Focused on different aspects of the wedding industry on Galveston Island, the Weddings by Design series follows Hannah McDermott, Scarlet Lindsey, Gabi Delgado, and Cassia Pappas in their own respective novels as they discover friends, love, and plenty of professional opportunities thanks to their connection with Bella Neeley and the rest of the Rossi family (from the Weddings by Bella series). Surrounded by unique families, quirky brides, and plenty of connections to the world of Janice Thompson's other characters, these women become well-respected professionals and advocates of their respective vocations.
These light-hearted novels are reminiscent of Sandra Bricker's Emma Rae Creation series (including Always the Baker, Never the Bride; Always the Wedding Planner, Never the Bride; Always the Designer, Never the Bride; and Always the Baker, Finally the Bride), filled with laugh-out-loud moments and excellent character development. Ms. Thompson's focus on wedding photography and flowers, in addition to cake and wedding dress design, set her apart from Ms. Bricker's works. Additionally, Ms. Thompson's personal experience in wedding planning becomes exceptionally evident in the level of detail that she brings to her novels.
Overall, I found these books to be exceptionally fun to read. Out of all the books, I most enjoyed the first two novels (Picture Perfect and The Icing on the Cake), as they seemed to be the most well-developed out of all the stories and had more mature characters than the final two.
It was an absolute delight to read Bouquet of Love! If youve ever read a Janice Thompson book youll know her books never fail to bring a smile and brighten a bad day. Bouquet of Love was no exception! I loved catching up with the Rossi and Pappas family.
Youll be immediately charmed by this sweet Texas romance that whisks you away to Galveston Island where roses arent the only thing blooming, (and where pizza and gyros happen to be the two main food groups). Youll meet some of the most quirky, lovable, captivating characters ever. (And whoever said they were just characters??)
I highly recommend Bouquet of Love and all of Janice Thompsons books!
Wow! Wow! Wow! were my feelings as I finished this awesome book. The humor in the midst of conflict and feuding was delightful. I thought the proposal in the 3rd book could not be beat but this one was just as great. I am sorry to see this series end and hope we will see more of these characters that I have fallen in love with. I loved the spiritual thread of being kind to your neighbors that ran throughout this book.