Book Review

Year of Weddings- The Perfect Arrangement by Katie Ganshert

I started reading the first Year of Weddings Novella collection a bit late. I had a bunch of catch-up to do, but I managed to get through them all. While I enjoyed some more than others, as a whole, I loved the collection. So, I was thrilled to see that Zondervan was releasing a second year of the Year of Weddings Novellas collection.

If you interested in the first series, here are the links to my reviews–I reviewed three novellas at a time according to their seasons:

Winter (December, January, February)

Spring (March, April, May)

Summer (June, July, August)

Fall (September, October, November)

If you are interested in my review for previous novellas of the second collection, click the link below:

December: Love at Mistletoe Inn by Cindy Kirk

January: A Brush With Love by Rachel Hauck

February: Serving Up A Sweetheart by Cheryl Wyatt

March: All Dressed Up in Love by Ruth Logan Herne

April: In Tune With Love by Amy Matayo

May: Never a Bridesmaid by Janice Thompson

June: Picture Perfect Love by Melissa McClone

August: Love on a Deadline by Kathryn Springer

September: I Hope You Dance by Robin Lee Hatcher

**I received a copy of this book fromBookLook Bloggers in exchange for my honest review. All opinions expressed are my own.**

 

They’ve helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples. Now twelve new couples will find themselves in the wedding spotlight in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.

Meeting Nate was truly an accident–but Amelia finds that he’s one of the few people she can count on.
Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower and the proud owner of Forget-Me-Nots, a quaint flower shop that once belonged to her mother. Despite her success in business, her love life has always been a bit lackluster. Until she spies on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding and ends up in horrifyingly embarrassing fender-bender with handsome wedding guest, Nate Gallagher.
Meanwhile, Amelia’s younger brother, William, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancée is not who she says she is. How can she be supportive and yet be the protective big sister too? It seems Nate is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s good at it–and pretty fun to talk to, too. Amelia and Nate strike up an online relationship, but always lingering in Amelia’s mind is the fear that he’ll realize she’s not nearly as appealing in real life.
As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people, she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nate still be interested when he learns who she is?

 

I was completely an utterly charmed by this sweet story. Amelia is a fantastic main character and one that I found myself relating to in so many ways.

The story itself is very simple, the main storyline being us watching Amelia really come into her own a bit and to take a risk on a possible romance. I found myself anticipating all that would happen next and was just swept away by this novella.

This cute tale is riddled with old movie references that lends an added bonus to its charms. It was a fantastic story told in part by e-mails between Nate and Amelia. I enjoyed it immensely and highly reccommend it.

About the Author:

Award-winning author, Katie Ganshert, graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison with a degree in education, and worked as a fifth grade teacher for several years before staying home to write full-time. She was born and raised in the Midwest, where she lives with her family. When she’s not busy penning novels or spending time with her people, she enjoys drinking coffee with friends, reading great literature, and eating copious amounts of dark chocolate.

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