Monday, June 7, 2010

It Had to Be You by Janice Thompson ~ 5 stars

It Had to Be You
Janice Thompson
Weddings by Bella series #3
Revell Publishing
About the book:
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 review:
Can you say “word from God”? This book is exactly what I needed to be reading right now. I’ve been struggling with taking too much stuff on, letting myself become stressed, and not staying in close connection with God. He comes first. Then family, friends, and work. Gotta get that right! I was completely able to relate to Bella. And, of course, D.J. is back and better than ever! He is a character that will melt your heart. Love him! He’s so thoughtful.

All the other zany characters from books past are back and still never fail to crack me up. There are even more hilarious characters added to the mix, and situations that will nearly make you bust a gut. Too funny. I’m sad to see the end of this series, but I thought that this was a great conclusion to the Bella stories. However… if we just HAPPENED to see Bella and everyone else again in some other series down the road, well… I certainly wouldn’t object. ;)

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


Janice Thompson said...

Woo-hoo! I love you, Carman! You're awesome!

Carman said...

Janice~ Thanks! Love you too! :) I think you're awesome, too. (And you write AWESOME books!)

bluerose_shelnut said...

Yet another series I'm dying to read because of one of your reviews!!

apple blossom said...

This sounds like an ever so fun book to read. thanks

Carman said...

bluerose~ If you haven't read these, then do so asap. They are all hilarious!

apple blossom~ The whole series is great. You should read them all if you haven't yet. :)

Katie G. said...

I have read the first book and I cant wait to read the rest! :) :) :)

God bless!

~Katie G.

Edna said...

sounds like a great book thanks for the review

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Carman said...

Katie~ I'm sure you'll enjoy them when you do get to read the others. :)

Edna~ Thanks for commenting. :)