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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fools Rush In...Review

About the book:
Bella Rossi may be nearing thirty, but her life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding planning business, Bella is determined not to let them down. She quickly books a "Boot Scoot'n" wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch--she's a country music numbskull because her family only listens to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Where will she find a DJ on such short notice who knows his Alan Jackson from his Keith Urban?

When a misunderstanding leads her to the DJ (and man) of her dreams, things start falling into place. But with a family like hers, nothing is guaranteed. Can the perfect Texan wedding survive a pizza-making uncle with mob ties, an aunt who is a lawsuit waiting to happen, and a massive delivery of 80 cowboy boots? And will Bella ever get to plan her own wedding?

Book one in the Weddings by Bella series, Fools Rush In is fun, fresh, and full of surprises. Readers will love the flavorful combination of Italian and Tex-Mex, and the hilarity that ensues when cultures clash.

Fun. This was simply a fun book to read. I don't normally love first person narrative, but Bella is terrific. Her voice is funny and poignant. Her family is typically Italian: loud, boisterous, involved and loving. She's given the family wedding-planning business and to make it her own, decides to host themed weddings. Her first one is a down-home cowboy wedding that threatens to take on a life of its own. But, God and family prevail and Bella finds not only herself, but a life of her own.

I loved Bella and D.J. I loved her family and his family and the two coming together: the fiery, passionate Italians and the fiery passionate, Texans. You've gotta love them both! And, while it's a wee bit predictable and while everything wraps up neatly, it nevertheless is a charming, fun read. I read it in an evening, simply because I was enthralled and enjoying it so much. I can totally see this book on the screen. It would be a terrific chick-flick film. I can't wait for this series to continue.

Thanks to Donna Hausler from the Baker Publishing Group for the opportunity to review this book. You can find out more about Janice Thompson here. You can purchase your own copy here.

Read 9/06

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5/5 Stars


  1. This looks like an awesome book! I'll definitely add it to my list! Thanks!

  2. Holllllly,

    You forgot to leave your email address when you signed up for my drawing. Would you come back and post your address? I'd hate to leave you out, but I've gotten to be a bear about those rules. :)