Friday, August 15, 2014

A Bouquet of Love

A Bouquet of Love
Weddings by Design Book 4
Janice Thompson
Cassia comes from a large Greek family. Her father moved them very suddenly to a Texas island and is insisting that everyone help him with the start up of their 2nd Greek restaurant. But what Cassia really wants is to work in a florist shop. Her father's main competitor is Mr. Rossi, who owns the Italian restaurant across the street. No one in the family is allowed to associate with the "enemy". Small problem. Almost the entire island is either a Rossi or knows them well. That means no florist shop, no friends, no boyfriend. What's a girl to do?

I'm neither Greek or Italian, but the story felt very authentic. One of the unique little touches to the story were the little "You might be Greek if. . ." quotes that were at the beginning of the chapter. They tied in with the story and had me laughing. The story was filled with humor, romance, family, and forgiveness. I've read books by this author before, so I knew I was going to enjoy this story. She didn't disappoint. While the story is part of a series, it can definitely work as a stand-alone. 
The main thread of the story is the fight between the two families and how they work to settle their feud. I would have preferred a bit more to the romantic portion of the story, but what little was woven in was sweet.  Several of the secondary characters were zany and added a lot of life. The author was able to show me the story with her vibrant descriptions and I really felt like I was there in Texas with them.

I received this book free of charge from Revell in exchange for my honest review.

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