Monday, May 18, 2015

Book Review: Every Bride Needs A Groom

Every Bride Needs a Groom (Brides With Style, #1)Author: Janice Thompson
Publication Date: April 21, 2015
Publisher: Revell Books
Series: Brides with Style # 1

Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in "Texas Bride" magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town--the very same day Katie wins her dream dress--her world is turned upside down. Should she claim her prize? And will the hunky former pro-basketball player who runs the swanky Dallas bridal shop--yeah, you read that right--catch on to her humiliation if she does? 

Janice Thompson designs a romance sure to delight, with plenty of fish-out-of-water moments, a hilarious supporting cast, and more of the wedding biz world her readers adore.

That whole thing about being a big fish in a small pond is more than just a saying, at least in my neck of the woods.

When you grow up in a sweeter-than-peaches town like Fairchild, Texas, you find yourself captivated by the love of family, friends, and neighbors.

In the Fisher family, we celebrated traditions that went back dozens, if not hundreds, of years. 
This story hit so close to home with me. The story is about a young girl who has long dreamed of her wedding day and the planning and frills that go along with it. Katie Fisher thinks she has it all planned out, wedding including, when her long-time boyfriend suddenly breaks up with her and moves away. Katie is devastated, especially because she has just entered a contest that makes her eligible for the wedding dress of her dreams. Imagine her shock when she wins. Katie is forced to make some tough decisions, but eventually decides to embark on a new journey! Katie Fisher was a doll. The reason that I started this review by saying that this book hit close to home is because Katie is a small town southern girl, with close ties to family, and plans for her gorgeous dream wedding day – nothing could possibly remind me of myself more!

I loved the small town that Katie was from and the quirky people that made up her family and the new ones she met along the way. The atmosphere surrounding Katie, her family, and friends is so cozy and completely relatable. Katie’s character will be such an inspiration to all readers because of her willingness to embrace her faith and overcome the challenge that she is unexpectedly facing. Family was also very important to Katie and this made me love her all the more. I value family with all I have and I think it was so amazing to see Thompson weave the theme of family and comfort into this story so vividly. This was a fast-paced read that made me want to relive my wedding day all over again!

***A free copy of this book was provided to me by the publishers at Revell Books in exchange for my honest review***

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