Psalm 27:1

The Lord is my light and my salvation—
whom shall I fear?
The Lord is the stronghold of my life—
of whom shall I be afraid?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

The Icing on the Cake Book Review

Weddings by Design
Book Two

SUMMARY:  Scarlet isn't sure if she has just the right ingredients for true love - or utter disaster.
     Scarlet Lindsey is busy making her dreams come true.  She's moved her bakery to a prime spot on Galveston's most popular street, she's planning an extravagant cake for her best friend's wedding, and she has a great relationship with Bella Neeley, the island's most popular wedding coordinator.  Business is booming and Scarlet is enjoying the ride.
     But when Bella's dangerously handsome brother Armando breezes into her life, Scarlet is faces with a sticky situation.  Should she stay with the safe, sweet guy who's been a fixture in her life for years?  Or will this brash Italian hunk melt her guarded heart?
     Fan favorite Janice Thompson is back with more wit, more weddings, and more of what you love best - bridal-business laced with laughs.

REVIEW:  Scarlet is my type of girl.  She is a woman who unabashedly loves food but she excels in making cakes and other sweets.  She is a large woman who struggles with her weight and is insecure about her looks (don't we all?).  So when the brother of her friend Bella starts coming around and showing her attention, Scarlet wonders if all he sees is her size.
     This book made me laugh out loud and want to cry.  I love how Scarlet would look at things and try to solve problems like Lucille Ball in "I Love Lucy" reruns.  There were many times in this story where she had to step out of her comfort zone but Scarlet tried to do her best and make the most of things when problems arose.  Out of the two books in this series so far, this is hands-down my favorite.  Even though this is the second book in the Weddings by Design series, it does a great job of standing all on its own.  I highly recommend this book if you need some laughter and to help you realize God loves you just the way you are.

This book was provided by Revell for review without compensation.

Available August 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

 Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter.  An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner.  She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series as well as Picture Perfect.  She lives in Texas.  Visit for more.

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