and wedding dress designer Seraphina East is in her cosy studio designing exquisite dresses to make even the most demanding bride’s dreams come true.
Unless the bride is her big sister Alice of course. Saying that the two sisters don’t always see eye to eye is an understatement. Alice hasn’t even asked Sera to design her wedding dress. But when an absent groom and ill-fitting dress threaten to ruin Alice’s happiness let alone her big day, Sera’s determined to give her sister the winter wedding of her dreams – even if that means keeping not one but two irresistibly gorgeous best men under control…
Is Sera going to end up being the maid of dishonour…Or will repairing her frozen relationship with Alice be the icing on the wedding cake?
There’s always something special about a winter wedding isn’t there? Whereas most brides want a beautifully warm and sunny June day for their nuptials, there is definitely a trend now for a different style of wedding in the colder months of the year complete with snow, furry capes and sleigh bells. And here we have a winter wedding on what is usually a manic day at the best of times….Christmas Eve!
Now this is the first book I have read by Jane Linfoot but it’s not the first in the series as its a follow up to The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea. I read it as a standalone though and it worked perfectly for me. Seraphina East is working in a beautiful bridal store in Cornwall by the sea where she designs the most gorgeous dresses for that very special day in a girls life! So rather unusually when her sister Alice plans her winter Cornish wedding, she doesn’t ask Sera to make her dress for her. As sisters go they are very different in temperament but when the organised bridezilla that is Alice has to leave a lot of the last minute planning to her younger sister and the best man there could be trouble ahead for the sisters! And also rather unusually, there are two best men at this Yuletide wedding so that gives bridesmaid Sera a difficult choice when both show an interest in her! Will Sera get her happy ending too?
This is such a fun and comforting feelgood Christmas romance. The difference in the sisters outlooks leads to lots of misunderstandings but there is a sweet and gentle humour running throughout. The scenes with the Winter Warmer cracked me up and I just loved all the food and drink references throughout. Wedding food and Christmas dining? Just don’t read whilst hungry or you will end up drooling over your kindle or book and heading straight for the nearest cupcake retailer! And make sure you read right to the end of the book for a few winter recipes that will keep you warm (and rather merry!) on the countdown to the big day!
I loved the countdown to the Christmas wedding and watching the changes both sisters went though as they prepared for the big day. I’m a sucker for a happy ending with all the ends tied neatly but I do hope we get a glimpse of Sera in other books to come in the series as we did here with Jules.
This is a perfect read for escaping all the Christmas mayhem so find a warm corner, cuddle up in some reindeer pyjamas and big fluffy socks and relax. Winter Warmer and mince pies are optional!
Many thanks to the author for my review copy.
Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins and Snowflakes (The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea) was published by Harper Impulse on 30th September and is available to purchase from Amazon UK
About the author by the author…
I write fun, flirty fiction, with feisty heroines and a bit of an edge. Writing romance is cool, because I get to wear pretty shoes instead of wellies. I live in a mountain kingdom in Derbyshire, where my family and pets are kind enough to ignore the domestic chaos. Happily, we’re in walking distance of a supermarket. I love hearts, flowers, happy endings, all things vintage, most things French. When I’m not on Facebook, and can’t find an excuse for shopping, I’ll be walking, or gardening. On days when I want to be really scared, I ride a tandem.