“Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family–especially her father–has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the Strand– directly across the street from the Rossis’ popular pizza place–and they want Cassia’s full participation.
To make matters worse, as Cassia is trying to develop a strong professional relationship with Galveston’s premier wedding coordinator, Bella Neeley, her own father is intent on stealing all of the Rossi family’s faithful customers. Not exactly the best way to get into Bella’s good graces!
Still, at least Alex, that hot delivery guy from the nursery, is always hanging around the flower shop . . .
Fan favorite Janice Thompson gives readers one more romp with Bella, Galveston, and the bustling wedding biz in the final installment of her popular series. Anyone who loves quirky families, loads of laughter, and tender romance will find themselves hooked.”
UPS: A Bouquet of Love is written in first person by the lovely 23-year-old girl named Cassia. Cassia is a fun character that is full of humor and is very dedicated to her family, to the point of sacrificing her own wants in order to keep her father happy. All of the characters are very well developed and described so perfectly that I could see each one without much concentration. The plot-line was so funny and I loved finding out what would happen next. The Christian morals in this book were very clear as well, “You should love your neighbor as yourself” is quoted more than once and a few characters even expound on this in greater detail.
DOWNS: *SMALL SPOILER* There is quite a bit of kissing between Cassia and Alex that might be disturbing to some, however no inappropriate scenes took place and Alex always asked Cassia’s father for permission before taking her out. *END OF SMALL SPOILER* Other than the above, I cannot think of any other Downs so rest assured!
OVERALL: I give A Bouquet of Love 5 out 5 stars for a very light read and lots of entertainment!
“I received this book from Revell books for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are my own.”
I’m a Christian freelance author of novels, non-fiction books, magazine articles and musical comedies for the stage. I live in the Houston area, where the heat and humidity tend to reign, regardless of the season.
I’m the mother of four beautiful daughters, (Randi, Courtney Rae, Megan and Courtney Elizabeth. Yes, I really do have two daughters named Courtney! Long story…) I also have the three prettiest granddaughters any Nana could hope for – Madysen Lynae, Avery Rae and Peyton Renae. Grandbaby #4, Ethan Ames, was just born in the winter of ‘09 and baby Boston Craig just arrived in the spring of ‘10. Another baby girl is on the way – baby Brooke!
Our family is extremely active in local ministry. My oldest daughter, Randi, leads worship in the Houston area, Courtney Rae leads worship at her church in Montana, Megan works with children at our local church and Courtney Elizabeth sings on the worship team at her church in Michigan. I’m thrilled to have four grown daughters who love the Lord (and several granddaughters who one day will)!
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