Wednesday, June 27, 2018

The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

About the Book
Meeting Nick was truly an accident—but Amelia finds that he’s one of the few people she can count on.
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower who inherited her grandmother’s flower shop. Despite her success in business, her love life has ground to a halt. And then her temptation to spy on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding leads her to a horrifying fender-bender—with Nick, the groomsman who happens to be her ex’s new brother-in-law.
Meanwhile, William, Amelia’s younger brother, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancée is not who she says she is. How can she be supportive and yet be the protective big sister too? It seems Nick is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s pretty good at it—and pretty fun to talk to. Amelia and Nick continue online conversations about everything, but always lingering in Amelia’s mind is the fear that he’ll realize who she is and what she was doing at the church that day of the accident.

As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people—including a ninety-year-old “fairy godmother” named George—she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nick still be interested when he learns who she is?

My Thoughts
DISCLAIMER: I lost my original review and this is my attempt to recreate it based on faulty memory and a brief scan of the book again, so please forgive me if this is a short review!
Even though it has been a couple years since I first read this book it has stuck in my memory, which is saying a lot since because of the volume of books I read, many get forgotten rather easily.
The thing that always stood out for me was the charming meet-cute at the start of the story. It was mortifying for the heroine but absolutely entertaining for us to read about! I also loved the email exchanges the characters had, it was a fun twist on the ordinary.
I liked both Nate and Amelia and was rooting for them the whole time, the end scene had me melting into a puddle.
This is absolutely one of my favorite novellas that I've read and a testament to the author's talent!

Meet the Author
Katie (K.E.) Ganshert was born and raised in the exciting state of Iowa, where she currently resides with her family. She likes to write things and consume large quantities of coffee and chocolate while she writes all the things. She’s won some awards. For the writing, not the consuming. Although the latter would be fun. You can learn more about K.E. Ganshert and these things she writes at her website

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. All opinions expressed are my own. 


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