Janice Thompson is a master wordsmith and It Had to be You is romantic comedy at its best. You'll fall in love with Rossi clan and laugh your way through their misadventures, including the evangelizing parrot, Guido. Thoroughly entertaining, reading It Had to Be You is a cinematographic experience. Novel Journey and I give It Had to Be You a high recommendation.
Can you say word from God? This book is exactly what I needed to be reading right now. Ive been struggling with taking too much stuff on, letting myself become stressed, and not staying in close connection with God. He comes first. Then family, friends, and work. Gotta get that right! I was completely able to relate to Bella. And, of course, D.J. is back and better than ever! He is a character that will melt your heart. Love him! Hes so thoughtful.All the other zany characters from books past are back and still never fail to crack me up. There are even more hilarious characters added to the mix, and situations that will nearly make you bust a gut. Too funny. Im sad to see the end of this series, but I thought that this was a great conclusion to the Bella stories. However if we just HAPPENED to see Bella and everyone else again in some other series down the road, well I certainly wouldnt object. ;)
Love is in the air, and not just for Bella the wedding planner, and her boyfriend DJ, in It Had to Be You. Love brings families together with Italian passion and food. The family is celebrating the marriage of Rosa and Lazarro. Bella grew up with her favorite Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lazarro, and since this is such a huge event, everything had to be just right. Bella hoped to bring to life Aunt Rosas dream wedding and reception, and make her aunts dream come true. Of course, Aunt Rosa has to help and Bella cant keep her out of the kitchen. By the sounds of the reception menu, I would love to attend this wedding with the great food and big band swing dancing. Sparks start to fly - not only in the love department and in the planning of Rosa and Lazarros wedding, but between family members as they start arriving from Italy to join the celebration. There are many surprises and things to catch up on! It Had To Be You is the third book in the 'Wedding by Bella' series. Janice Thompson has captured the essence of the Italian-American family in this series full of love, respect, fun, food and music. Thanks to your books Janice, I've been taken away from the worries of the day and swept into Bella's world, with her and her family, and all the incredible weddings she was contracted to do. It cant get any better than that...fun, family, food and dancing. Im there!! Thanks for the memories Janice, great R&R and the spiritual thread that ran through all three books. Janice talked about God, how to love well and how to get close to Him and each other. This spiritual thread radiated in a fun but powerful way in this series. I had so much fun. I cant wait to see where Janice Thompson will take me in her next series. Nora St.LaurentACFW Book Club Coordinator
This is book Three in the Weddings by Bella series. This time Bella is trying to to plan the wedding for her Aunt Rosa and Uncle Laz. They want to 1940's style band and Laz wants to include a friend from the past: Sal who was just released from prison, and is rumored to be part of the mob.All the characters you've enjoyed in the previous books are back in It Had to Be You--except for Bella's best friend Jenna who appears to be missing and no one knows where she is.It Had to Be You is a nice ending to this series.
Janice Thompson has created a wonderful, fun series about an Italian family in Galveston, Texas and all the culture shock that comes with that. The family has a wedding coordinating business that Bella has just started running and by book #3 she has her feet planted firmly underneath her and she actually is starting to turn her focus to her own upcoming wedding. The first two books introduced a quirky cast of crazy characters to surround Bella and in "It Had To Be You" we get reacquainted with the cast and even get to meet a few new characters that just add to the ambiance. This book is a perfect ending to the series, not quite as cute and clever as the first two, but just a great addition and wonderful wrap up!