The Christmas Wedding Guest is the first in a new series by Susan Mallery called Wishing Tree. Wishing Tree is the name of the small town that is very Christmas-centric with street names that either relate to Christmas or types of trees. Reggie and Dena Somerville are sisters living their lives on their own terms and both are single. Dena lives in Wishing Tree while Reggie lives in Seattle. She goes home for the holidays to help her mom and dad plan a vow renewal Christmas wedding.
Over the course of a few weeks - over the Thanksgiving and Christmas season - both Reggie and Dena find true love. This is a very Hallmark Movie type of a book. Dena meets Micah - a heartbroken musician trying to find his way back from tragedy and write a song again. Reggie reconnects with Toby, her high school sweetheart. He is now an entrepreneur and a single dad.
I liked this book. I especially liked the Christmas elements. I do wish there was more to the two relationships, though. I look forward to checking in on all the couples in future Wishing Tree books.