Plantation Christmas Weddings is a collection of four modern day novellas set at different Plantations around Natchez, Mississippi. Marilyn McLemore is a widowed lawyer from Colorado who has come to town for her daughter’s wedding. When she meets her daughter’s future father in-law Beau Burnham she dislikes everything about him, and the feeling is mutual. Will they be able to celebrate “Christmas at Dunleith”? (by Sylvia Barnes)
In high school Meredith Long was considered a poor nerd by her classmates and has been trying to escape that image ever since. Now a successful Historical Novelist she is surprised when a high school friend asks her to be her bridesmaid, and she reluctantly returns home, hoping to make peace with her past. When she runs into Gary Bishop an old friend who offers to help her research her next novel, she agrees as they prepare for “Christmas at Longwood.” (by Cynthia Leavelle)
Devon and Sandra Brinks are in the process of getting a divorce, but when their twins witness a tender moment between them they are convinced there is still hope. A family member’s wedding is the perfect opportunity to get them back together, but Sandra for one is determined to end the marriage. Is there still hope while celebrating “Christmas at Brandon Hall”? (by Virginia Vaughn)
Wreath Anderson enjoys planning weddings even though she was left at the alter six years ago. Now she planning the biggest wedding of her career at the same venue and with the same theme as her wedding was supposed to be. On top of that a former boyfriend Micah Broussard now works at the venue, so she cannot avoid him, but will “Christmas at Monmouth” (by Lorraine Beatty) be such a bad thing?
I really enjoyed this book! I loved the concept and learning about different plantations in Mississippi, as well as their history. I especially appreciated the fact that Wreath was the wedding coordinator in each story, which brought them together.
It is never too late for love is a major theme in this book. In each story someone has given up on love, but opportunities arise to find it again.
On the whole this is an enjoyable book. I give it four out of five stars.
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