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Friday, May 14, 2010

It Had to Be You by Janice Thompson (Blog Tour and Book Review)

Title: It Had to Be You (Weddings by Bella, Book 3)
Author: Janice Thompson
Publisher: Baker Publishing

From the publisher: Get ready for a double dose of wedding frenzy!

Bella couldn't be happier that two of her long-feuding relatives have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy--and an old mobster from New Jersey--life starts to get complicated. Will a friend from the past drive the happy couple apart once more? And will Bella ever have time to think of her own rapidly approaching wedding amid the chaos?

Full of humor, plenty of Italian passion, and a bit of Texas gumption, It Had to Be You will have you laughing out loud and wiping a tear from your eye.

My thoughts:  I read Fools Rush In, the first book in the series, back in January and loved it.  I was really looking forward to this one and it did not disappoint me!  Bella is still in the wedding planning business, but this time she is planning the wedding of her Uncle Laz to her Aunt Rosa - two people who have fought about everything for years.  They are on their best behaviour for the wedding (or are they?). 

In addition to this wedding, Bella is also trying to plan her wedding to D.J. Neeley - the hunky cowboy she had met in the Fools Rush In.  I didn't get the chance to read Swinging on a Star - book 2 in the series - but it is on my TBR list.  These 2 have been good as stand alone also though.

These are definitely "feel good" books.  I know that when I sit down and pick up one of her books that it is going to pull me into a world full of fun and sometimes wacky characters.  It is full of humor and wit - and filled with Christian values - without being too pushy.  I would highly recommend this one!

Available May 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

~I received a complimentary copy of this book from Revell in exchange for my review.~

It Had to Be You
Publisher/Publication Date: Baker, May 1, 2010
ISBN: 978-0800733445
330 pages


bermudaonion said...

Sounds like a sweet series.

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for the sweet review! I'm so glad you enjoyed Bella's journey. :)

Kaizen Fashion Project said...

Looks like a very sweet and fun read!


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