I have enjoyed each and every one of the books in Janice Thompson’s Weddings by Bella and Weddings by Design series as well as a number of her other novels. I love this author’s blend of a sweet romance with a large dose of humor that is well seasoned with wisdom and practical faith.

I believe that “The Dream Dress” may just be my favorite of all Janice’s books. I liked the character of Gabi Delgado – her dogged loyalty to her job despite the despicable way she was treated by her boss and her willingness to stay up all night working on a wedding dress for a friend. I also loved they way her friends and Jordan encouraged and stood up for Gabi, especially the way each one of them pointed her toward the Father who would never let her down.

There are so many things to love about “The Dream Dress”. Gabi and Jordan were wonderful additions to the series and characters from the first two books, Scarlet and Armando and Hannah and Drew made numerous appearances throughout its pages, especially Scarlet. And of course the story would be incomplete without Bella, the Rossi family, and of course the Spendora Sisters. I would probably never grow tired of new additions to Thompson’s wedding series set in Galveston and the nearby area.

I heartily recommend “The Dream Dress” as well as any of Janice Thompson’s other novels to those who love a good romance with a generous helping of humor and faith.

This book was provided for review by
Revell, a division of Baker Publishing Group.

The Dream DressBig dreams take big leaps of faith . . .
but what if you trip on the way?

A lowly seamstress at a swanky bridal boutique, Gabi Delgado dreams of doing more than ripping out seams and fitting dresses to doe-eyed brides. She wants to see her own original dress designs gracing the young women of Texas. But when Jordan Singer, reporter for Texas Bride magazine, visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is humbled in his influential–and unnervingly handsome–presence.

Convinced she’ll never get her dreams off the ground now, Gabi needs lots of encouragement–especially from her friend Bella Neeley–to take a chance and start her business. And as she gets to know Jordan, she discovers that she may have to take a chance on love as well.

Praise for the Weddings by Design Series

“Funny one-liners and absolutely lovable characters combine with just enough romantic tension to keep the pages turning.”–RT Book Reviews on Picture Perfect

“This breezy, fun-filled romance is sure to please readers who have been eagerly awaiting the second series installment.”–Library Journal on The Icing on the Cake


Janice ThompsonJanice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and screenwriter. An expert at pulling the humor from the situations we get ourselves into, Thompson offers an inside look at the wedding business, drawing on her own experiences as a wedding planner. She is the author of the Weddings by Bella series and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect and The Icing on the Cake. She lives in Texas. Visit for more.