Sunday, April 17, 2011

Book Review: Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella #1) by Janice Thompson

Title:  Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella #1)
Author:  Janice Thompson
Genre:  Christian Fiction
Baker Publishing Group, September 2009
272 Pages, B&N Nook

Date Finished:  4.16.11
Why I Read It:  Free Download from B&
Rating:  3/5

Summary: Bella Rossi was stunned when her parents announced she would be taking over the family wedding planning business.  She was even more surprised when her first booking was a country-western themed extravaganza.  What did her pizza-making, Frank Sinatra listening Italian family know about Country Western Music?  Absolutely nothing.  With some luck, she finds herself the perfect DJ for the job, who just may be the perfect man for her - only if he survives her quirky, crazy family first.   

      Alright, this is the first book I have read by Janice Thompson, and her writing style actually reminded me a bit of Janet Evanovich (cleaned up that is!).  The story was light with quirky characters and a fun plot.  Even though I enjoyed reading the book, I do think the characters needed to be developed a bit more and the plot thickened a bit. 

     There were numerous points in the book where I predicted what would happen next without much prompting.  When this happens, I usually think the author's use of foreshadowing is fantastic.  Unfortunately, Thompson is just plain predictable.  The protagonist also had an awkward way of asking unneeded rhetorical questions to herself throughout the novel.  Regardless, I did enjoy the quick read and may pick up the rest of the series, but only if I can get them for free.  It's worth a library checkout, but I wouldn't recommend purchasing the book. 

Author's Website:  Janice Thompson

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