Sunday, May 22, 2016

Janice Thompson: Every Bride Has Her Day

By Kelly Bridgewater

Katie Fisher is ecstatic. Pro basketball star Brady James has proposed, and she can't wait to start planning their life together. She's confident she'll make it down the aisle this time--but it still may be easier said than done. A high-society Houston bride has Katie and the Cosmopolitan Bridal team scrambling to get the perfect dress done in time for her spectacular wedding. Meanwhile, Katie finds herself bombarded with everyone's competing visions regarding her own special day--and she's beginning to worry that her own ideas will get lost in the crossfire. Will she ever manage to settle all of the details for her perfect day? Or will bridal shop chaos and overzealous friends and family make a mess of everything?
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My Review:

I have enjoyed reading the first two books in the Brides with Style series by Janice Thompson. I enjoyed seeing Katie struggle as she tried to figure out if she wanted to marry Casey or Brady. With the conclusion to the series in Every Bride Has Her Day, Thompson has created a touching feel good story that fans of contemporary romance will enjoy.

The story interacts with Katie and Brady as they finalize their plans for their wedding. The story begins right after the proposal from the second book and ends after their actual wedding. While the story is predictable, the familiar characters brought a good feeling to me as the reader. I enjoyed getting lost in Dallas and Fairfield with the numerous characters who have populated all three stories.

Thompson does a good job at using simple, easy to follow language to invite me into the story. I saw the bridal shop, the different churches, and the numerous weddings that took place without having to stretch my imagination at all. Thompson really shines when describing a  wedding. I never once doubted her terminology for the wedding dress material.

While Thompson does a good job at bringing back into the fold of the story from the first chapter of Every Bride Has Her Day, I felt like the story was a little too happy for me. There was a little conflict at the beginning of the story, but then it got solved, and the story was rainbows and unicorns for the rest of the book. Too much happiness for me. But that is just my humble opinion.

Overall, fans of the first two books by Janice Thompson will be happy to return and watch Katie reach her happily ever after. Thompson reminded me that a wedding is about the people who come and see you, not on how much money someone spends on the event. Glad I didn't have an expensive wedding, but I have a great marriage, which is what matters in the end.

I received a complimentary copy of Every Bride Has Her Day by Janice Thompson and the opinions stated are all my own.

My Rating:  4 out of 5 Stars

Do you enjoy reading a story where there is no conflict and every character is happy where they reach their goals? Why or why not?

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