Monday, February 18, 2013

Picture Perfect by Janice Thompson (Weddings by Design Series)

I have read some of The Backstage Passes books, so I thought this one might be good. I was thrilled with it frankly, simply because it involves at least two things that I am passionate about. That would be Photography and Weddings. Any of us who have worked in photography, or are still working in the photography field will enjoy this book. Those of us (like myself) who have also photographed weddings are likely to find ourselves very immersed in this book. I too miss my developing chemicals, and I enjoyed getting a mental revisit to my greatly missed darkrooms!!!

In Picture Perfect, Hannah has her business up, and mostly running. However, she is unsure of herself and she really wants to secure her photography business's future by successfully pulling of the wedding of a rather famous singer. Bless her, Hannah is a nervous Irish wreck! Her "nemesis" is very handsome, and her competition  Drew is also a very good photographer, one that Hannah feels that she can't quite equal up to when even her own Mother accidentally picks his work over hers. Hannah and Drew are pushed together for a family photo shoot that is quite an event! During this long day Hannah finds herself attracted to Drew, and while she is wondering if he is as bad as he seemed, he seems drawn to her as well. There could be more going on than just being rival photographers, but what if that means Hannah has to give up her business? What about her dreams?

So, what makes this book good? I am so glad you asked! How about the tiles of most, if not all the chapters are also Bing Croby songs, and that they fit the chapter too. Very creative and fun. Then there are Irish quotes, poems or sayings at the front of each chapter too, because Hannah is very Irish. In fact, Drew is from a clan that lost to Hannah's kin way back when. How is that for "family" historical tension for a couple to deal with? How about how Hannah's darli'n "Orish" Mum is sick and tired of cooking potatoes and pot roast for Pop and is enthralled with cooking and eating Italian food and needs to keep it a secrete from her husband who would never understand that it isn't corn beef and cabbage - again. The photography. I can't help it! I warned you, a romance that has photographers in it with humor and is still a Christian book with love, forgiveness and growth - Yeah!


  About the Book:

She's trying to focus on her future. How can one man make everything feel so . . . fuzzy?

Hannah McDermott has a successful photography studio. She'll soon be featured in Texas Bride magazine. And she has a celebrity client whose Galveston ceremony will be her ticket to the top spot on wedding coordinator Bella Neeley's list of recommended photographers. But it could all come crashing down around her because of one man: archrival and photographer extraordinaire Drew Kincaid.

As the competition between Hannah and Drew heats up, Hannah is surprised to find that it's not the only thing getting more intense. She can't get the handsome man out of her thoughts--or even out of her line of sight--and the job of her dreams is turning into a nightmare. Will everything she's worked for slip out of her hands? And can she see past her pride to find a picture-perfect love?

With contagious humor and a cast of quirky characters, Janice Thompson gives you crazy bridal-business drama, sweet romance, and a satisfying dose of laughter.

   About the Author:

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series. She lives in Texas.

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Available February 2013 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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