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Sunday, February 23, 2014

Revell Blog Tour: The Dream Dress

The Dream Dress (Weddings by Design #3)Author: Janice Thompson
Publication Date: February 18, 2014
Publisher: Revell
Series: Weddings by Design # 3

A seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential presence. Convinced she'll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement--especially from her friend Bella Neeley--to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well. Could it be that she'll have to design her own wedding dress soon?



When a seamstress uses the phrase “coming out of the closet,” it takes on a whole new meaning.

To say the least. The man was more emotional than a mother of the bride on her daughter’s wedding day, and I’d met more than my fair share of those.

They, like my career, were a catastrophic mess, one that no amount of alterations could fix.


The single girl in me smells someone’s yummy cologne here.

A book about weddings when I am planning my own…what could be more perfect? Ever since I was a little girl and I fell in love with the movie The Wedding Planner, I have dreamed of my perfect day and wanted to help other people plan theirs. So, of course, anytime I am given the opportunity to read a book about weddings, bridal boutiques, or heroines like Gabi who dream of having their own wedding dress line, I am immediately in heaven! This book offered all of that and so much more. Gabi Delgado has big dreams and even bigger doubts, but in this charming and cozy read she finds the power to pursue her dreams and so much more!

This book is perfect for any woman who loves a girly read filled with loveable characters, lots of wedding talk, and a cozy feel that will have you wanting more as soon as you turn the last page. This book is an easy, fast read and left me with a light, fluffy feeling. It is beautifully written and the eloquent language often made me stop and pause, taking in everything I had previously read before. I could not recommend this book more. I was reminded of Nora Roberts’ bridal series, that I cannot remember the name of at the moment.

The message behind this book is very inspirational as well and completely feasible. Our heroine, Gabi, has the dream of owning her own dress designs. She often gets discouraged, but what red-blooded American doesn’t? This is a motivational story about having enough faith to go out on a limb and make your dreams come true. And I cannot forget to mention that this book does have its fair share of romance as well!


***I received a free copy of this book from the publishers at Revell in exchange for my honest review***

2 comments:

Rissi said...

This series is sweet and of course, it has a flair all its own that is unique to Janice Thompson's voice. Glad you enjoyed it, too, Chelsey! :)

Janice said...

Such sweet comments! Thank you so much!

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