I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Married by Midnight by Talli Roland
Published on 5.11.2014
Genres: chick lit
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Christmas is coming . . . and so is the biggest day of Kate's life.
While choosing a vintage dress for her Christmas Eve wedding, Kate finds a cryptic note pinned to the inside of a 1930s gown. As doubts about her own ceremony loom, Kate is determined to track down the dress' owner and determine what became of her - and the marriage.
Will Kate find the answers she's seeking to propel her down the aisle, or will her discovery prompt her to call off the wedding for good?
‘Married by Midnight’ is a short and sweet festive read perfect for this time of year. It tells the story of Kate who’s planning her wedding on Christmas day, because she and her mother believe in horoscopes and Christmas seems the perfect day for new beginnings. At least, that’s what Kate’s horoscope and the stars say. She gets the most gorgeous 1930s wedding dress, but strangely there’s a note attached to it. It contains just initials, but who did it belong to? Why did it end up in that shop? What’s the story behind the dress and is the woman who it belonged to still alive?
Kate starts a quest for this mysterious person, considering it sort of a sign. Maybe if the person didn’t end up in a happy marriage, it could mean Kate should not get married after all.
This was a fun and very sweet romance novella with loads of Christmas magic. It really read like a fairy tale and despite being rather short it had lots of meat to the story. I’ve read most of Talli’s books and they all have that feel-good factor guaranteed to make you feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
Kate’s a great characters, she’s sweet and caring, though I absolutely hated her boyfriend. While I do like the whole mystery and fairy tale character, I couldn’t comprehend why is Kate relying so much on the stars. There’s a mention of the reason, but I still couldn’t understand it. To be honest, all facts were out there in front of her eyes, so it’s totally irrelevant what the horoscope would say. Still, this could certainly appeal to many chick lit readers.
However, I do understand what Talli wanted to achieve, to add more magic and festive charm, and she certainly succeeded. If you’re a fan of warm, festive novellas, then this one certainly must get to your list. Enjoy!