Book Review: Married by Christmas by Scarlett Bailey

All she wants is a perfect Christmas Eve wedding...
It's been on Anna's wish list since she was a little girl, dreaming of a far happier family life than she'd ever experienced.
Only now-two weeks before the big day- her perfect husband-to-be drops a  bombshell...
But nothing's going to stop Anna's plans- not even the pesky inconvenience of discovering her groom already has a wife!
Scarlett Bailey's last book The Night Before Christmas was fantastic so I was particularly excited when her new book arrived.
The cover is gorgeous and extremely festive so it would make a fab Christmas present.
Anna had a really tough childhood which resulted in her being taken into care. She does not want to make the same mistakes as her mother so she has a plan. This includes marriage, a house, children and so on. The marriage in particular means that Anna will have the perfect Christmas eve wedding. However, her fiance Tom throws a huge spanner in the works when he reveals that he is actually already married and can't find his wife in order to get a divorce. Anna cannot believe this is happening but she is not going to have her plan ruined. She sets off to New York to hunt down this mystery wife but what if she fails and what if her life plan isn't actually the right one?
Married by Christmas is a really festive adventure. I loved the New York setting as it is exactly the time of year when I would like to visit. Anna is a very determined young woman and it is very interesting to watch how she works. She gradually begins to question her plan for life, has she created a life simply to fit the plan? Does she actually love Tom or has he chosen him because he fits into her idealistic future?
I think that Scarlett Bailey is a very entertaining writer. Married by Christmas is the perfect feel good read for this time of year. Once you have read about Anna's adventures in New York, you will be reaching for the milled wine and mince pies.

Dot Scribbles Rating: 4/5

Many thanks to Ebury for sending me a copy of the book to review, Married by Christmas is out now!


Kim said...

I am definitely getting into that Christmassy feeling and your review made me want to dash out and buy this book. Thanks, Dot. I will definitely look out for it now.

Dot said...

Thanks Kim, I am slowly getting festive and this definitely helped! xx

jessicabookworm said...

I have Scarlett Bailey's The Night Before Christmas on my tbr pile but I'm holding out for December.

Nadia said...

OMG! This book sounds fantastic! What a fun and festive read! Will definitely need to get my hands on a copy of it ASAP!

Chelsey said...

I have been wanting to read this book forever now! It is a very beautiful cover. Thanks for highlighting it for us.

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