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Book club questions for A Wedding in December by Sarah Morgan takes an in-depth look at the White family coming together at Christmas. If you haven’t read the novel yet, check out my review first.
In the snowy perfection of Aspen, the White family gathers for youngest daughter Rosie’s whirlwind Christmas wedding. First to arrive are the bride’s parents, Maggie and Nick. Their daughter’s marriage is a milestone they are determined to celebrate wholeheartedly, but they are hiding a huge secret of their own: they are on the brink of divorce. After living apart for the last six months, the last thing they need is to be trapped together in an irresistibly romantic winter wonderland.
Rosie’s older sister, Katie, is also dreading the wedding. Worried that impulsive, sweet-hearted Rosie is making a mistake, Katie is determined to save her sister from herself! If only the irritatingly good-looking best man, Jordan, would stop interfering with her plans…
Bride-to-be Rosie loves her fiancé but is having serious second thoughts. Except everyone has arrived—how can she tell them she’s not sure? As the big day gets closer, and emotions run even higher, this is one White family Christmas none of them will ever forget!
Book Club Questions for A Wedding in December
- Why do you think Maggie and Nick hadn’t told their daughters yet about their separation? Do you think part of it was because they hadn’t completely said goodbye to their marriage yet?
- Rosie and Dan get engaged and plan to be married a month later. What did you think about the rushed engagement? How would you have reacted if your daughter or sister called to say they were getting married in a month?
- Have you been to a Christmas wedding? Would you want to go to one—especially if it was in Aspen?
- We learn that Katie experienced a traumatic event on the job and hasn’t been the same since. Why do you think she didn’t tell anyone what happened for the longest time? Why do you think she felt comfortable revealing it all to Jordan?
- Maggie and Nick decide to pretend to be a happily-married-couple throughout their time in Aspen. What did you think about those scenes? When did it seem like the act finally went away and they started to be real with each other?
- Rosie starts to have doubts and partly, thanks to Katie, starts to wonder if she’s rushing into marriage. What do you think about Rosie and Dan’s relationship?
- It seems, on the whole, the White family has trouble communicating. Why do you think that is?
- What did you think about the romance between Katie and Jordan? Why do you think they were so drawn to each other? Do you think they will last?
- Both Maggie and Katie eventually reveal they are unhappy in their careers. And everyone seems shocked by the revelations. Let’s talk about their character development and why they were finally able to reveal how they truly felt. Do you think Katie will eventually go back to medicine or will she find a different career in the mountains of Colorado with Jordan?
- What happens next for all the characters?
- While the White family always celebrated Christmas the same way, now that the daughters are adult and coupled up—things change and it sounds like they will have new traditions in Colorado every year. Let’s talk about how Christmas traditions change as we grow older.
What to Read Next
Hope you enjoyed book club questions for A Wedding in December! Here’s another holiday-themed recommendation plus another story about family and relationship dynamics that I think you all will enjoy! (Click the titles or photos to purchase from Amazon).
One Day in December
One Day in December by Josie Silver is soooo good! Yes, the cover is cute but it’s also such a moving story. If you haven’t read this one yet, drop everything and go get it now. You can find my book club questions here.
Laurie is pretty sure love at first sight doesn’t exist anywhere but the movies. But then, through a misted-up bus window one snowy December day, she sees a man who she knows instantly is the one. Their eyes meet, there’s a moment of pure magic…and then her bus drives away.
Certain they’re fated to find each other again, Laurie spends a year scanning every bus stop and cafe in London for him. But she doesn’t find him, not when it matters anyway. Instead they “reunite” at a Christmas party, when her best friend Sarah giddily introduces her new boyfriend to Laurie. It’s Jack, the man from the bus. It would be.
What follows for Laurie, Sarah and Jack is ten years of friendship, heartbreak, missed opportunities, roads not taken, and destinies reconsidered. One Day in December is a joyous, heartwarming and immensely moving love story to escape into and a reminder that fate takes inexplicable turns along the route to happiness.
Things You Save in a Fire
While not a holiday-themed story, Things You Save in a Fire by Katherine Center very much focuses on relationships. It deals with quite serious topics too. Check out my book club questions here.
Cassie Hanwell was born for emergencies. As one of the only female firefighters in her Texas firehouse, she’s seen her fair share of them, and she’s a total pro at other people’s tragedies. But when her estranged and ailing mother asks her to give up her whole life and move to Boston, Cassie suddenly has an emergency of her own.
The tough, old-school Boston firehouse is as different from Cassie’s old job as it could possibly be. Hazing, a lack of funding, and poor facilities mean that the firemen aren’t exactly thrilled to have a “lady” on the crew—even one as competent and smart as Cassie. Except for the infatuation-inspiring rookie, who doesn’t seem to mind having Cassie around. But she can’t think about that. Because love is girly, and it’s not her thing. And don’t forget the advice her old captain gave her: Never date firefighters. Cassie can feel her resolve slipping…and it means risking it all—the only job she’s ever loved, and the hero she’s worked like hell to become.