Sunday, May 9, 2010

[Revell Blog Tour&Review] It Had to Be You [Weddings by Bella book 3] by Janice Thompson

A modern love story that will have readers laughing out loud!
The final installment in the Weddings by Bella series

· Paperback: 330 pages
· Publisher: Revell; Original edition (May 1, 2010)
· Language: English
· ISBN-10: 0800733444
· ISBN-13: 978-0800733445
· Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 6.5 x 0.9 inches

Full of the laugh-out-loud humor, Italian passion and Texas gumption that has made the previous books in the series a success, It Had to Be You is the final book in author Janice Thompson’s beloved Weddings by Bella series.

In It Had to Be You, Bella couldn't be happier that her long-feuding Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lazarro have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy—and an old mobster from New Jersey—life starts to get complicated. Will Lazarro's friend from the past drive the happy couple apart once more? And will Bella ever have time to think of her own rapidly-approaching wedding amidst the chaos?

About the Author

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and native Texan. An experienced wedding coordinator herself, Thompson brings alive in her books the everyday drama and humor of getting married. She is the author of Fools Rush In and Swinging on a Star. She lives in Texas.

My Review
I didn’t read the first two books in the Weddings by Bella series, but it was easy to understand and follow along with this book. It is a good stand-alone book, but would probably be better if you read the others first. There are many things I like about this book. The Christian values, the close-knit family ties, friendship, joy and happiness. This book tells us that we are important and worthwhile even when we ourselves don’t think so. We don’t need to try and prove we are a great person. Just do the Lord’s will and He will bless us. It’s a lighthearted romance that has it share of problems and good solutions. If you like this kind of book you would love It Had to Be You. I like a book that has more depth to it and a stronger story line. This is a well-written book, but not my cup of tea. So if you like the more light hearted, happy kind of romances you will love this book. One thing I love about this book as I said before is the Christian values. It is very important to the characters in this book. They let us know that you will be happier and life will be better if you do the Lord’s will.

It Had to Be You by Janice Thompson
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3344-5
Available May 2010; $14.99

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