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Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Picture Perfect...Review

About the book:
Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers--a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.

With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

Like everything I've read by Janice Thompson, Picture Perfect is just plain fun romantic comedy.  Hannah is feisty and spirited and determined to be the best wedding photographer on Galveston Island.  Because Bella Neeley is the premier wedding planner, Hannah wants to impress her and earn the top spot on Bella's recommended photographer list.  Jealous of Drew Kincaid, her competition drives Hannah into some funny, awkward situations.  And instead of a coveted photographer position, Hannah soon discovers something more, love and friendship and the importance of family.

Christian without being preachy, this is a fantastic story about love and friendship and family and introduced some fantastic new characters into Bella's world.

I love Janice Thompson's writing and I loved the Weddings by Bella and Backstage Pass series', so it was delightful to visit Bella and the Rossi family again.  This is the first in the Weddings by Design series and while it stands alone well, it's all the more richer if you've read the other two series and met characters previously introduced.

Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group. Thanks to Donna from Baker Publishing for the opportunity to review this book.  You can learn more about Janice Thompson here. You can purchase your own copy here.

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4/5 Stars


  1. You are so right, Holly: This book is SO good. :) Janice sure can write a terrific, Texas-big romantic comedy. :)

  2. I would love to get behind the scenes of the wedding business, and I love the fact that it's Christian, but not preachy. Often, I stay away from Christian fiction because I feel like it can be sanctimonious. This sounds like a great series, but I think I will start with the first one!!

  3. This sounds fun. Thanks for sharing.