Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Review: My Big Fat Christmas Wedding by Samantha Tonge

I would like to thank Guest Reviewer Nicole for the following post.

Things don't always run smoothly in the game of love...

Former hot shot city girl Pippa Pattinson loves her new life of rustic simplicity, running. A quaint tea shop on a sleepy Greek island with her hot fiancé, Niko. But it's been a quick change to slow living- and you can't blame a girl for wondering, 'how did I get here?'

As her Christmas wedding approaches, a trip back to snowy England for her ex's engagement party makes her wonder if those are wedding bells she's hearing in her mind, or warning bells. She longs for the excitement of her old London life- the glamour, the regular pedicures. Can she really give that all up to be...a fishwife?

There's nothing for it but to throw herself into bringing a little Christmas magic to the struggling village in the form of a Christmas fair. Somewhere in the amidst the sparkly bauble cakes and stollen scones, she's hoping she'll come to the right decision about where she belongs...fingers crossed in time for the wedding...

This book took a bit of time to get into, but once I read the first few chapters I really did start to enjoy it. I particularly like the real to life subjects that appear such as the recent  downturn in the Greek economy and the migrant situation of them escaping their war torn country to find a better life in Europe.

Pippa gave up her life in London, where she was challenged everyday and got rewarded with what she was good at. 
However, happiness is not all about material things and money, she settled with her Greek God boyfriend Niko, a childhood friend she met from many holidays to Kos. 
She loved the family closeness that they had altogether. 
Henrik her ex-boyfriend couldn't be more different, money-hungry and a workaholic that always tries to convince Pippa that she could be with him again.

This classic love story, has some twists and turns many which come totally unexpected which came as a big surprise and some comical moments. I also cried at a particular point in the book (which I won't spoil for you all) but it was a definitely a hand in mouth moment.

I really enjoyed this book, and will give it 4 stars, I would love to see an epilogue or a follow on from this book to see if the village turns around.

I would like to again thank Nic for reading and reviewing and the publisher, Carina, for providing a copy via NetGalley in return for an honest opinion.

This has been read and reviewed as part of the #CarinaChristmas week hosted by 

1 comment:

  1. I love a good cry with a book, another for my TBR pile how many days to Christmas?