This novella was just downright fun! Told in first person, the reader sees the world through Amelia’s eyes. I really liked Amelia and was amused by the situation she found herself in. But, what I loved about this novella was reading the emails that sailed back and forth between Amelia and Nate. Even though I couldn’t read Nate’s thoughts the way I could Amelia’s, I had an idea about the way he felt.
I also LOVED all of the old movie references. I am a huge fan of classic movies and the way the author tied the movies into what was going on with the story and the emails was perfect! I enjoyed the feel of this story. It is a bit like another favorite modern movie of mine, You’ve Got Mail, with all the emails back and forth between the main characters and the wonderful banter they have.
Basically, the author created a story packed with a whole bunch of my favorite things when she wrote this novella. Reading it left me with a wonderfully happy feeling when I finished the last page. The romance was sweet between Nate and Amelia and I enjoyed getting this peek into their lives. The Perfect Arrangement is a great addition to the Year of Weddings novella series. (5 stars)
I received a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
ABOUT THE BOOK:
Meeting Nick was truly an accident—but Amelia finds that he’s one of the few people she can count on.
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower who inherited her grandmother’s flower shop. Despite her success in business, her love life has ground to a halt. And then her temptation to spy on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding leads her to a horrifying fender-bender—with Nick, the groomsman who happens to be her ex’s new brother-in-law.
Meanwhile, William, Amelia’s younger brother, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancée is not who she says she is. How can she be supportive and yet be the protective big sister too? It seems Nick is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s pretty good at it—and pretty fun to talk to. Amelia and Nick continue online conversations about everything, but always lingering in Amelia’s mind is the fear that he’ll realize who she is and what she was doing at the church that day of the accident.
As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people—including a ninety-year-old “fairy godmother” named George—she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nick still be interested when he learns who she is?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award-winning author, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her family. When she’s not busy penning novels or spending time with her people, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, reading great literature, and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate. You can learn more about Katie and her books by visiting her website or author Facebook page.