Sunday, February 17, 2013

Picture Perfect (Weddings by Design, #1) by Janice Thompson & Party Announcement!

Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers--a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.
With her contagious humor and cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives readers more of the bridal business drama they want in a brand-new series all about those long-suffering people who make beautiful weddings happen. Readers are desperately waiting for more of Bella and this new series brings her back in a big way, while introducing new characters fans will love. Fans will laugh out loud as they experience this breezy and entertaining novel from a great storyteller.

About The Author

Award-winning author Janice Thompson also writes under the pseudonym Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over ninety books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books and more. In addition, she enjoys editing, ghost-writing, public speaking, and mentoring young writers. Janice formerly served as Vice-President of CAN (Christian Authors Network) and was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers), where she has finaled multiple times in the prestigious Carol Awards.  She was thrilled to be named the 2010 Barbour/Heartsong Author of the Year, with three books on the top ten list for that house. Janice is currently the vice-president of her local writing group, Writers on the Storm, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Her online writing courses have been helpful to many who want to earn a living with their writing. She also shares her love of writing in her monthly column at CFOM (Christian Fiction Online Magazine). Janice is passionate about her faith and does all she can to share the joy of the Lord with others, which is why she particularly enjoys writing. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. She does her best to keep the Lord at the center of it all. You can find out more about Janice at or

My Review:

This is the first book in a new series based on The Bella Series. This one will give you a lot of chuckles, and warm your heart!
Hannah McDermott is a very talented and successful photographer. What she does have is very low self esteem, which she tributes to her high school nemesis Jacquie Goldfarb.
There is also a person who she feels is her today's Jacquie...another local photographer Drew Kincaid. She feels he is out to get her!! What she does to him at the restaurant...ugh!! and funny!
They are both on Bella list of the top photographer's...Jacquie, aka Drew is number 1, and Hannah is number 2.
Your in for a delightful treat when you read this one. Be ready for some really great Italian meals, yes!, and some Irish ones thrown in. Your also going to a fun Bing and Bob party! Who are Bing and Bob, why Bing Crosby and Bob Hope. On the Road!!
Wait until you hear the tales Hannah's Dad tells, his nose should be growing. All in all this is a fun, quick read.

I received this book through Revell's Blogging Program, and was not required to give a positive review.

In addition, author Janice Thompson is holding a Facebook Launch Party and will be giving away prizes on Monday evening, February 18th.  The party is from 7 – 8 pm Central time.   To win the  grand prize of a Kindle Fire, you must be present at the end of the event.  For more details, sign in on the “Bella’s Back”  page here:!/groups/135412673290188/events/

A word from Janice:
Hi everyone! This is author Janice Thompson, here with a special invitation to my readers. To celebrate to release of my newest book, Picture Perfect, I’m hosting an online party! I’m calling this my “Bing & Bob” party and it will be held on the night of February 18th at 7:00 p.m. central time. Why Bing and Bob, you ask? These two funny fellas hold a special place in the heart of my characters and they will provide the entertainment at our gathering! This fun, interactive party will take place inside the “Bella’s Back” group on facebook. Join me for an interactive chat, video teasers, Bing Crosby music and giveaways! Yes, giveaways! Drawings will be held every ten minutes to give away free copies of the book. At the end of the hour, a very special drawing will be held to give away a brand new Kindle Fire. How do you enter? Simple! Just join the “Bella’s Back” group. Once inside the group, you can enjoy a video welcome from yours truly and a sample from the Picture Perfect. This will give you a little taste of what’s coming at the party. I can’t wait to share this special evening with my readers to kick off my new Weddings by Design series! Bella’s back, y’all…and things in her world are as wacky and exciting as ever!

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