Every Girl Gets Confused is the second in the A Brides with Style series. It follows the character of Katie Fisher and her boyfriend professional basketball player Brady James. Katie comes from a small town in Texas and has just moved to the big city to help out at the bridal shop Brady’s mother runs. She has to deal with a new job along with her ex-boyfriend, Casey, wanting her back in his life and her family who urges her to move back home.

This is a cute story that is both humorous and heart-felt. I have enjoyed all of the novels I have read by Janice Thompson and this one is no exception. I do however feel the need to point out that for some reason all of her novels have at least one character that I find to be extremely irritating and I wish the story didn’t include and this one is the same way. This doesn’t detract from the theme of the story but I do find myself wanting to skim over the sections of the book that include the annoying character. With that said, I do still recommend this book for something light and quick to read and look forward to the next installment.

I received a free copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.


The Christmas Joy Ride follows the characters of Joy, an 85 year old woman, and her neighbor, Miranda. They set out in a motor home to spread Christmas joy around the country. This is a quick, inspirational read that will get you in the Christmas mood. It’s a very interesting story but since it is so short some things do feel rushed. I am a huge fan of Melody Carlson’s and love her style of writing and this novella doesn’t disappoint. I would recommend this book if you need something short and uplifting to read.

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A Reason to Stay is part of the Texas Gold series but can be read as a stand alone book. The main character Faith, is a news anchor who is trying to juggle her career and her crumbling marriage. The pain that Faith is going through with her marriage is very real and will tug on your emotions. The characters are likable and you will want to continue reading to find out what happens next. I would definitely recommend this book!

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The Imposter is an Amish fiction novel set in the fictional town of Stoney Ridge. It follows the character of Katrina Stoltzfus, a girl who has just moved to the area. She believed she had her life planned out and would live happily with John. However, shortly before moving to Stony Ridge John breaks her heart and ask another woman to marry him. After her move Katrina begins helping a widow with her business and meets Andy, a farmhand. He is interested in her but since she is mending a broken heart Katrina brushes him off.

I was very excited to receive this book since I’ve read so many of Suzanne Woods Fisher’s novels and have loved them all. It was very nice to go back and visit the town of Stoney Ridge thru the eyes of these new characters. It definitely didn’t disappoint and I’m eagerly awaiting the sequel to be published!

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The Photograph is about about Eva Esch, and Amish girl who lives with her brother and two sisters after her parents both die. Since her brother, Menno, is now head of the household he says that his three unmarried sisters must leave the house. Eva, however, doesn’t have any real prospects for marriage. After her youngest sister leaves town to join the outside world a young buggy maker shows up in town with a photograph of a woman that he is looking for and romance begins.

This was a quick read that was very entertaining, as all of Lewis’ novels are.  I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Amish or Christian fiction.

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Ties That Bind is the first novel in the Amish of Summer Grove series. It follows the character of Ariana, who hopes to save enough money to open a cafe. She meets up with a former friend of hers, Quill, who left the Amish many years prior and has helped others leave as well.

This is an interesting book, and I’m glad that there will be more in this series, but it starts very slow and it is difficult to keep up with who all of the characters are. The writing was great and everything was described beautifully. I did become interested in the story once it took off and will be reading the following novels of the series.

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Last Chance Hero is the fourth novel in the A Place to Call Home series but could also be read as a stand alone novel. It follows the characters of Dr. Jess McLeod, a newcomer to the small town of Last Chance, New Mexico, and Andy Ryan, a former NFL player turned high school football coach. Of course, as can be expected from this type of book, the two become attracted to each other shortly after meeting. However, conflict arises due to the fact that Jess isn’t interested in football and it is Andy’s life. I have read the other three novels in this series so it was great to “see” some familiar faces along the way and meet some new ones as well. The characters are interesting and the plot flows easily. This is a very quick read that you can easily read in one day. I would recommend it to anyone who is a fan of inspirational romance.

I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Revell, in exchange for my honest review.

Let me start by saying I love all of Melody Carlson’s novels but this one left me wanting a bit more. It follows the story of Anna, a girl in search for a good job in the hospitality industry. While in this hunt she meets up with her former crush Sean and what happens next is very predictable. It’s not a bad book but it is in no way one of the best that I have ever read. I was left wanting more originality and something less predictable. It is a quick read and would be good if you were looking for something light to read.

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In Firefly Valley is the second book in the Texas Crossroads Series but it can be read independently without a problem. It follows the character of Marisa, a girl who is forced home due to career circumstances and must work at a struggling resort. While there she meets Blake, a new guest. The relationship between Marisa and Blake is a fun one to read. This is a great light summer read that will have you not wanting to put it down!
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I have read several of Janice Thompson’s novels and have thoroughly enjoyed them all; Every Bride Needs a Groom is no exception. I dare you to try reading this novel without smiling. Thompson’s writing style will have you smiling and laughing out loud through the entire book. The characters in this novel are easy to relate to and you will find yourself so immersed within their story that it will be hard to put it down. The setting is a small town in Texas called Fairfield. After reading this book you will feel like you have visited it due to Thompson’s wonderful description. Katie and Brady’s story is wonderful and one that I would without hesitation recommend!

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