Sunday, March 2, 2014
The Dream Dress - Weddings by Design 3 - by Janice Thompson
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.
What an enjoyable story that left me with a smile on my face! I loved Gabi and this whole plot, that she was like Cinderella being overworked and under-appreciated. It was great to see her stand up for herself and gain the courage to go for her dreams. The whole Rossi clan was fun as always, along with seeing Hannah and Scarlett from the first two books, and it was fun to get to know Gabi's quirky grandma. I loved the spiritual theme of forgiveness as Gabi struggled to forgive both her difficult boss and her father who had walked out on them. It was great to see her journey to faith as she realized God is the ultimate Father and also the ultimate Prince Charming, inviting her (and every one of us) to an eternal ball (heaven) and all we have to do is accept the invitation. The romance was sweet, especially an amazing date near the end. I loved the references to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, who I love, and the great quotes at the beginning of each chapter. Be forewarned, you'll probably be craving Mexican food after you read this! If you like fun romance, you should check out this book!
I received a free copy of this book from Revell in exchange for an honest review.