Thursday, February 18, 2010

Book Review: Swinging on a Star

Swinging on a Star: A Novel (Weddings by Bella)Swinging on a Star: A Novel (Weddings by Bella)

I thought the premise of this novel sounded amusing:

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.

My Review:  As I said, I thought the premise sounded amusing, but after 50 pages I was ready to quit.  I'm trying to figure out why, and I've decided that it is probably because it is a romantic comedy, and I often dislike comedy.  I sort of see where this one is going, and I'm just not interested, but folks who like comedy probably would like it--(FYI I can't stand Sienfeld, or Cheers or any TV show of that ilk).  It is Christian fiction and a little religion was mentioned in the part I read, but I wouldn't call it preachy.  The writing is professional.  Like I said, comedy isn't my thing, and this struck me as much more comedy than romance.

I'd like to thank Donna Hausler at Baker Publishing Group for sending me a review copy of this book.  Swinging on a Star: A Novel (Weddings by Bella) is available January 2010 at your favorite bookseller from Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

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