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8.22.2014

A Bouquet of Love ~ Review

A Bouquet of Love
Weddings by Design volume 4
By Janice Thompson

A Bouquet of Love is the fourth book in the Weddings by Design series.

Cassia Pappas and the majority of the Pappas family have just moved to Galveston from Santa Cruz, California, to open a Gyro shop.  But as they say the best made plans of mice and men soon go awry and Cassia's father choice location is across the street from Parma John's.

Parma John's means that the Rossi family and the Pappas family are about to go to war for Parma John's costumers.  Of course the Rossi family has no idea about the whole war over customers thing that is brewing across the street.

Cassia meanwhile has a dream that doesn't include throwing sandwiches together for the rest of her life - she wants to open her own flower-shop, creating arrangements and getting lost in the heavenly scent of said flowers.  But with a father who can't see past his own dreams how is her going to come true?

With the help of Bella Neeley (who is with the enemy as she is married into the Rossi family) Cassia just might might see her dream come true.  And there just might be a romance in her future too.  And Alex Rigas from the local nursery just could be Cassia's at first sight guy.

A Bouquet of Love brings all your favorite Wedding by Design characters back for more romance and family troubles.  Not everyone loves the Rossi family and a feud is brewing on the horizon unless Cassia and her new friends can show her father that Galveston can support both businesses.

This is an enjoyable delight to read and I love Cassia's choice in songs to hum and the trolleys just suit the whole Meet Me in St Louis movie reference that is found throughout.  If you love light-hearted reading with happy endings you won't be disappointed.

I was provided a copy of this title through Revell's blogger program in exchange for my honest review.

She didn't expect to fall in love--but roses aren't the only thing blooming on Galveston Island

Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her boisterous Greek family--especially her father--has other ideas. They've all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant located on the Strand--directly across the street from iconic pizza place Parma John's--and they want Cassia's full participation.

To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston's premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family's faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into this former Rossi's good graces!

Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . .


Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the hugely popular Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture PerfectThe Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com.