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Every Bride Needs a Groom (Brides with Style Series #1)

Every Bride Needs a Groom (Brides with Style Series #1)

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by Janice Thompson

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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


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.

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Katie Fisher dreams of the day when Casey Lawson, her childhood sweetheart, will propose. Certain that moment is imminent, she enters an essay contest in Texas Bride magazine. The prize is a couture wedding gown designed by Nadia James and a photo on the magazine's cover. Unfortunately, Casey's future plans don't include Katie. Bad timing, as Katie then learns she won the essay contest. What feels like the end is actually a new beginning for our protagonist. When God closes a door, he always opens a window, and Katie's future is about to become brighter than even she could have imagined. VERDICT Thompson (Weddings by Design) launches a new bridal series with a contemporary, joyful Cinderella story that is filled with good humor and old-fashioned Southern style. Readers will fall in love with Katie and the rest of the well-drawn Fisher clan. This swoon-worthy tale will appeal to aficionados of humorous romances by Rachel Hauck and Lisa Wingate.

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Baker Publishing Group
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Brides with Style Series , #1
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5.60(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet 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, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com.

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Every Bride Needs a Groom: A Novel 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 34 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
So funny but so real. Can't wait for morebooks in this series.
HappyReader-inSLC More than 1 year ago
I loved everything about this book! Janice Thompson continues to give us wonderful stories to read and re-read! Thanks for not being afraid to put God into your stories and into the lives of the people! Please Keep writing Janice! :)
LovenGod More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson delights us with another series about brides. The fun thing I find with Janice's books is she usually always includes familiar references to characters from her other series. This book was the same, we caught a quick glimpse of Bella, and a couple of others. This story was interesting in the fact that it was written in first person, Katie told us her story as it unfolded. She shared her observations of the people around her. At first I wasn't sure how I liked it but the story drew me in. You will laugh and cry through this story, it is fun, fast paced and in places hilarious. A great story, that leaves you looking forward to the next book in the series. 4.5 stars from this reviewer.  This book was provided for review purposes only, no payment was received for this review. 
Dizneyfreek 17 days ago
Anonymous 18 days ago
Recommended It was funny and many readers can relate happenings in this story to their own family experiences.
Anonymous 22 days ago
A really great book.
EA_Hendryx More than 1 year ago
A delightful read filled with genuine laughs, sweet romance, and what every girl dreams of: the perfect wedding dress! Katie Fisher grew up in a small town and is accustomed to routine. When she takes a chance and enters a contest meant for brides and wins, she has to face the reality of what happens when dreams get ahead of real life. I found Katie to be charming, her family to be hilarious, and the circumstances the characters face to be delightful. I can relate to Katie, being from a small town myself, and enjoyed the growth that comes with figuring out whether to stay where you're comfortable or to take a risk on something new. There were a few things that seemed a little...far fetched to me (I won't mention them so I don't spoil anything) but I tried to just take them in stride with the story. I also wish I could have seen more details about the handsome pro-basketball player, but I have suspicions on why there wasn't more about him in this particular book. I liked the secondary plot involving Katie's family as well. Janice really pulls off the close family dynamics and adds quite a bit of humor that pulls you along. I would say that I felt there was a bit too much telling vs. showing in my opinion. Granted, we're in Katie's point of view the whole time so it's only natural, but I would have loved less "and then we talked about" statements. All in all, it was a delightful, easy read. Lighthearted and fun with just enough romance to pull you along but enough plot to keep you going as well. I'd recommend this to fans of comedy, romantic comedy, and romance. Rating: 4* Originally posted on my blog: http://eahendryx.blogspot.com/2015/12/every-bride-needs-groom-by-janice.html __________________________ I received a free copy of this book for review purposes, but was under no obligation to read the book or post a review. I do so under my own motivation and the opinions I have expressed in this review are honest and entirely my own.
Barb00 More than 1 year ago
Every Bride Needs a Groom by Author Janice Thompson captured my interest and was so fun and enjoyable to read. I love the small town setting and the unique characters. As I was reading this book with its twists and turns, I was smiling and the storyline is a delight. The bride won her wedding dress but lost her groom. You never know what will happen next. Author Janice Thompson was excellent in writing a marvelous novel that not only captivated me, but was fun to read. Every Bride Needs a Groom is Book One in the Brides With Style series. I highly recommend reading this book and looking forward to Book Two in this series. I received a complimentary copy from the publisher through NetGalley in exchange for my honest review. This review is one hundred percent my own opinion.
lsnlj More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson is a new to me author. I love her fun writing style. Her ability to grab your interest, make you laugh and feel a part of a town and family. Every Bride Needs A Groom is book one in Brides with Style series. I look forward to reading the others. Katie Fisher is a small town girl that has always dreamed of a wonderful wedding. She knows she will marry the man she has been dating for years. When He decides they need a break the same week she finds she won an amazing wedding dress, what will she do. As she decides to 'face it like a man' and come clean with the bridal shop she is not prepared for all the staff at the shop, especially the handsome pro basketball player, Brady James. Brady James is a pro basketball player and a family man, while recovering from knee surgery he gladly helps his mom in her shop. When Katie Fisher comes in so does all the drama of small town meets big city. When the truth is revealed will he be able to forgive her and maybe open his heart to a new adventure. This novel is full of fun, family, comedy, tradition and spontaneity. If you enjoy contemporary Christian Romance with a dash of laughter you will love this one. I was given a copy of this novel from net galley for my honest opinion.
GHott More than 1 year ago
Katie Fisher had been waiting forever for her boyfriend, Casey, to propose. She’s been planning this wedding since she was six! But something isn’t quite right. Casey is being evasive about the future. He’s disappearing, forgetting to call, and isn’t including her in his long term plans. Maybe entering the contest for the couture gown and chance to be on the magazine cover was a bad idea… Hott Review: ​I absolutely love the wisdom Katie’s grandmother doles out!! This book is worth every penny and several reads just for that. She very concisely tells Katie how to tell whether Casey is worth waiting for and reminds her how to ask God to guide her. More… Source: Netgalley Publisher & Date: April 21st 2015 by Fleming H. Revell Company Genre: Contemporary Christian Romance Pages: 336 Grade: A Ages: 16+ Steam: Older YA Setting: Texas Series: Brides With Style #1
TBCN More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson kicks off another fun and thought-provoking series in a small town I wanted to visit with quirky characters I instantly loved. In the middle of planning a wedding and all the changes marriage brings she causes readers to take a closer look at family, relationships and change. I liked that and the fact that this author took readers into a wedding boutique where Cosmopolitan wedding dress designer does her creating. Do you want a great escape and a story that makes you smile from ear to ear. This book is it. I highly recommend this novel for Fun, fun, fun! I look forward to the next book in the series Every Bride Gets Confused, out October 2015. Disclosure of Material Connection: #AD Sponsor Revell I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising” Nora St Laurent TBCN Where Book Fun Begins www.bookfun.org The Book Club Network blog www.psalm516.blogspot.com Book Fun Magazine www.bookfunmagazine.com
Fitzysmom More than 1 year ago
If you ever find yourself in a bit of a grumpy state just pick up a book by Janice Thompson and you are sure to snap out of it. Janice's stories are filled with quirky characters that find themselves in some of the most hilarious situations. In Every Bride Needs A Groom we meet small-town girl Katie Fisher. She's been dating her boyfriend Casey forever and assumes that of course he is about to pop the question. Katie has been daydreaming and planning her fairy-tale wedding down to the last little detail. When her cousin Lori-Lou talks her into entering a contest to win a couture bridal gown Katie jumps at the chance even though she's technically not even engaged yet. When Casey decides to take a job out of state and says that he thinks they should give their relationship a break Katie is stunned. To make matters even worse she finds out that she is the winner of the bridal gown contest. Did I mention that part of the prize is being featured on the cover of Texas Bride? To most this whole situation would seem like a tragedy. But the story is coming from the very clever mind of Janice Thompson. Prepare to laugh and cringe as the situation continues to spin out of control.  The ensuing tale that follows is truly delightful. Just wait until you meet Katie's grandmother Queenie. The rest of her family is a wonderful mix of crazy . . . good crazy, but still crazy. I can hardly wait to read the next book, Every Girl Gets Confused (October 2015) just to see what the next nutty situation is going to be.  I received a copy of this book to facilitate my review.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
This was the kind of sweet, romantic, Southern romance I've come to expect and love from Janice Thompson. Although I miss Bella and the gang, I can see myself coming to love this group of people just as much. Katie is a small-town girl, who has been planning her wedding since she was a little girl. She's got everything planned out--except for the groom's proposal. She's sure that her long time boyfriend's proposal is coming. Until it doesn't. Casey instead drops a different bomb: he's moving to Oklahoma, and thinks they should take a break. The only problem? Katie has just won a contest for the custom dress of her dreams from the biggest bridal shop in the country. The best part of Thompson's books are always the characters, and this was no different. This was filled with southern charm and sass and humor. I always love how she makes the secondary characters not feel secondary. I love Katie and Brady, but it's the supporting characters that really bring it home. Queenie, Katie's parents, the girls t the bridal shop, Katie's brothers. I love how everyone else also gets a little bit of their own story. Yes, this might be a romance, but it is focused on so much more than just Katie + Brady or Katie + Casey. (And no, there's not really a love triangle, if you hate that sort of thing.) And of course, with all these people, comes the trademark craziness of Thompson's books as well. That is, all the different situations makes for some pretty... interesting times. Which is what made this story so fun and hilarious to read. This was a pretty quick and light read, just your typical perfect romance. It wasn't too fast, or cheesy, but that kind of slow, sweet romance. I can't wait for the second installment.
CaraPutman More than 1 year ago
Love books with humor and romance? Love a heroine who is small town adorable discovering the big city? How about a hunky hero that is out of place yet perfect? If you love all of these, then you have to read Every Bride Needs a Groom. Katie Fisher has big city dreams for her wedding. Now she's won a contest for a dream, designer dress. The only problem? Her groom decided he didn't want to be groom. All her dreams seem to be on hold...while she wonders how to tell the designer that she can't really claim the prize after all. The story is a delightful romp through a bridal shop with all the fun you would expect from a Janice Thompson story. The hero is a fish out of water and yet perfect! The interplay between the two is laced with humor, fireworks, and more. I don't usually like straight romance, but I adore this author's. Her books sing with a humor that has me giggling and a spiritual truth that hits home. The hero and heroine are always surrounded by a great cast of secondary characters...and there's always at least one that keeps me longing for the next book to come out already so I discover her story. This story is multi-layered with change happening in multiple characters.
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PianoLady831 More than 1 year ago
Until connecting with Every Bride Needs a Groom, I didn't realize it was possible to read an entire book with a smile on my face. This is a delightful, laugh-out-loud story with spiritual truths cleverly woven throughout, and I enjoyed every minute spent in reading. Much of the story takes place in the small town of Fairfield, Texas - a charming southern community that Janice has very effectively put on the map. Anyone who has had the pleasure to visit the Fairfield area might recognize a couple of local places that feature prominently in the story - namely, Sam's Restaurant and Dairy Queen. To say that Katie and Brady are delightful is putting it mildly. The idea of a young girl planning and dreaming of her perfect wedding day is something a lot of readers can easily identify with, but Katie took it to the extreme of focusing entirely on the wedding and not so much on the guy who would surely ask for her hand in marriage any day now. Usually it's the heroes that I quickly connect with, but it was Katie in this story. Brady, an injured 6'4" point guard for the Dallas Mavericks, is a fascinating leading man and I hope to see his character developed more fully in the next book. This story has some wonderfully quirky secondary characters that I absolutely loved. In fact, if I didn't know better, I'd say that Janice was inspired by some "colorful" people in my own North Georgia family tree. When Katie's Aunt Alva said, "Well, cut off my legs and call me shorty," I could just hear a cousin's voice. And I had to laugh out loud as Katie reflected on the large church where Lori-Lou worshipped . . . Let's just say that my ancestors would totally agree with Katie's Mama! "They called the large metal building with its massive parking lot and drum-infused music a megachurch. No doubt Mama would've called it a rock and roll concert and would've scheduled an appointment with the pastor forthwith to change the structure of the service to include more hymns and fewer flashing lights." Yet, in the midst of all this humor, Janice gently encourages us to examine our own lives. Where are we when it comes to concepts like tradition vs. change, comfort zone vs. the unknown, bitterness vs. forgiveness? Katie runs ahead of God in her planning . . . Boy, does that ever hit close to home! I often felt that, through her characters, Janice was looking me in the eye and saying, "Making plans and taking control of your own life . . . Hmm. So, how's that workin' out for you?" I love it when a story thoroughly entertains, but causes me to reflect at the same time, and that is exactly what this story did. For its entertainment value, laughter, and southern charm, I highly recommend Every Bride Needs a Groom. Katie and Brady's road to happiness hasn't been fully paved yet; in fact, I suspect there may be a few bumps on that road. I eagerly anticipate book #2, Every Girl Gets Confused, which releases in October 2015. Does that title foreshadow what's to come, or not?! Thank you to Revell for providing a copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
HeartofaBookWorm More than 1 year ago
OH. MY. GOSH! I LOVED this book!! I LOVED this family and all their quirkiness !! I could totally relate on certain parts and when it came to Queenie and Aunt Alva, well, I felt as if I was reading a story about my great grandmother and her family. A woman, whom I absolutely adored!! I just fell in love with Alva & Queenie!! They were so funny and full of spit & vinegar, (as my great grandmother would say). Deep in their hearts they find that their love for one another is so strong, and can heal even the deepest of wounds! Katie is a doll! She is so down to earth and loves her family, and her home town, with everything in her. Her aspirations for her future are like that of so many young girls! You date the same guy forever and so, of course, the next step is to marry him, have kids, and live in your small town forever! Katie's Mom and Dad love her and her brothers and hope that all the kids choose to stay in Fairfield. But when things don't go according to Katie's "plan" she embarks on a new journey in a new city.   This journey takes her to Dallas and to a Bridal Studio owned by one of the very best designers in the business! All of the employees at the Studio just fall in love w/Katie.  Brady, the Owner's son, plays professional basketball but is out due to knee issues. He has agreed to temporarily help out his Mom in the bridal studio. Brady and Katie develop a great friendship, as well as all of the girls that work at the studio! It's like a whole new family for Katie! But will she be able to forget her first love? The more time she spends with Brady the more she begins to let go of her past and look forward to her future! Will that future include Brady? I am so grateful to have read & reviewed this book! I laughed out loud too many times to count! I fell in love with these families and highly recommend this book to ANY & ALL!! Thanks Revell for allowing me this book in exchange for my honest review!!  It's a VERY HIGH 5 ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥'s
simpleharvestreads More than 1 year ago
Every Bride Needs A Groom is a fun and charming book that is a fast paced read. Cute titles for each chapter and a quote from a famous person sets the theme for each chapter. The southern nuances add to the charm and makes the storyline believable. The characters are quite the characters which makes the book an interesting read. The family dynamic casts tension throughout the book but reminds you of southern values where love and family are cherished.  Thompson weaves humor into the story as well and some places had me laughing until I cried. Every Bride Needs A Groom makes you yearn for small town life where you can meet at the local Dairy Queen on Friday nights.  If you enjoy reading Christian romance, you will love this sweet story.  I rate this book a 5 out of 5. Thank you to Revell Publishers for a free copy of Every Bride Needs a Groom in exchange for my honest review.  No monetary compensation was given and all opinions expressed in this review are my own.
VicG More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson in her new book, “Every Bride Needs a Groom” Book One in the Brides with Style series published by Revell introduces us to Katie Fisher. From the back cover: Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding–the groom. Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale 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? Anyway, she’s sure he’ll be getting down on one knee any time now. And a one-of-a-kind designer dress doesn’t just fall out of the sky right when you need it. But when Katie’s boyfriend takes a job in another town and breaks up with her–on the very same day she wins her dream dress–her world is turned upside down. Dare she go to Dallas to claim her prize? And will the hunky pro basketball player who runs the beyond-swanky bridal shop–yeah, you read that right–discover her humiliating secret if she does? Don’t you just love the title, “Every Bride Needs a Groom”? I believe for someone to be a bride a man has had to propose first. Katie now has the dress but the man she thought was going to propose left her. Now she has to go and get the dress but what is she going to do with it? Janice Thompson kicks off her new series with a bang. It really does look as though all is lost and Katie is going to have to suffer some real humiliation and shame. However God is involved in this story and He never wants us to have that, instead He wants for us to experience joy and victory. This book is all about family. All the characters are likable and Ms. Thompson has a way of bringing you into the story and making the characters lives very real. This is a very enjoyable read and I am looking forward to the next book in this series. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Revell Publishers. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
Virginiaw More than 1 year ago
I don't usually enjoy plain romances that but but I can't say that now.  This was so good.  I laughed on almost every page.  Katie and Brady were great together.  It was fun to see how small towns and big towns can be equal when it comes to marriages.  It would have been fun to win a designer wedding dress.  I look forward to the next book in the series.  I received this book from Revell reads for a fair and honest opinion.
cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
It's about time I dived into another contemporary romance with Janice Thompson! While it seems I must have missed a few titles of hers in the last year (9-month old baby preoccupation maybe?) I'm delighted to have my hands the first in a new series! Also you should stay tuned, as I'm going to be going through my Janice archives for both contemporary and historical novels to add them to my review database to be more easily found in searches and archive lists! On other days, you might catch me thrilled about the Marvel Cinematic Universe with all the overlapping stories. But on days like today you'll find me thrilled about the Brides in Texas or Galveston Weddings novelized universe! (Okay, so perhaps novelized is not quite the right word, but you get the point right?) Janice has written a handful of delightful series and over a dozen books that all intersect. Some with complete side by side stories and others with just a mention of previous beloved characters. Well we have another here with a mention even of Bella! If you haven't read the Weddings by Bella series, you definitely should put it on your list. Each novel from Janice can easily be read and stand alone on it's own merit, but they are so fun and full of laughter and joy that you'll want desperately to read more and luckily she's racking up quite the book list to allow you do so! Every Bride Needs a Groom is laugh-out-loud worthy and full of friendships. My goodness doesn't all of these books need to be made into a TV series. I know I'd watch it! Every girl dreams of her fairy tale wedding a little bit right? Well our character Katie is a little over the top obsessed with it and has the boyfriend, but no proposal. Yet she enters to win the dress of her dreams in preparation... and then he breaks up with her to follow his career elsewhere. Hmm... Disaster in the making? Or a set up for a creative and inventive plot to keep the pages turning and the grin on your face? What do you think? ;)
ARS8 More than 1 year ago
Every Bride Needs a Groom is a cute, often funny story of a young woman named Katie who has been dreaming of her wedding day since she was a little girl. Growing up in a close knit family and a small town where change is frowned upon, Katie wholeheartedly expects her boyfriend to propose any day. Going on that assumption, she enters an essay writing contest for the dress of her dreams. The same day she is notified as the winner, Casey, her boyfriend drops a bombshell. He is moving out of their small town of Fairfield, Texas and going to Oklahoma. Not knowing what to do she decides to go ahead and head to Dallas and the bridal shop to let them no she has no groom. Against her better judgement, she listens to the advice of others to keep the no groom, no wedding a secret and go ahead with the plans of the dress. What ensues is a hilarious, heartfelt change of heart. Not just for Katie, but her whole family and even some of the town. This story had me laughing out loud many times on how hard parents try to hang on to their children and never wanting to go against the norm. Family is very important, however sometimes it is ok for all of them to let go and follow their dreams, old and new. And Katie realizes there just may be another one in the running for her groom. This was an all-around feel good story that had some very poignant moments. It ended well even and there is a sequel. Ms. Thompson gives us a little taste of the next one with the first chapter of Every Girl Gets Confused. I look forward to it. I received my copy for an honest review from Revell Publishing and the opinions are my own.
Shay14 More than 1 year ago
Any book that starts with "that whole thing about being a big fish in a small pond is more than just a saying, at least in my neck of the woods," is going to be a great book in my opinion! And this is definitely a great book! I loved it from start to finish. The description of the setting made me want to come to dinner at Sam's with Queenie and the whole Fisher gang. The story elicited Southern Charm from beginning to end, and I loved every minute of it!  Katie Fisher is beauty, grace, and humbleness rolled into one young lady that only a small town can produce. I loved her character. She was witty, smart, funny, and had a strong faith that she tried to live every day. Brady James is a down to earth pro basketball player that has no problem showing his Faith to the world. With sparks flying from the very start, how could I not enjoy this sweet love story! Madge, Twiggy, Courtney, and Dahlia provided excellent secondary characters and their antics had me rolling! The message of the story was incorporated very well. "Don't worry about what hasn't happened. Set your sights on what's gonna happen." Sometimes, as Christians, we get so ahead of ourselves, wanting what we don't have or waiting for something that might not even happen. Slow down! Embrace what God has for you in this moment, but don't get stuck in a rut. Keep growing and changing. Don't become stagnant. Most of all, follow the path the Lord directs you to follow. Overall, if you're looking for a faith based, sweet southern charm story, this is the one for you. *I received a copy of this book from the publisher through the Revell Reads blogging program in exchange for my honest review.*
J_Augustine More than 1 year ago
Janice Thompson at her best! Janice Thompson does it again! Every Bride Needs A Groom is hysterically funny while still bringing truths, sometimes a little irreverently, forward. I'm a fan of Janice's, especially the Weddings By Design series, so I was thrilled to see she had a new series coming out. Then I saw the title. Boy, did it strike my funny bone. I just HAD to read it! Every Bride Needs A Groom introduces readers to the Fisher family in all of their predictable, routine..... zaniness. Katie leads a safe, boring, predictable life, she even has every detail of her wedding planned out before her boyfriend has even proposed. But God doesn't leave Katie in comfort zone any more than He leaves those of us in real life. Nope, He takes Katie, and us, in totally unexpected directions. The cover is pretty and matches the story. But, Oh! It's the pages inside that are so deliciously fun to read! This book is like a filled cupcake, pretty decorations on a mound of frosting but the real treat is in the middle. Janice Thompson is a master at romantic comedy, she knows how to catch reader's attention and then keep them giggling until the last page. I really enjoyed Every Bride Needs A Groom and am definitely looking forward to book two! But can I manage to wait THAT long??? (I received a copy of this book from Revell Reads in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are entirely my own.)
Blooming-with-Books More than 1 year ago
Fun escape with a book... Every Bride Needs a Groom   A Brides with Style Novel # 1   by Janice Thompson   Katie Fisher is living for her wedding.  She's been planning it almost before she could talk or walk.  And she's sure as can be that Casey is going to pop the question any minute now.  She's so sure that she enters the Texas Bride magazine's contest to win the wedding dress of her dreams. One problem with her dream wedding - Casey has other plans and they don't involve placing a ring on Katie's finger anytime soon, if ever.  What's a girl to do when she gets the dress of her dreams on the very day her dreams are shattered.   Every Bride Needs a Groom is a fun and entertaining story that will keep you waiting to see what happens next.  Katie's family is a riot.  First there's her grandmother Queenie who won't speak to or about her sister Alva and has a problem with the Presbyterian church but not with Presbyterians (a long story that even Katie doesn't know).  Then there is her cousin Lori-Lou who gave Katie the idea to enter the contest in the first place.  And Katie's brothers Dewey, Jasper, and Beau just add to the fun.   If you want to have a fun and relaxing week-end read Every Bride Needs a Groom is the perfect book for you and be prepared for a few laughs.  And the excerpt from the second book in this series is definitely a teaser that will put book 2 on your TBR (to be read) list. I was provided with a copy of this book by Revell through the Revell Reads blogger program in exchange for my honest review.