Sunday, August 17, 2014

A Bouquet of Love: Wedding by Design Book 4

A Bouquet of Love (Aug 15th - 22nd)

She didn't expect to fall in love--but roses aren't the only thing blooming on Galveston Island

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 boisterous Greek family--especially her father--has other ideas. They've all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant located on the Strand--directly across the street from iconic pizza place Parma John's--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 this former Rossi's good graces!

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

My Impressions: 

First off I really loved the cover of this book. It screams romance, elegance and simplicity of life. This is Janice Thompson's fourth novel in the Weddings by Design series. This story really focuses on Cassia's relationship with her father, Cassia Pappas, or better known simply as Babbas. 

Narrated by Cassia Pappas, this book kinda reads a little like a Rome & Juliet story (the feuding family aspect) Cassia really just wants to follow her dreams of opening her own flower shop in California and have a simple life, but her father has other plans in store.  Cassia ends up working for the rival Rossi family instead and this starts an all out war between the families with Cassia stuck in the middle. She loves working for the Rossi family, but she loves her father as well and feels for the struggles he has in the family business. 

This book has great characters that are funny, dynamic and loveable. You can literally picture the scenes unfolding in your mind as you read this delightful book. Great book for anyone that wants some romance, hysterical family drama mixed in with faith and Gods calling for ones life.

About the Author
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.

Disclaimer:  I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review from Baker Publishing via  Revell Blog Tour. 
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