Wednesday, February 24, 2010

"Swinging on a Star" by Janice Thompson

Swinging On A Star

Back Cover:

Bella Rossi's life is nearing perfection. She's got the perfect guy, she's running a successful business, and she's about to plan her most ambitious wedding yet; a Renaissance-themed fairy tale come true, complete with period costumes and foods, horse-drawn carriages, and even a castle.

There's just one hitch. The best man just happens to be Brock Benson, Hollywood's hottest and most eligible bachelor. Oh, and did we mention he's staying at the Rossi house to avoid the paparazzi?

With all the pressure surrounding this wedding, Bella's not sure she's going to make it through. Add her starstruck sister, her feuding aunt and uncle, and a trio of large, sequined church ladies with even bigger personalities, and you've got a recipe for disaster--and a lot of laughs.

This hilarious romantic comedy is sure to delight both fans and new readers alike.

About Author:

Janice Thompson is a Christian freelance author and a native Texan. She is the mother of four grown daughters three beautiful granddaughters, and a brand-new grandson. She resides in the greater Houston area, where the heat and the humidity tend to reign.

Janice started penning books at a young age and was blessed to have a screenplay produced in the early '80s. From there she went on to write several large-scale musical comedies for a Houston school of the arts. Currently, she has published over fifty novels and nonfiction books for the Christian market, most of them lighthearted and/or wedding themed.

Working with quirky characters and story ideas suits this fun-loving author. She particularly enjoys contemporary, first-person romantic comedies. Wedding-themed books come naturally to Janice, since she's coordinated nearly a dozen weddings, including recent ceremonies and receptions for her four daughters. Most of all, she loves sharing her faith with readers and hopes they will catch a glimpse of the real happily ever after as they laugh their way through her lighthearted, romantic tales.

My Take:

This is the second book in the Weddings by Bella series. I read the first one "Fools Rush In" and couldn't stop laughing at all of the funny and fun loving characters that make up this Italian family. I couldn't wait to meet up with the Rossi family again. There is even a singing parrot that was owned by a former man in the mafia. When Bella's Uncle Laz keeps him for a friend he teaches the parrot to sing "Amazing Grace" so he can witness to his owner once he returns. Bella has inherited her families wedding business and has decided to feature theme weddings. In this her second book, she features a Renaissance- themed wedding complete with a castle and knights. Bella has a knack for finding trouble or either trouble finds her. Whichever way you will find this a book that will lift your spirits as you laugh along with the Rossi family and Bella's antics.

I appreciate that Janice uses humor in her books. As a very wise person said once, "Life is too serious to be take seriously." Take a little time off from the stresses of our everyday lives and enjoy an adventure with the Rossi family in "Swinging on a Star". Visit Janice and Bella at their website:

1 comment:

  1. What a sweet review! You've made my day, truly! I'm tickled you liked the book. :)