Who doesn’t love Christmas stories where mishaps and wrong decisions bring unexpected, polar opposite couples together? I sure do. Gift-Wrapped in Her Wedding Dress is one such story. I must praise author Kandy Shepherd for her simple yet beautiful prose. Easy reading is hard writing or so someone said. I like the entire setup. The characters were fun, the storyline spot on and the dialogue engaging. Gift-Wrapped in Her Wedding Dress tells the story of billionaire Dominic Hunt, a scrooge who doesn’t do Christmas and Andie Newman a soft-hearted, spunky woman who revels in everything about the Christmas season. Andie is hired to organize a party for Dominic during the Christmas season. But Dominic has his own agenda hosting this party. He needs to clean up his public image and he very well may be a control freak. But meeting Andie, working with Andie, having Andie’s opinions to guide him, Dominic doesn’t expect to lose his heart in the process. As the story unravels, the reason behind Dominic’s scrooge attitude comes to light—his pain—and this garners my compassion towards him. Andie heals the void deep in his heart, and his soul. Her touch, her kindness, her soothing words, her friendly tone, her simplicity envelopes him and just like the scrooge, Dominic finally accepts the season for what it is: a time to love, a time to share, a time to be happy, a time to be mellow, joyful and thankful, sharing every moment with family and friends.
Gift-Wrapped in Her Wedding Dress is a well-written, solid book with just the right touch of Christmas to add the glitter on top!