In Janice Thompson’s Every Bride Needs a Groom, Katie Fisher is planning her wedding before she’s engaged. But trouble comes when Katie enters a contest for the wedding dress of her dreams, and she may not have a fiance to go along with the dress.
Every Bride Needs a Groom is an interesting story. I loved how Thompson intertwined Loretta Lynn references throughout the book. The book had a nice Southern vibe, and I enjoyed the sentimental scenes with Katie and Queenie. The first person writing gave the book a personal feel, and the dialect was engrossing. Sometimes romance novels are set up where multiple leading men are in love with the female protagonist, so it was nice (and realistic) that not everyone was in love with Katie. I also liked how each chapter began with a relevant quote.
The book has a lot of quaint Texas elements in it, and shows nice contrast between Katie’s small town and big city Dallas. At times, the story reminded me of a cute Hallmark movie. In the book, Katie runs into problems, but she is able to find solutions. Every Bride Needs a Groom is a “feel good” book. The story shows what a tight-knit family Katie has, and how when troubles come your way, you can lean on your family and friends to get through them. This book would really appeal to girls and women who love romance stories or wedding-themed tales.
I received a review copy from Revell. The book is availabe here on Amazon.