Royal Holiday by Jasmine Guillory
Guys, I have truthfully been WAITING to break out the holiday books ever since we started this book club, and it’s officially time. Get ready because we have tons of holiday book club content coming your way, but today we are kicking off the Christmas season with Royal Holiday as our November book club pick! You are going to absolutely L.O.V.E. this book. It’s fizzy, fun, festive… but most of all, romantic. I can’t wait for you to pick up your copy and read along. Happy November, friends!
Vivian Forest hasn’t traveled much in her 50+ years so she jumps at the chance to accompany her daughter Maddie to London for the holidays. Maddie is styling the royal family’s new duchess and Vivian gets to roam about the estate and take in the sights. Malcolm Hudson is the Queen’s private secretary and he immediately takes a shine to Vivian. It doesn’t take long for a kiss under the mistletoe to lead to a holiday romance. But what happens when the New Year comes and San Francisco based Vivian and London based Malcolm have to go back to their regular lives?
From the Editors
Why We Chose It:
Jasmine’s latest book managed to combine my two favorite things: the royal family and the Christmas season! You will not be able to put down this surprisingly tender book about a love affair that starts over tea and scones! It truly is the perfect book to kick off the holiday season!
– Ashley Brooke
I loved Royal Holiday for so many reasons! Vivian and Malcolm are both in their fifties and I think that leant a complexity and maturity to their story that we don’t see a lot in this genre. I also loved the setting of Sandringham, the Queen’s Norfolk estate. I felt like I was snuggled up right inside the castle.
Jasmine Guillory never seems to disappoint! This book was the sweetest holiday read and the perfect way to warm your heart! You have to cozy up with this one over a pot of hot tea!
About The Author
Jasmine Guillory is a lawyer, a graduate of Wellesley College and Stanford Law School, and a Bay Area native who lives in Oakland, California. She has towering stacks of books in her living room, a cake for every occasion, and upward of fifty lipsticks. She is the New York Times bestselling author of The Wedding Date, The Proposal, and The Wedding Party.
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xx- Ashley Brooke
The Ashley Brooke Book Club is here to inspire fun and thoughtful conversations about what we are reading, highlight women storytellers, and cross another great read off your ‘to be read’ list. We’re here for books that make you feel like you’ve had a night out with your girlfriends without ever leaving your couch!