Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson (Review)

  • Series: Weddings by Design (Book 4)
  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Revell (August 19, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800721551
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800721558

Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family--especially her father--has other ideas. They've all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the Strand--directly across the street from the Rossis' popular pizza place--and they want Cassia's full participation.

To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston's premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family's faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into Bella's good graces!

Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . .

Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers one more romp with Bella, Galveston, and the bustling wedding biz in the final installment of her popular series. Anyone who loves quirky families, loads of laughter, and tender romance will find themselves hooked.

 My Review:

This was a cute funny Christian chick lit book. It was a little reminiscent of the movie my big fat Greek wedding. Cassia is a grown woman but in her Greek culture traditionally she belongs at home with her father until marriage. Her father is very strict and expects all his children to help out in the family business, a Greek restaurant. He is a tyrant almost with his wife and children and obsessed with the business doing good. He has a vision that God wants them to move from California to Galveston, Texas so they do. It is a culture shock. When her father realized their new business is across from an island favorite pizza place he declares war. The only problem is the Rossi family is all over the place and the other members of his family do not agree with the war. Slowly all the family but him becomes friends with at least one of them. Cassia gets a job as florist which is her dream job but her boss is a Rossi by marriage. While working at the florist shop Cassia gets close to Alex the delivery guy. The sparks fly in an innocent way between them. It was a romance sweetly done. Everything comes to head and the ending is explosive. Highly Recommended. 

 Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com

Review copy provided by publisher in exchange for an honest review.

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