Sunday, February 23, 2014

The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

About the Book
A 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 dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential 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. Could it be that she'll have to design her own wedding dress soon?
As always, Janice Thompson delivers fun, laughter, and romance as she takes readers back to Galveston, Texas, to spend more time with their favorite quirky characters along with fabulous new ones.

My Thoughts
Another fun book from Janice Thompson! From the brief moments we saw Gabi in the previous book I knew I was going to like her story and I did! Having watched Say Yes to the Dress several times I had an idea of what went on behind the scenes of a wedding gown boutique but it was cool to get an even closer look at the craziness that the alterations specialist has to put up with!
Gabi was a great character and I loved how humble she was about her abilities and how dedicated she was to her work!
And I really liked Jordan! It was great how he didn't exploit the not so great things he learned even though he as a reporter he could have. I also really liked how he was constantly encouraging Gabi.
Gabi's mom and Mimi were fun new characters and I loved seeing all the characters from the Weddings by Bella series and the previous to books in this series again.
The Fred and Ginger references were fun and there were quite a few funny moments!
A great ending to another fun series!

Meet the Author
Janice Thompson also writes under the name Janice Hanna. She got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over eighty 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 currently serves as Vice-President of CAN (Christian Authors Network) and was named the 2008 Mentor of the year for ACFW (American Christian Fiction Writers). 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 active in her local writing group, where she regularly teaches on the craft of writing. Her online course, "Becoming a Successful Freelance Writer" ( has been helpful to many who want to earn a living with their writing. 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 Her Facebook page can be located here:

I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for my review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.


joyh82 said...

Can't wait to read this one, love the cover!

Abbi Hart said...

Joy-I love the cover too! Hope you get to read it soon!

Rissi said...

Just finished this one. I like the behind-the-scenes aspects of this series and really enjoyed Gabi's story... though I do think Hannah's has been my favorite of this spin-off series (from the Bella books). I think. ;)

Abbi Hart said...

Rissi-Me too! It's really cool to see the behind the scenes! I don't know which would be my fav!

Janice said...

Thank you so much for reading and reviewing! So glad you enjoyed Gabi's story!

Abbi Hart said...

Janice-Thank you for stopping by and for writing these fun books!

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