Review | Christmas Camp Wedding by Karen Schaler

Review | Christmas Camp Wedding by Karen SchalerChristmas Camp Wedding (Christmas Camp #1.5) by Karen Schaler
Series | Christmas Camp #1.5
Release Date | January 8, 2019
Published by William Morrow Impulse
Genres | Contemporary, Holiday Read
Format | ARC
Buy | Amazon
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After finally becoming partner at her advertising agency, Haley Hanson barely has time to plan her Christmas Eve wedding with her fiancé Jeff. When their perfect location falls through at the last minute, they need to find a new venue, fast. But everything is booked for the holidays, except for the place where Haley and Jeff fell in love, Christmas Camp.

With time running out to transform the inn into a winter wonderland, Trisha, a top wedding planner is brought in to help; she also just happens to be Jeff’s ex-girlfriend.

Will Jeff and Trisha’s Christmas past get in the way of Haley’s Christmas future, or can Christmas Camp still work its magic for a holiday happily ever after?


Christmas Camp Wedding is a must read novella after you finish Christmas Camp. It features the same couple, Haley and Jeff, as they tackle some mishaps leading up to their wedding.

It definitely has the same feel of Christmas Camp, there was some unexpected drama that I could have done without and to be honest it made me nervous because I wasn’t sure if it was going to turn into something more. I liked how they both were capable of weathering the storm. I was still hoping for more on the romance front, but I think I need to accept that this was just a straight-forward love story. And there’s nothing wrong with that!

I loved that the Christmas spirit that we sense in Christmas Camp is still very present in this novella! And it’s essentially THAT, that saves the wedding day!

This is definitely for fans of this series and Jeff & Haley, you won’t be disappointed with what is essentially an extended epilogue. So, cozy on up with these two as they finally get their happy ever after!

Major thank you to William Morrow for the advanced reader’s copy!

About Karen Schaler

Karen Schaler is a three-time Emmy award-winning storyteller, screenwriter, producer, author,  and national TV host. In 2017-18, Karen wrote original screenplays for NETFLIX, Hallmark and Lifetime holiday movies and signed a three-book deal with HarperCollins, William Morrow.

Karen wrote the original screenplay for the NETFLIX holiday hit, A Christmas Prince, premiering in 2017, that became the most talked about Christmas movie of the season that now has a sequel, A Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding.

For feature films, one of Karen’s novels, represented by CAA, was optioned by Storyline Entertainment’s Neil Meron and Craig Zadan where Karen worked with the development team as the sole screenwriter adapting her novel into a screenplay for a feature film.

Parlaying her screenwriting into a publishing deal, after writing her next original TV movie, Christmas Camp, and selling it to a major TV network, Karen also wrote Christmas Camp the novel that sold at auction to HarperCollins, William Morrow. The Christmas Camp novel and movie premiere in 2018. Also included in the publishing deal, Karen sold the sequel, Christmas Camp Wedding, and another novel slated for 2019.