Monday, April 27, 2015

For every Bride there is a Groom

Southern charm entices us to many a book, but southern charm mixed with the perfect amount of humor, secrets, and God’s love you have a recipe for the next greatest book series.

A brides with style is the latest book series by Janice Thompson, and though I am a new fan to her work I know from this one book I am greatly encouraged to read more!

Now, Katie Fisher appears to have the perfect life, perfect town, perfect family, even the perfect boyfriend. So planning ahead for her wedding day, even if her boyfriend of six years hasn’t popped the question yet, doesn’t seem all that far fetched to her. When Katie’s cousin Lori-Lou encourages her to enter in a contest for a wedding dress by the best designer in Dallas Katie gives it a shot, never dreaming she would actually win the contest.

Janice spread warmth and love into the little town of Fairfield, giving the type of people we think of when we dream of a tiny paradise, but also making sure not to make small town life sound like the only way of life. I loved how she puts a quote at the beginning of each chapter, summarizing what the theme of the chapter would be about in a few short words, and just some good advice about life. Using quotes from famous music artists, Johnny Cash, Taylor Swift, and Dolly Parton. My favorite one had to be with the quote from Dolly Parton, in chapter 4, “The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain”

Back to the story of our latest book for a moment. Now winning the chance to make the dress of her dreams Katie believes with a little nudge Casey Lawson will pop the question at last, and upon making a surprise visit to his house all seems to be in order. That is until he tells her he’s moving away for a job, and that he is breaking up with her. But when he returns for the holidays they’ll see how they feel about each other. Doesn’t offer to take her with him, just expects her to sit there and wait for him. That made me soooooo mad!!! That was probably the author’s intent.

In the Bible, in the book of Luke, there is a verse that I believe fits well with one of the themes in this book,
“The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and all that is secret will be made known” Luke 12:2 NLT
There isn’t any kind of murder or a scandal that no one could ever believe, but to Katie and her family it was a pretty big deal. I enjoyed that Janice did not weigh down the book with too much drama, and stuck to its roots as a light hearted, yet still very meaningful, Christian romance.

That is all I have for you guys, for now. I will be bringing more reviews this summer as more books are released.

I hope to see you guys soon, and I hope you have a blessed day!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, which I have given