Wednesday, December 2, 2015

The Perfect Arrangement - A Year of Weddings Novella - by Katie Ganshert

About the book:

Meeting Nick was truly an accident—but Amelia finds that he’s one of the few people she can count on.
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower who inherited her grandmother’s flower shop. Despite her success in business, her love life has ground to a halt. And then her temptation to spy on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding leads her to a horrifying fender-bender—with Nick, the groomsman who happens to be her ex’s new brother-in-law.
Meanwhile, William, Amelia’s younger brother, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancée is not who she says she is. How can she be supportive and yet be the protective big sister too? It seems Nick is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s pretty good at it—and pretty fun to talk to. Amelia and Nick continue online conversations about everything, but always lingering in Amelia’s mind is the fear that he’ll realize who she is and what she was doing at the church that day of the accident.

As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people—including a ninety-year-old “fairy godmother” named George—she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nick still be interested when he learns who she is?

My review:

I absolutely loved this book!  The only thing that could have made it better was if it had been full length instead of a novella.  It was such a wonderful romance similar to You've Got Mail, my all-time favorite movie.  There were different little things that reminded me of the movie, too, besides the email correspondence.  I could really relate to Amelia with her shy personality and pet cat, her tea and her love of old movies.  Nick was wonderful, also a lover of old movies, funny and caring.  I loved their email correspondence; their banter was witty and charming.  There were also some pretty amusing lines and scenes in the story.  Amelia lived in a cute small town where everyone knew everyone;  it just felt like such a cozy place.  They were both Christians and it was mentioned just a little bit.  There were a couple of things that were left hanging and I really wanted to know!  I can't believe Katie Ganshert left us with loose ends, especially after Nick said how much he hated them.  The romance was so sweet.  Amelia especially felt like a real person that you just wanted to be friends with.  This was a wonderfully well-written book that was fleshed out well for being a short story.  Katie Ganshert is definitely one of my favorites!  I highly recommend this book.

I received a kindle copy of this book free from Booklook Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.

It's only available as an audio or an ebook.

Check out the book here: Amazon

About the Author

Katie Ganshert graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her husband, their young son, and their goofy black lab, Bubba. When she’s not busy writing or playing or reading or snuggling, she is obsessing over the paperwork and the waiting that comes with adoption. Visit her website at

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