The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story

The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story

by Katie Ganshert

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780310395980
Publisher: Zondervan
Publication date: 09/29/2015
Series: A Year of Weddings Novella
Sold by: HarperCollins Publishing
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 122
Sales rank: 407,811
File size: 2 MB
Age Range: 18 Years

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The Perfect Arrangement: An October Wedding Story 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 7 reviews.
itsraymarie More than 1 year ago
I loved this one. It was fun and cute. I am more than ready for fall to come, and this one perfectly sets the tone for fall. I love stories set in flower shops (almost as much as bakeries) and so this was just perfect. Amelia owns a flower shop in a quaint little town. She's quite happy with her life, until she rear-ends a guy... while spying on her ex's wedding. She quickly flees the scene, but this starts up an email exchange with the guy, who is cute and fun and just great to talk to. But she hasn't told him who she is or what she was doing that day. I loved Amelia. She was fun and spunky and totally honest about the fact that she was a young cat lady, more than content to spend her days with her flowers and her nights with her cat and Netflix. I loved the email exchanges. They were fun and cute and I loved their interactions. I will say, I feel like a big deal was made out of the brother's fiancée thing, and then it was dropped with no resolution. I mean, there was kinda, but not really. I also felt like the whole ex's wedding thing was drawn out too much. But other than this was a super fun and cute story and I loved every minute of it.
Heidi_Reads More than 1 year ago
My favorite thing about this novella is the letters Amelia and Nick exchange online- they are full of honesty, quirkiness and a love for classic films. The cuteness totally reminded me of the movie You've Got Mail (except they are not enemies in real life) and they even reference The Shop Around the Corner which it's based on. Amelia is the perfect balance of hot mess and capable businesswoman- completely lovable. The fact that she runs a flower shop is absolutely perfect- it's one of my future dreams :) Nick seems too good to be true, although he does tell Amelia some of his shortcomings in his emails. He quickly grows to adore Amelia, but is also charmingly hesitant about pressuring her to meet. Their real-life interactions are full of tension and chemistry, and their mannerisms make the story come to life. Definitely one of my favorites from the Year of Weddings novella series! (Thank you to Zondervan Publishing for a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review)
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GHott More than 1 year ago
I LOVED The Perfect Arrangement!! What I liked: I loved everything about this, the story, the characters, the romance. It’s an all-around great afternoon read. Amelia has had what many would consider a rough life, but she smiles and keeps moving forward with a positive attitude. She also manages to get herself into some funny but real predicaments. One of my favorite things about the book are the references to old movies. The romance and fun in their personalities really shines through in these illustrations. What I didn’t like: It was over WAY TOO SOON!
Madison-s_Library More than 1 year ago
The Perfect Arrangement is a sweet and highly enjoyable romance. Amelia is well on the way to being an unmarried, crazy cat woman. And she's pretty okay with that considering she is far more comfortable at home with a stack of old movies and Baxter, her cat, for company. So it stings a little knowing her ex (and only) boyfriend is getting married to someone else, which is why she just has to do a covert drive-by. And when her baby brother announces he's going to marry the girl he has only known a few months, it has her worried, especially when she sees said fiancée with another guy. But really, she couldn't be happier with her life as a florist. But Amelia can't help falling a little for Nate (the guy she crashed her car into when doing aforementioned drive-by) when they connect via email. He is charming, funny and shares her love of old movies. There's just one problem - Nate doesn't know that they first met when Amelia was satisfying her curiosity about her ex-boyfriend's wedding. What a sweet romance. The Perfect Arrangement is perfectly paced, with enough swoon to last the pages and yet a few delicious complications to keep the tension high. Novellas, I believe must be written differently to full length novels so that they feel complete, neither rushed nor lacking backstory or character depth. The Perfect Arrangement does this ... well, perfectly. A large portion of the book is told through the emails Nate and Amelia exchange, as well as a few between Amelia and her best friend Rachel. They compliment the story so well, growing the attraction between Nate and Amelia in a meaningful way. The cute flirting encased in the words they share about old movies, their families and their jobs is totally heartwarming. The writing itself is simple, but totally effective. It wasn't long before I was swept away by the story and encased in Amelia's little home town and life. I couldn't help but relate to Amelia in her tendency to over-apologise, prefer her own company over that of large social gatherings and her sad past. But her great outlook on life and the way she counted her blessings instead of troubles was inspiring. I also loved the foray into Amelia's world of floristry and all the little mentions of different flower types and special bouquets. I haven't previously read any of Ganshert's full-length novels, which I will be sure to rectify immediately as she clearly displays in The Perfect Arrangement her ability to write engaging contemporary stories, with relatable characters and heartfelt romance. The publishers provided a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
BrittanyMc More than 1 year ago
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. I received a complimentary copy of this book through BookLook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.
More_Than_A_Review More than 1 year ago
The Perfect Arrangement Sept 29 is my favorite novella this year! Amelia is adorable. She owns a flower shop that used to belong to her mom in a small town where everyone knows everyone’s business. She is spying on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding when she rear ends a car that belongs to Nate. He appears to be a guest at the wedding. This is the catalyst for Amelia and Nate to communicate online. It reminded me of You’ve Got Mail or Goodnight Tweetheart. Their online communication was delightful. I understood Amelia’s concern that Nate would think she's not nearly as appealing in real life. I highly recommend The Perfect Arrangement if you like an adorable couple, sweet non-verbal communication and great chemistry. You can see my full review at More Than a Review dot com where I rate the level of sex, violence, language and drug/alcohol use in books.