Every Bride Needs a Groom: A Novel by Janice ThompsonEvery Bride Needs a Groom: A Novel by Janice Thompson

Every Bride Needs a Groom: A Novel

byJanice Thompson

Paperback | March 23, 2015

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Readers will laugh-out-loud at this romantic comedy by the popular author of the Weddings by Bella series about an unlikely bridal shop owner and a bride in need of a groom.
Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series...
Title:Every Bride Needs a Groom: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:336 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.27 inPublished:March 23, 2015Publisher:Baker PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0800723996

ISBN - 13:9780800723996


Rated 4 out of 5 by from Hilarious Start to a New Series! Author: Janice Thompson Publishing House/Publication Date: Revell/2015 Genres: Christian Fiction; Inspirational Romance; Comedy Time Period: Modern Day Number of Pages: 368 Series: Book #1 in the 'Brides with Style' series You should read this book if… You are looking for a story of "Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters". As Ms. Thompson states on her website, "I hope you love to laugh, because I make it my goal to tickle your funny bone at every turn in my light-hearted tales." One more little delight is that each chapter opens with a quote by a different, famous country singer, and each chapter title is named after a song by country singer-songwriter Loretta Lynn (who also plays a key role in the novel). Tone and Mood: Written in an easy-breezy style, this book overflows with personality, humor, and quirkiness. Nearly every scene is permeated with a comedy created by placing a humorous spin on ordinary situations. Yes, the hilarity is sometimes over-the-top silly, and no, the book does not always remain 100% realistic and commonsensical… But who says every book has to be serious? Characters and Point of View: Katie Fisher is a small-town Texas girl, surrounded by her family and all of the many, MANY, traditions and routines they hold dear. Revealing her story in first-person perspective, Katie allows us to witness the quirks and eccentricities of numerous secondary characters. Some are more believable than others, but all have one thing in common… Each one is 'interesting'. Storyline: Katie has been anticipating a sure-to-be-soon proposal from her longtime boyfriend for years. In fact, she is so certain of his feelings towards her that she enters a wedding essay-contest… The prize? A couture wedding dress! But as Katie finds out, life has a way of changing things when we put the cart before the horse - or the dress before the groom! Themes and Morals: Although it may seem unlikely that a comedic story of wedding dress dilemmas could contain life-impacting morals, this book succeeds in giving readers some takeaway value. As a central theme of the novel, for example, Katie and her family begin to realize the importance of trusting enough to step outside the safety of our comfort zones and embrace the changes, adventures, and new beginnings God places before us. Inappropriate Content: Various conversations between characters border on inappropriate. Additionally, a couple personal scenes between characters become uncomfortable for conservative Christian readers. (In the novel's defense, these scenes occur between married couples, while the relationships of unmarried characters remain honorable and wholesome.) On a different note, one character's patience and mothering skills, or lack thereof, leave a lot to be desired. Conclusion: All things considered, Every Bride Needs a Groom is a pleasant story to be swept away by, though it is not without faults. If you can step past the silliness and enjoy the generally clean humor, you will undoubtedly find it hard to keep a straight face at the outlandish antics of each character. And while it seems Katie is all set for a happy ending (complete with a potential groom AND a wedding dress!) we can anticipate the upcoming release of a continuation for her story later this year, in Every Girl Gets Confused. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Date published: 2015-05-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finding The Right Groom Back in Texas with Brides, and there are mentions of previously loved characters that we have come to know well. This book focus on a young woman obsessed with getting married, and probably she should be, as she has been in a long-term relationship. When the book opens she is expecting Chase to pop the question any day, or today to be exact. With the anticipated proposal Katie Fisher enters a contest to win an exclusive wedding gown made especially for the winner. When she wins and her prospective groom leaves to take a job elsewhere, what should she do? She feels a moral dilemma to let those the bridal shop know that she is not getting married. What will Katie do? God has his hand on her, and you will love how things work out for her and her family. I never saw all the relationships that are about to start! There is also a sad, long standing, and I mean years, of no contact between Katie’s Grandmother Queenie and her sister. How sad. Come along and enjoy a sweet fast read, that once you pick up you can’t put down. There are a lot of surprises, and family love, enough to go around, I loved this! I received this book from Revell Publishing, and was not required to give a positive review
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Brimming with love and laughter Like reading a sit-com...from the good ol' days. Plenty of witty dialogue, a bit of slapstick humour, a bevy of quirky secondary characters that help the hero and heroine shine even brighter. Love the bridal shop backdrop and the clever storyline that goes with it. A basketball player managing the store? Outrageously sweet and a little bit funny. And there's such wonderful back scene insights into the bridal biz. But, look out, there are some sweet, poignant bits mixed in and they make all the more of an impact for the zaniness of the rest of the read. Snappy and charming and brimming full of love and laughter. Book has been provided courtesy of Baker Publishing Group and Graf-Martin Communications, Inc.
Date published: 2015-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Genuinely Funny! This new series starts with a really fun premise: a not-quite-engaged bride-to-be who wins a wedding gown the same day her long-standing boyfriend breaks up with her. Does she keep the custom-made gown and appear on the cover of Texas Bride magazine? How can she justify it? Thompson's humor shines through on every page of this new tale. It borders on slapstick at times, but the dialogue is also genuinely funny in many places. I enjoyed meeting Katie Fisher and her wacky family and friends. If you like a light Christian contemporary romance with deeper themes, give this one a try. I was given a copy of this book for my honest review, and that's what you got!
Date published: 2015-04-22