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It Had to Be You (Weddings by Bella Series #3)
     

It Had to Be You (Weddings by Bella Series #3)

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by Janice Thompson
 

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Bella couldn't be happier that her long-feuding Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lazarro have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy--and an old mobster from New Jersey--life starts to get complicated. Will Lazarro's friend

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Bella couldn't be happier that her long-feuding Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lazarro have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy--and an old mobster from New Jersey--life starts to get complicated. Will Lazarro's friend from the past drive the happy couple apart once more? And will Bella ever have time to think of her own rapidly-approaching wedding amidst the chaos?
Full of laugh-out-loud humor, plenty of Italian passion, and a bit of Texas gumption, It Had to Be You is the satisfying conclusion to an entertaining series.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Wedding planner Bella Rossi (Fools Rush In; Swinging on a Star) is up to her eyeballs in Italian relatives and chaos as she plans the wedding of her once-feuding Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lorenzo. With all of the hoopla, will she have time to plan her own upcoming nuptials? Hilarity ensues as cultures clash and former mob connections resurface on the way to wedded bliss. VERDICT This romantic comedy is full of laugh-out-loud moments as Texas and Italian cultures meet. The emphasis on ethnicity and family dynamics is sure to appeal to fans of Adriana Trigiani's more secular Lucia, Lucia.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781441212047
Publisher:
Baker Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/2010
Series:
Weddings by Bella Series , #3
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
231,054
File size:
715 KB

Meet the Author

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and native Texan. An experienced wedding coordinator herself, Thompson brings alive in her books the everyday drama and humor of getting married. She is the author of Fools Rush In and Swinging on a Star. She lives in Texas.
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.

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It Had to Be You 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 213 reviews.
OkapiMA More than 1 year ago
Felt like a lot was thrown into this book but I believe that was the point. In this book Bella is getting Rosa & Larz's wedding organized, her own, then of course a few more are thrown in...quite a few actually. Of course there is drama when Sal the mobster friend of Larz's makes some unwelcomed comments about Larz getting married but I don't want to ruin the story. Another good book in the series. I believe this is the last book in the series... but I'm not 100% sure the ending with all the other potential wedding on the horizion left me wondering if there'd be more. Just found her Blog & I quote: July 13, 2011 4:52 PM Janice Thompson said... "Thank you so much! I'm actually writing four more books that will include Bella, DJ and the whole gang as sub-characters. The series is called "Bridal Biz" and is about four people in the bridal business--a cake decorator, a florist, a wedding dress designer and a photographer. What fun! In this series, Bella and DJ will have a couple of children. Can you imagine?!"
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Just finished the first book and bought number two. Cant wait to watch bella marry that cowboy....i hope. Love the author. Great seres. Inspires me to be a better woman of God. Thank you to the author.
kimba88 More than 1 year ago
The third in the Weddings by Bella series, a warm funny faith based book on an italian family in Texas. Family from Italy come to visit, as well as an old friend from NJ with ties to the Mob. This family will have you laughing and crying. An easy, feel good story.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Reading this book right now! I cant put it down! I really wish that Janice would continue the Rossi family story! I have fallen in love with Bella, DJ, and the whole Rossi clan! WE NEED MORE OF THEM JANICE!!!!!! This is the best book so far! It is really suspenseful and keeps you wanting more! Love the story and cant wait ti finish reading to see what Bellas wedding is like!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Found the first book very randomly, read it and loved it. Was so happy to see there were more after reading the first! Loved the series! The Rossi's are so easy to fall in love with. The problems Bella faces are definately a page turner, always wondering what will happen next. By the way this book ended, wasnt so sure it was the last of the series.. Left a lot on the line with little to no details!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have enjoyed all of the books in the series to this point very much. Bella always has a fun dilema to make the book a fast read.
debbie67 More than 1 year ago
What a likeable story. So glad I picked it up!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I just endded the 3rd & last book. I have loved them all & hopes she writes more.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for all ages! ( 11 and up). This a Christan romance where two people who love Jesus meet up and find true love! I enjoyed this book so much! That I cant believe I just finished the best series EVER! READ THE SERIES YOU WONT REGRET IT!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
She is supposed to be writing a couple more with the same characters but a different series name. I cant wait because i honestly enjoyed this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love faith based romance stories.
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As a native Houstonian I love this series. Hate that it's over.
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bikernana59 More than 1 year ago
This is a great series!! loved every minute of it!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great book, from a great series. Would recommend for all readers
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Half-BloodPrince More than 1 year ago
Better than good. Give Thompson a try!
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I am a lover of Christian Fiction, if you like Romance and Love Jesus this series is for you!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved this series!