Thursday, October 09, 2014

Review: The Christmas Bouquet

About the Book:
For the very driven medical student Caitlyn Winters, catching the bridal bouquet at a Christmas wedding has set off a chain reaction that she's sure is more curse than blessing. Not only has she fallen in love with family medicine resident Noah McIlroy, but an unexpected pregnancy threatens her well-laid plans for the future. It doesn't help that Noah—with a whole lot of help from her O'Brien relatives—is completely on board with the prospect of marriage and happily-ever-after. 

It takes a whole lot of patience, love and family persuasion to help Caitlyn realize that she can still have everything she ever wanted, including a home in her beloved Chesapeake Shores and a man who understands all of her dreams. 

My Comments:
It is a Christmas romance novel.  That tells you all you really need to now about the plot and resolution, doesn't it?  While I found the book to be a sweet, easy, reasonably clean (no bedroom scenes, but she is pregnant) read, I found Caitlyn to be self-centered an annoying, even in her generous spirit.  The basic problem is that her life was all planned out, and the pregnancy derailed those plans.  Still, while rejecting abortion as a solution to her problem, Caitlyn seems to think that choosing marriage will do more to derail her plans than having the baby will.  Maybe I'm getting too old for romance novels.  

I'd like to thank the publisher for making a review copy available via NetGalley.  Grade:  B-

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