This was such a fun story! It had me laughing out loud and reading paragraphs to my husband because I found it so humorous. The way the story is told adds to the fun. It is narrated in first person, and the “voice” of the main character, Katie, is the guide for the reader. She introduces us to her small town, her family, her boyfriend, and the reader is along for the ride with her as she navigates the predicament that she has gotten herself into.
I really liked Katie, Brady, and the characters at the wedding store in Dallas. This book takes a great look at relationships between family members and also at how people can get stuck in a rut in their lives. And the author was able to capture all of this while using humor in these interactions. Every Bride Needs a Groom was so much fun to read and is the first in a series. I am looking forward to seeing what happens in the next book. (4 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Baker Publishing in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in “Texas Bride” magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town–the very same day Katie wins her dream dress–her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop–yeah, you read that right–catch on to her humiliation if she does?
Janice Thompson designs a romance sure to delight, with plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, a hilarious supporting cast, and more of the wedding biz world her readers adore.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 100 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh.
Janice was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). She currently serves as president of her local ACFW chapter (Writers on the Storm), where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing.
Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. Her tagline, “Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters!” sums up her take on life.
She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. When she’s not busy writing or playing with her eight grandchildren, Janice can be found in the kitchen, baking specialty cakes and cookies for friends and loved ones. No matter what she’s cooking up—books, cakes, cookies or mischief—she does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all.