Saturday, February 20, 2010

Swinging on a Star

Author: Janice Thompson
Publisher: Revell
January 2010
ISBN: 978-0-8007-3343-8
Genre: Inspirational/contemporary romance

Bella Rossi’s wedding business has had a successful first themed wedding and now, she’s facing her toughest assignment yet, making a Medieval wedding, complete with a castle and a moat, perfect for the bride-to-be. Bella’s boyfriend, DJ. is so patient with Bella when business causes her to ignore his phone calls, or cancel their dates. And Bella’s aunt Rosa is going to be featured on the Food Network. Everything is perfect!

But then, the bride-to-be introduces the best man, her groom’s best friend, who happens to be a world famous actor, Brock, who happens to be Hollywood’s hottest, and the most eligible bachelor. But then Brock starts showing an interest in Bella. Plus, he is lodging at her house in order to hide from the paparazzi!

When you add Bella’s starstruck sister and a loud, feuding Italian family, you have a recipe for disaster—and a lot of laughs.

SWINGING ON A STAR is the second book in Ms. Thompson’s Weddings by Bella series. I recommend reading book one, Fools Rush In, first, as SWINGING ON A STAR does refer back to it, but if you can’t get your hands on the first book, then there is enough backstory included in SWINGING ON A STAR to be able to figure out what is going on.

I enjoyed reconnecting with Bella, and just knew that things were going to start going wrong—and couldn’t wait for them to start. SWINGING ON A STAR is a fun read that will keep you laughing. And with Valentine’s day approaching, what better time to read a romance? Don’t miss SWINGING ON A STAR. Top ten cruising tips are included at the end of the book. $14.99. 328 pages.

Bella's quirky, crazy family life adds humor to this modern love story.
A light but satisfying series debut that will appeal to fans of Kristin Billerbeck.
— Library Journal

Janice Thompson returns with another hilarious tale in the Weddings by Bella series with Swinging on a Star.

In this latest release from Thompson, Bella Rossi's life is nearing perfection. She's got the perfect guy, she's running a successful business, and she's about to plan her most ambitious wedding yet, a Renaissance-themed fairy tale come true, complete with period costumes and foods, horse-drawn carriages, and even a castle. There's just one hitch. The best man just happens to be Brock Benson, Hollywood's hottest and most eligible bachelor. Oh, and did we mention he's staying at the Rossi house to avoid the paparazzi?

With all the pressure surrounding this wedding, Bella's not sure she's going to make it through. Add her starstruck sister, her feuding aunt and uncle, and a trio of large, sequined church ladies with even bigger personalities, and you've got
a recipe for disaster—and a lot of laughs. This hilarious romantic comedy is sure to delight both fans and new readers alike.

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 lives in Texas.

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