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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson
Weddings By Design: Book Three
Revell / 2014
Find on: Amazon, Goodreads

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.

My rating:
My thoughts:

The Dream Dress was a nice contemporary romance novel; one I think fans of the genre will enjoy. I'm not a huge fan of the genre (though there have been a couple that I've loved -- including Picture Perfect).

The story was good, but it was one I could have easily set aside for a time. For some reason it didn't completely capture my attention until the last part (which was really good!). There were some things in The Dream Dress that I didn't care for: how Gabi kept thinking of Jordan as Prince William for the first so many chapters (it was probably supposed to be funny, but it just bugged me), when God was referred to as Daddy God, how nearly everyone loved Gabi's designs and gushed about them to others (just didn't seem believable to me), and Demetri's "accent" was slightly annoying.

As with the first two books in this series, I loved the wedding aspect to the story and I especially liked how this book dealt with wedding dresses! :) I also liked how Hannah and Scarlet were in The Dream Dress a lot. It was so neat to see how things were going in their lives. Jordan was a great new character. Things he did/said made me chuckle quite a few times. ;)

So, while The Dream Dress isn't my favorite in the Weddings by Design series, I did end up enjoying it. If you tend to like light contemporary romance novels, you might enjoy The Dream Dress.

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  1. Such a shame the tale didn't capture and hold your attention. I am not a huge fan of straight up contemps, unless they are small-town. I usually prefer them mixed with suspense or mystery

    1. I'm the same way! I much prefer contemporary novels that have suspense and/or mystery. Thanks for commenting!


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