people who make it all happen - the planners, the photographers, the musicians
who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples as they find
their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
bridesmaid undo the disasters caused by a poorly chosen maid of honor and save
her sister's wedding from disaster?
older sister Crystal is getting married, and Mari is one of her bridesmaids -
actually, the last in a lineup of five bridesmaids, but that doesn't really
bother her. Much. But Sienna Jameson as the maid of honor? Really? She might be
friend, but she's ditzy and undependable on her best days. When the best man
turns out to be hunky Derrick Richardson, the right fielder for the Houston
Astros and one of Houston's most eligible
bachelors, Sienna abandons her duties as maid of honor to chase Derrick, and
it's up to Mari to make sure Crystal's
wedding day goes off without a hitch.
is wrapped up in dress fittings, bridal showers, and bachelorette nights,
Derrick has taken notice of her devotion to her sister and her determination to
make the wedding perfect. But between dodging Sienna's advances and watching
Mari running around like a madwoman, Derrick is left to steal moments whenever
he can to get to know this beautiful bridesmaid.
maid of honor shows up to the ceremony late and more done up than the bride
herself, Mari fears her attempts to make her sister's wedding perfect have all
been for naught. Will the bride be up-staged by the maid of honor? Will the
fifth-in-line bridesmaid ever be recognized for all the work she's done? And
will Mari finally have a moment to revel in the magic of a wedding and dance in
the strong arms of a man?
NEVER A BRIDESMAID is the May book
in The Year of Weddings series. I
enjoyed getting to know Mari and Derrick. Derrick is truly a hero, kind and
considerate to his fans, fun-loving and definitely multi-faceted. Mari may be
hurt and disappointed by her sister’s choice of a maid-of-honor, but
even though she was “last in line” she stepped forward when no one else would, did all the planning and
all the work and even paid financially for the real maid-of-honor’s must-haves.
Even though this story is shorter
(by about 15 pages) than the novella I just finished this morning, NEVER A
BRIDESMAID felt finished and not rushed. I didn’t feel that the relationship
was too quick or that he came on too strong. Definitely a story written by a
professional. I loved NEVER A BRIDESMAID. Definitely one of the best stories in
this series so far this year.
5 stars. Available in ebook. 85 pages.
About the Author
Janice Thompson got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. She has published over ninety books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children's books, and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh. In addition, she enjoys public speaking and mentoring young writers. She lives in Spring, Texas, where she leads a rich life with her family, a host of writing friends, and two mischievous dachshunds. Visit her website at www.janiceathompson.com. Twitter: @booksbyjanice Facebook: Janice Hanna Thompson's Reader Page