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The Dream Dress ~ Review

The Dream Dress
Weddings by Design volume 3
By Janice Thompson

Gabi Delgado is in a Cinderella life - unappreciated and hard-working and waiting for her Prince Charming.  But she's sure that she'll never have the chance at a Prince Charming, but she can dream right?

But when reporter Jordan Singer comes to Haute Couture Bridal for a piece in Texas Bride Gabi's life is about take some unexpected turns.  Starting with chocolate eclairs, a designer gown, and a sugar-infatuated bride-to-be Gabi is about to discover God.  And with friends like Bella, Hannah, and Scarlet to support and encourage her Gabi is sure to succeed at whatever she does.

But can Gabi trust herself enough to take the risk of pursuing her dream?  But is it all on her?  Does part of the risk actually involve trusting God?  And what about love?  Is Jordan her Prince Charming?

The Dream Dress was fun because there is more Bella and Club Wed, but some of the situations at Haute Couture Bridal are just too funny.  I love the way Gabi transforms as she works on Scarlet's dress and her dream.  Gabi's boss Demetri is in a word Ughhhh!  And I totally love her grandmother Mimi and her cooking skills and her encouragement and support of Gabi.

I think the biggest message one gets out of The Dream Dress is forgiveness.  And it is amazing how coming to terms with the hurt in her past and learning to forgive opens up Gabi's life and allows her to move on to a bigger and better life and God takes his place as her Prince Charming.

I liked the look in to the world of design, it was a fun glimpse and Gabi's dress forms play an interesting part throughout the book.

I was provided a copy of this book by the publisher - Revell in exchange for my honest and timely review.

About the book:
Big dreams take big leaps of faith . . . but what if you trip on the way?

A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for Texas Bride magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled in his influential--and unnervingly handsome--presence.

Convinced she'll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement--especially from her friend Bella Neeley--to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well.