The Christmas Wedding Guest: A Holiday Romance Novel

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“This two-in-one romance starts a new series that Mallery’s many fans will devour like a Christmas cookie.”—Booklist

Susan Mallery, author of the Fool’s Gold romances, cheerfully invites you to Wishing Tree, where Christmas comes to life…

The Somerville sisters believe in love, but they’ve lost faith it will happen for them. Reggie hasn’t been home since the end of the world’s shortest engagement. When her parents decide to renew their vows, she buffs up her twinkle to help with the Christmas wedding. Unexpectedly, Toby, her first love, is back too, and the spark between them shines as brightly as ever. In the spirit of the season, will they let go of past hurts and greet the New Year together?

Done waiting for the one, Dena is pregnant and on her own—on purpose. But then a gorgeous, sad-eyed songwriter checks in to a room at her inn. Micah, unable to write since he lost his wife, finds inspiration in Dena’s determination to be a mom. One snowflake-speckled kiss and he’s a goner. But Dena is afraid to believe that a rock star could fall for a cookie-cutter small-town girl like her.

As the Christmas wedding draws closer, these two sisters just might unwrap the most treasured gift of all—love.

Don’t miss Home Sweet Christmas, a witty and heartfelt story of two friends who unexpectedly find the person-and the place in which-they belong this Christmas by #1 New York Times bestselling author Susan Mallery!

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19 reviews
Moon Fox
September 19, 2021
I was very excited to read this book because it kicks-off a brand new series from this author. Overall, I thought it was a good book and an enjoyable read. The writing was well done, the characters likable and the setting charming. Add in lots of heart, Christmas cheer and some crafts and you have a book that is hard not to be entertained by. That being said, I ended up feeling that having two romances unfolding in this one book was a bit of a disservice to them both. Neither one received the full-on spotlight or depth it deserved. Still though, A good read that I liked and it left me anxious to return to Wishing Tree very soon. This is my elective, forthright review.
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Chelsea Violet Orera
October 24, 2021
The Christmas Wedding Guest is a beautiful and emotional story full of love, family and Christmas spirit. As a Christmas fanatic, this book did not disappoint on filling my soul with the perfect amount of holiday spirit and the love stories were truly fantastic. Here are my thoughts: I loved Reggie and Toby, two high school sweethearts reunited many years later with lots of misunderstandings and unanswered questions between them. I adored how they slowly got to know each other again & Mallery did a fantastic job of highlighting the fact that just because you knew someone a long time ago, it doesn’t mean they are the same person now. It was beautiful to see them fall in love with each other again and realise just how truly perfect they are for one another. Toby was an amazing father to Harrison - who was such a little cutie - I LOVED the relationship he built with Reggie & how encouraging he was of their relationship!! I felt the exact same way about Dena, Reggie’s sister, and Micah, her very swoon beau. It was so heartwarming to see them go from being strangers to being friends, resisting their feelings for each other, and finally to being lovers - it was definitely a long time coming! Micah had his baggage which was the main reason the whole ‘will-they-won’t-they’ situation happened but I loved him so much. He was so sweet, caring, and romantic especially with Dena’s pregnancy. They were just so perfect for each other and I really adored seeing their relationship blossom into something so magnificent, it will melt your heart. This was the first book of Mallery’s I have read and it’s safe to say I will definitely be reading more. 4.25⭐️ | 1💧 Thank you to Netgalley and Mills & Boon for approving me an arc of this book!!
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Samantha McKnight
June 20, 2022
I liked this book except for the Reggie Toby dynamic. She kept throwing herself at him and being good to his son and he rejected her over and over. It got kinda pathetic and annoying and didn't change till the last few pages of the book. Not my favorite book.
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About the author

#1 NYT bestselling author Susan Mallery writes heartwarming, humorous novels about the relationships that define our lives—family, friendship, romance. She's known for putting nuanced characters in emotional situations that surprise readers to laughter. Beloved by millions, her books have been translated into 28 languages. Susan lives in Washington with her husband, two cats, and a small poodle with delusions of grandeur. Visit her at

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