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~ #Bookvent 2022 – Top Reads Countdown – Day One ~

I came across this on Jen’s blog last year (Jen Med’s Book Reviews).

Welcome to my 2nd annual Bookvent Countdown!

This annual countdown goes from December 1st until Christmas with one share per day (like an advent calendar). Rules: (1) Published in 2022 and (2)a five-star read

Similar to last year, I am slightly following the two rules. My 25-book countdown will still only include those novels published in 2022, but they will range in rating from 4.25 to 5. This year I am trying to create my posts early for this series as December is busy with my other reading challenges plus life in general, so it will only include reads from January to November. I have a final end-of-year top reads annual list, so any December reads will most likely be included there.


#Bookvent DAY 1

The Wedding Season by Katy Birchall

Published May 3rd 2022 

Freya Scott is getting married. Her wedding to Matthew, her long-term boyfriend, is the first of eight in her calendar this year, and as someone who prides herself on being meticulously organized, Freya is intent on making it the perfect day to remember.

But when Matthew calls things off hours before they walk down the aisle, Freya’s entire life plan goes up in smoke. Humiliated and heartbroken, the last thing she wants is to attend a summer of other peoples’ nuptials on her own.

Fortunately, her friends have an idea: together they devise a series of outrageous challenges for Freya to complete at each event, designed to distract her from Matthew and what might have been. From getting stuck in an old church bathroom and needing to be rescued by the vicar to making out with a barman at a French chateau, Freya realizes that despite herself, she might just be having fun.

By the time the final wedding arrives, she will discover that the road to a happy ending sometimes has unexpected detours, that “I do” is only the beginning––and that perhaps her own love story isn’t over just yet. 

MY REVIEW


This novel features a character who is blindsided by her fiance. The story follows along as she tries to put her life back together and learn to trust in love again. While this type of story is not new for me to read about, I loved the added challenges that Freya’s friends give her. They added a fun twist to the story. The romance is a slow burn as the characters get to know each other, which I enjoyed.

Although this novel is not in the holiday genre, there are some great themes of hope, healing, and relationships throughout.

Find It On: Goodreads / Amazon

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Happy Holidays and Happy Reading!

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