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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Review: Fools Rush In

Bella Rossi may be nearing thirty, but her life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding planning business, Bella is determined not to let them down. She quickly books a "Boot Scoot'n" wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch--she's a country music numbskull because her family only listens to Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. Where will she find a DJ on such short notice who knows his Alan Jackson from his Keith Urban? When a misunderstanding leads her to the DJ (and man) of her dreams, things start falling into place. But with a family like hers, nothing is guaranteed. Can the perfect Texan wedding survive a pizza-making uncle with mob ties, an aunt who is a lawsuit waiting to happen, and a massive delivery of 80 cowboy boots? And will Bella ever get to plan her own wedding? Book one in the Weddings by Bella series, Fools Rush In is fun, fresh, and full of surprises. Readers will love the flavorful combination of Italian and Tex-Mex, and the hilarity that ensues when cultures clash.

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Contemporary Romantic Comedy is the genre that author Janice Thompson's new series Weddings by Bella falls within and boy does she know how to write it well. "Fools Rush In", book #1 is a heart beating, goosebump raising, giggles under cover read. I was able to read this in less a day, which considering my teething, growth spurt experiencing, 3 month old daughter is quite the feat. *wink* Bella Rossi is a New Jersey Italian relocated with her whole family to the shores of Galveston, Texas and she never envisioned falling for a true to earth eastern Texan cowboy, but that might just be what God has in store. The pages of this novel are grin cracking fun. I was amused by so many segments that I would re-read them aloud to my husband. If you are in the mood with something contemporary with a romantic pulse and an under your breath chuckling in the corner of the bookstore comedy then I suggest you pick up this story immediately. Within the first few pages you'll have a taste and know what type of book is in store and that's not even to mention the delving into yourself spiritual elements as well to boot!

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  • Paperback: 336 pages
  • Publisher: Revell; 1 edition (September 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0800733428
  • ISBN-13: 978-0800733421
*Thanks to Revell Books for providing a copy for review.*

Oh and for some humor, check out this picture of AppleBlossom and me while reading this book.

4 comments and creative thoughts:

Ruth said...

I really enjoyed this book - can't wait for #2!

TeamOSM said...

Sounds like a nice light hearted read! Might have to pick this one up, too. Your blog is bad for my budget! They should make a blog award for that.

Janice Thompson said...

Thank you so much for the sweet review! I'm so grateful. Glad you enjoyed the book. :)

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

LOVED THIS BOOK!!!! Can't wait for the next one! :o)

~ Lori

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