Put together a large Italian family, weddings, creations of food, love and you have yourself a story. Bella is a wedding planner with a large Italian family. A grandmother, Rosa, who has a dream of being on the cooking network. Bella is in love with D.J. from Texas and is far from what her mother had envisioned for her. As Bella is planning a wedding, the best man happens to be a Hollywood star, and Bella's sister becomes head over heals for him. There is love in the air and hearts are being stirred. Grandmother Rosa is such a huge character with passion for cooking, but Bella has planned a wedding at the same time her cooking program is to be. Every family has drama, but this family comes together in love and faith in one another. This is a sweet, romance that not only brings Bella from planning weddings, but gives her the sweet gift of planning her grandmothers also. Bella too finds love, and who do you think plans her wedding? She never knew her gift would take her so far. If you are in the mood for a great romance filled with lively characters, beauty, and laughter, this one is for you. I enjoyed this story of Bella and her outspoken, laughter filled family. When God brings love He showers this family with it. This book was given to me as a gift by Revell for its review.
A story of love and laughter, Swinging on a Star is book 2 in Janice Thompson's Weddings by Bella series. Though, I didn't read book 1 on the series, Fools Rush In, I am truly happy that I got the chance to read Swinging on a Star! I wasn't confused in anyway by the plot or characters, so this, though I'm sure it's best read with the series, makes a good stand alone title, as well. Janice Thompson uses lots of humor in this book, making it one that will be a memorable book that you will want to read over and over. I laughed out loud so many times that by the end of the book I was practically crying...wonderful...that's what makes a GREAT book! The author's blend on Bella and her wedding business and a Hollywood hunk who has a crush on Bella, Bella's devotion to her boyfriend DJ, and an Aunt who is destined for the Food Network, is truly amazing. She adds God into the mix which balances everything- the plot, the characters, the town- out. I am still trying to decide who is my favorite character in this book. It's so hard to just pick one. They are all my friends now and I totally can not wait until book 3. This was truly a fun and easy read so I am giving this book a hands down five star rating and high recommendation for a wonderfully written book! *This book was provided for review by Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.*
This story will make you laugh out loud.I like Janice's quirky sense of humor which comes through in her writing. I fell in love with Bella in "Fools Rush In." I like reading about her wedding business. Maybe because I made wedding cakes myself for several years. This is an easy read and I am eager to read the next in the series.
I was so glad after reading the first book that I had the second one already on hand so I could continue on with Bellas story and I can't wait for the next one to come out! This is an amazing book and I reccomend it to all!