Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Janice Thompson's Picture Perfect ~ Reviewed

By Janice Thompson
Published by Revell
ISBN# 978-0800721527  
336 Pages

Back Cover: Feisty wedding photographer Hannah McDermott has dealt with her share of difficult brides. But none can compare to the ultimate Bridezilla she's dealing with now. Still, she's trying desperately to impress Bella Neeley, Galveston Island's most sought-after wedding planner, so she can take the top spot in Bella's list of recommended photographers--a spot currently occupied by her arch-rival, Drew Kincaid. What she doesn't count on, however, is falling head over heels for the competition.

Review:  Fans of Bella – Wedding Planner series will applaud Janice in her new series Picture Perfect. It’s a novel that’s just pure fun!

Bella, her family and Club Wed are back with memories you’ll adore. The reader is introduced to Hannah McDemott aspiring photographer who owns her own business. Bella has recommended Hannah to do the biggest photo shoot of her career. She’s been hired to shoot Sierra, famous Country singer’s wedding at Club Wed. It doesn’t get any bigger than that?

This is Hannah’s big break, her dream job – the one that will put her and her company on the map. So, why wasn’t she jumping up and down with joy? Sierra was a high maintence client and her publicist George demanded the impossible. It’s not what she expected. The pressure was on to be perfect! Picture perfect in all her shots! Then there was Drew Kincaid of Kincaid photography – her competition. If she messed up he’d steal this job. Too much was at stake.

Hannah hears her dad speaking to her as she faces this situation, “If being Irish meant I stood a better chance at succeeding in business, I would embrace my heritage as never before…I wouldn’t go down without a fight. A true McDermotto never did!”

Hannah tries to get a grip and expresses her feeling to Scarlett her BFF, “Talk about Diva. I was really excited about getting this gig, but it’s been nothing but trouble so far. Even Bella has struggle with Sierra, and she’s handled every Bridezilla known to mankind. If she’s having trouble, can you ever imagine me trying to manage it?” LOL!

Hannah’s faith is under fire too as demands from this Diva heat up. Hannah begins to realize there are more important things to life than fame and fortune. She begins to look at Drew Kincaid a little differently too. He may not be her competition after all. Maybe they could learn from each other. After all he did shot a famous wedding and lived to do more gigs!

Readers will have fun hanging around Bella’s Italian family again as they take Hannah under their wing and experience some of her Irish family traditions as they are invited to Hannah’s yearly Bing Crosby and Bob Hope party.

So sit back and let the fun begin as Janice Thompson pulls out all the stops in her new novel that is better than a calogne bath. Honest! Grin!

I loved the Irish sayings, blessings, and proverbs in this book. My favorite two are “Enthusiasm is like a fire that needs an occasional poke with a stick.” AND “May those who love us, love us. And for those who don’t love us, May God turn their hearts. And if He cannot turn their hearts, May He turn their ankles, so we may know them by their limping. – Irish Saying! LOL!

I highly recommend Picture Perfect for your next read. It will chase the cares of the day away and bring joy to your heart! This author reminds the reader it’s the little things in life that can bring us great joy! Picture Perfect is fun, fun, fun!

Reviewed by: Nora St.Laurent

2 comments:

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

I thought this one was so fun. I loved revisiting the Rossi family.

Nora StLaurent said...

So Did I Holly!! It was GREAT FUN!!