Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, s... Read More
With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, author Janice Thompson gives readers in inside look at bridal business drama in Weddings by Design, a series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Picture Perfect is the first book in the series, a follow-up to Thompson's popular Weddings by Bella trilogy.
Page Count: 336
- Product type: Book
- Format: Softcover
- Release Date: Jan 2, 2013
- UPC: 9780800721527
- Height: 0
- Width: 0
- Length: 0
- Volumes/Discs: 1
- Pages: 328
- Publish Date: Feb 15, 2013
- Language: English
- Audience Age Maximum: 0
- Audience Age Minimum: 0
- BISAC: "FIC042040"
- ISBN: 0800721527
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- Delightful, light hearted story by Vera on 2/18/2013
A talented photographer, the older unmarried sister, living at home with parents, feeling she's "been passed by" in many ways gets the opportunity of a life-time to photograph the wedding of the year. But then she realizes that her "competition" is going to be getting in on some of the action. And yep! It's a "he." And It's a "Handsome he"! And he's a nice person, too.
Fasten your seat belts and get ready for a delightful, fun read of contemporary fiction that deals with the ups and downs of wedding planning, personality clashes, business competition, etc. Janice Thompson writes a light, fun story that will tickle your funny bone and capture your interest.
I felt the book was well written and filled with interesting well-developed characters (you will love her father). Though not a genre I typically read, I enjoyed it and would give it a four-star rating. Not a five-star, you ask? No, and only because I felt there was not a lot of depth to the story. But then maybe if light hearted reading is what you need and crave, it would rate a five-star.
DISCLOSURE: I received a complimentary copy of Picture Perfect from Revell a division of Baker Publishing Group on behalf of the author in exchange for my honest review. Opinions expressed are solely my own.
- Fun Read by Smiling Sally on 2/17/2013
I'd love to live next door to Janice Thompson; she has such a positive outlook. I'm sure we'd be BFFs. I've read several of her novels, and each one has a lighthearted, bouncy plot. As I finished reading this her latest Christian fiction, I closed the book with a contented sigh and a smile on my face. Thompson's done it again!
The protagonist, Hannah McDermott, photographer, nicknamed Shutter Speed by her father still lives at home with her parents. The reader watches as this flawed character struggles with her fledgling business, relationship worries, and low self-esteem. She's easy to like because she thinks and acts like real people.
Clan McDermotts are a proud people, and each chapter offers an Irish blessing at its beginning. References to Grandpa Aengus are interspersed throughout the story, adding more Irish flavor. How I'd love to be invited to their annual Bing and Bob party. What a fun idea!
As a fan of Dancing with the Stars, I've introduced it to my husband, and therefore, I understand the resistance of Hannah's father, Michael McDermott to viewing it. I chucked as he, like my husband, is drawn bit by bit to sneek a peek until (at last!) he becomes a fan.
It's fun to watch Hannah blossom into her happy ending.
If you want a fun book to read, get a copy of this one. I sure enjoyed it.
Thank you to Donna Hausler at Baker Publishing Group for my copy.
Available February, 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.