Series: Christmas Camp #1.5
Published by William Morrow Impulse on January 8, 2019
Source: the publisher
Buy from Amazon|Buy from Barnes & Noble|Buy from Book Depository
After finally becoming partner at her advertising agency, Haley Hanson barely has time to plan her Christmas Eve wedding with her fiancé Jeff. When their perfect location falls through at the last minute, they need to find a new venue, fast. But everything is booked for the holidays, except for the place where Haley and Jeff fell in love, Christmas Camp.
With time running out to transform the inn into a winter wonderland, Trisha, a top wedding planner is brought in to help; she also just happens to be Jeff’s ex-girlfriend.
Will Jeff and Trisha’s Christmas past get in the way of Haley’s Christmas future, or can Christmas Camp still work its magic for a holiday happily ever after?
I received this book for free from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
When I finished reading Christmas Camp by Karen Schaler earlier this year, I was dying to know what happened after the book ended! I needed more from Haley and Jeff and the rest of the cast of the book because I fell pretty hard for them all over the course of the story.
Christmas Camp Wedding is exactly the answer to that. This is a novella-length sequel to Christmas Camp that really has the feel of a nice, long epilogue. And it is delightful for those of us that wanted the next part of the story. Christmas Camp Wedding picks up one year after the end of the previous book when Haley and Jeff are literally days from getting married. The planning is in its final stages and everything is wrapping up when disaster strikes at their perfectly-planned wedding location. Suddenly it’s looking like the wedding will have to be canceled…until Jeff’s dad Ben steps up and says they can move their wedding over to his Inn and have a last-minute wedding there, Christmas Camp-style. After all, the fancy decorations and plans aren’t the most important thing, right? The important thing is to be together, with the people you love, at the most important time in your life.
Easier said than done, perhaps?
I love the way everyone shifts gears and heads back up into the snowy mountains for this emergency, throw-everything-together wedding. It makes the story fun. It may seem at first like things will be smooth-going for Haley and Jeff since they have the perfect location now, but OH NO. Things still go wrong. Things that are wildly out of their control. But the lesson here is to see it as an adventure and try to enjoy the ride. Haley’s struggle to remind herself to be more like Jeff, to stay calm and just appreciate everything and take it as it comes-I think that will resonate with a lot of readers. She ultimately does a great job of dealing with some really, really big stresses and selfishly, I had a lot of fun reading about them.
The best part of this story was having all of these characters back. It was like being back in a world that I love, even for just a short time. And HELLO THERE KAREN SCHALER, I see you teasing more from some of these other characters!! Please let that be so!! Because I would read more in a heartbeat.
This novella is FUN. The novel that came before this is FUN. I’ve recommended the Christmas Camp novel to everyone I know that loves holiday reading over this past holiday season, and both of these stories are now on my rotating holiday list. But you don’t have to read these stories only during the holidays! I’m thrilled that Haley and Jeff got their HEA in this novella and I’m SO crossing my fingers for more about some of the others.
To celebrate the release of Christmas Camp Wedding by Karen Schaler,
we’re giving away one paperback copy of the book!
GIVEAWAY TERMS & CONDITIONS: Open to US shipping addresses only. One winner will receive a
paperback copy of Christmas Camp Wedding by Karen Schaler. This giveaway is administered by
Pure Textuality PR on behalf of Avon Romance. Giveaway ends 1/11/2019 @ 11:59pm EST. Avon
Romance will send the winning copies out to the winner directly. Limit one entry per reader and mailing
address. Duplicates will be deleted.