Review: The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements

The Winter Wedding


I’m a huge fan of Abby Clements and always look forward to a new novel from her. I especially loved her Christmas novel, Meet Me Under the Mistletoe, so when I was offered a chance to read this novel, I jumped at the chance.

Hazel feels lost when her sister moves out of the flat they share. She struggles with the idea of a new flat mate and she’s not getting the chances she deserves at work. Her life seems to be standing still while those around her are moving on at great pace. Lila asks Hazel to help plan her wedding and a sideline job is born for Hazel as guests at Lila’s wedding ask her to help plan their big day. She enjoys helping these couples out but her heart is really in the miniature sets she’s been creating in secret.

Hazel’s love life is at something of a standstill too ever since she made a pass at her best friend Sam the previous Christmas. With terrible timing she begins to realise she has fluttery feelings for her work colleague Josh just at the time he asks her to plan his wedding to Sarah.

I loved Hazel and was willing her on to find happiness throughout this novel. She was such a likeable character who I warmed to straight away, she is such a well-rounded character that she felt like someone I actually knew. I loved seeing her friendship with Amber grow.

I enjoyed how the novel kept taking me in different directions with regards to not only who Hazel might end up with but also if she’d end up with someone at all. I so wanted her to find her Mr Right and didn’t want her to either settle for steady or to be responsible for breaking up someone else’s relationship. I felt all warm and fuzzy when the right man saw Hazel’s miniature set designs and encouraged her to follow her dreams.

I loved the descriptions of the miniature sets that Hazel created, I could picture them so vividly. I wish these sets really existed, I’d love to see them and be able to buy them as gifts. How lovely it would be to have a miniature set of your wedding day!

This book is a warm and cosy read, perfect for curling up with on a cold winter night. It’s not a festive read but it still has a sense of the festive because it is mainly set in the winter and in the run up to a Christmas wedding.

I rate this book 4.5 out of 5.

I received this book from Simon and Schuster in exchange for an honest review.

The Winter Wedding is out now and available from Amazon.

The Winter Wedding my pic

The gorgeous copy that I was lucky enough to receive for review.

14 thoughts on “Review: The Winter Wedding by Abby Clements

    • I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. I’ve been reading Christmas books since the start of October, which is much earlier than usual for me but it’s definitely got me feeling festive! 🙂

  1. I’m starting my Christmas reads on December 1st, so I’m a little behind. Well, I’ve already read one but I’m planning to link them all up on the Dec. 27th for a holiday post. Thanks for sharing!

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  3. Definitely one for my to read list. The list seems to be getting longer with each one of your reviews that I read. I love books about Christmas/winter, but being from New Zealand, it’s a lot of escapism for me as it’s summer down here at Christmas! Can’t wait to read this one – I really am a sucker for Christmas novels.

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