Sunday, December 4, 2016

Book Review - Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins and Snowflakes by Jane Linfoot

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Review by Tanya
 
Seraphina, Sera for short, is the head bridesmaid at the upcoming wedding of her sister Alice on Christmas Eve. Sera has to liase and work along with the best man to complete the arrangements. However, the best man turns out to be two best men, one of whom, Johnny, is someone she was involved with a long time ago. He managed to break her heart. The other is a rich charmer who's used to getting what he wants. The wedding is not quite as organised as Alice thinks. Her late arrival and the absence of her husband-to-be does not help with the process, even though there is a very detailed Wedding Handbook to follow. The Wedding Handbook says that the bridal party must not sleep together, which makes things extra complicated for Sera.

Sera is a designer of wedding dresses and has her own successful range, but she has never told her family what she does. Although she loves designing dresses she is struggling with ideas at the moment and with everything her sister wants her to do for the wedding. She is running out of time with her new bridal collection. Her thinking process is also sent into a frenzy when she comes across the man she fell hard for. He's the reason why she does not want to look for love or go on dates. Seeing him again brings back memories she would rather forget.

Sera has always felt like she is not as good as her sister and doesn’t want to be judged for being a designer. Alice is shocked when she finds out the truth and likes what her sister has designed even though it is very different to the sleek figure hugging dress that she has had made for her wedding. Even though Sera designs dresses she never wears dresses herself and does not like the dresses that her sister has chosen for the bridesmaids. Will she wear the pink dress and the heeled shoes for the wedding or maybe her shorts and a t-shirt?

The two best men could not be more different from each other and they do not get on at all. Quinn Penryn is outgoing and confident, he is not focused on actually getting things done and often causes more problems rather than solving them. His good looks, money and arrogance usually get him far in life and will probably continue to do so. Johnny, in contrast, is calmer and worked hard to get where he is. His background shows how thoughtful and considerate he is. He does everything in his power to get the wedding on track and to be a good best man.

Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins and Snowflakes is the second book set in a wedding shop called Brides by the Sea, in the town of St Aidan Bay. The second book of the series made me laugh at the antic of the characters once more, but at the same time I saw the story of love and its different forms. There were a few storylines going on with different characters, as well as the main story of the wedding. This kept me gripped and eager to read on. It was lovely to catch up with the characters from the last book and I enjoyed seeing how things are developing for them. Jane Linfoot has written a Christmas read that will have you smiling with the many forms of love she describes. Get the sherry and mince pie at the ready to celebrate a Christmas wedding.
 
Advice
 
Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins and Snowflakes is the second book in a series. It can be read as a standalone, but I do recommend The Little Wedding Shop by the Sea: Cupcakes and Confetti. If you're a lover of humoristic Christmas stories about love in many forms I think you will enjoy this book.

27 comments:

  1. It sounds like the perfect Christmas story.

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  2. Such a sweet story. And I love that fun cover. Perfect holiday read for my list:)

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  3. Sounds like a perfect story for this time. Thank you for the review.

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  4. Sounds like a great series!

    --Trix

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  5. this sounds like such a cute book for the holidays! I love the sound of it x :)

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  6. This sounds perfect for a good holiday read!

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  7. This sounds like a fun read with many amusing characters and drama!

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  8. I wonder if we find out why Sera's kept her work a secret?

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  9. I haven't read any books by this Author yet but look forward to read this book. Sounds like an entertaining read. Thank you for the review.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  10. I haven't read any books by this Author yet but look forward to read this book. Sounds like an entertaining read. Thank you for the review.
    Carol L
    Lucky4750 (at) aol (dot) com

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  11. I saw this book around on twitter, but I haven't read the first book so I didn't rush to read this one either. It's good it can be read as standalone, though!

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  12. I like when books have storylines involving different characters.

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  13. Sounds like a lovely read. I like the sound of all of this Author's books. Nice to see a review by Tanya again.
    Amanda.

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  14. This sounds like a great read. I will have to check this book out. Thanks for the review.

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  15. Sounds like some great interesting wedding drama. Thanks for the review!

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  16. Sounds perfect for christmas but I am not sure if I will like this :/

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  17. This whole series sounds sweet.

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  18. I will have to check out the Cupcakes and Confetti version. As much as I love Christmas books, I don't want to read about wedding talk!

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  19. The cover of this book is so enchanting, along with the title. The excerpt is really good & I'm looking forward to reading this one! Thanks for the review! This is a new author & book for me :)

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  20. I love small town connected stories. I will definitely be checking out this series.

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  21. Christmas at the Little Wedding Shop: Sequins and Snowflakes sounds like a great read! I can't imagine being a wedding dress designer & no one in your family knows what you do. This makes Sera's family sound like they don't even care enough to inquire what she does for a living. The book cover is bright & colorful which would tempt me to pick it up in the first place. The excerpt is great, and I am looking forward to reading this book!

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  22. Sounds sweet. Thank you for the review!

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