Earlier this year, I read One Week to the Wedding, the intro to a new series by Olivia Miles, featuring a recently jilted wedding planner (Kate) and her family. Fun and endearing, I was able to devour it in an afternoon so, as soon as I saw the second book in the series, The Winter Wedding Plan, I knew I had to add to my TBR.
Similar to the first book, this one gave me that Elin Hilderbrand vibe; heartwarming and endearing. I ended up sitting down to start this book and finished it within a few hours. Featuring Kate’s sister, Charlotte, recently back from some time away from home (reasons are explained in the previous book, so I don’t want to ruin anything!) is trying to redeem herself and ends up smack dab in the middle of a plan that she doesn’t know if she can handle. Greg is a high profile client with a lot on the line. As he and Charlotte become closer, will he risk it all for a chance at true happiness? That being said, I do think the book could be difficult to read as a standalone. The characters build from the first book, as does the plot.
I think I liked this book even better than the first, Miles truly gets into her stride and further develops these characters. I loved it. There are some truly heartfelt moments and some hilarious ones too as Charlotte tries to navigate motherhood and her family. If you are looking for a fun, romance novel to get you into the holiday spirit, I would recommend this one! It’s a great winter read!
As part of the blog blitz for release week, Olivia Miles, the book’s author, curated a list of her top five favourite books, especially for Clues and Reviews!
Top 5 Favorite Novels
Oh, so hard to narrow it to just five! I read across all genres, but I’m sticking with romance for this one.
- A Lady Awakened, by Cecilia Grant
- The Trouble with Christmas, by Debbie Mason
- Anne of Green Gables, by L.M. Montgomery
- If You Only Knew, by Kristen Higgins
- Marry – Me Christmas, by Shirley Jump