Every Bride Needs a Groom


Janice Thompson scores another winner with “Every Bride Needs a Groom”! Often humorous and sweetly romantic, this novel nevertheless delivers when it comes to practical and spiritual wisdom. Janice is a pro when it comes to turning serious matters of faith into an enjoyable confection that is easy to digest!

At first glance, Katie Fisher seems to be the typical young woman whose life revolves around planning her dream wedding. The groom may just be a required component in order to make the event complete. Convinced that her long-time beau is about to pop the question, Katie enters and wins a contest for a designer gown. That’s when her love life takes a decided downturn. Needing some space, Katie follows through with fittings for the dress. She wants to do the right thing but is prevented from telling the truth at every turn.

The characters in “Every Bride Needs a Groom” were perfect for the story but at the same time, none of them were perfect. Many of them had very human faults and hiding the truth was a prevalent one. Even Katie’s sweet grandma Queenie had unresolved issues that came to the surface before the story was done. Now Brady was almost too good to be true – dedicated to his mama and sweet and understanding with Katie. But – – what gal wouldn’t love to snag a guy like him ( if such a person actually exists)?

“Every Bride Needs a Groom” is a fun-filled story that is just right for a relaxing afternoon read. Humor abounds and may even reach near slapstick levels a time or two. The romance is sweet and most issues are resolved satisfactorily by the conclusion. It is a great story about the power of forgiveness and trusting God to guide your life.

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


Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding–the groom.

Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in Texas Bride magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? Anyway, she’s sure he’ll be getting down on one knee any time now. And a one-of-a-kind designer dress doesn’t just fall out of the sky right when you need it.

But when Katie’s boyfriend takes a job in another town and breaks up with her–on the very same day she wins her dream dress–her world is turned upside down. Dare she go to Dallas to claim her prize? And will the hunky pro basketball player who runs the beyond-swanky bridal shop–yeah, you read that right–discover her humiliating secret if she does?

Every Bride Needs a Groom is one to savor over and over. This compelling tale keeps you hooked and ignites your heart. What an intriguing way to visit the culture of a small central Texas town.”–Eleanor Clark, award-winning author; motivational speaker; and Fairfield, Texas, resident

“Thompson launches a new bridal series with a contemporary, joyful Cinderella story that is filled with good humor and old-fashioned Southern style. Readers will fall in love with Katie and the rest of the well-drawn Fisher clan. This swoon-worthy tale will appeal to aficionados of humorous romances by Rachel Hauck and Lisa Wingate.”–Library Journal

Read an excerpt from “Every Bride Needs a Groom” HERE.

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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 hugely popular Weddings by Bella series, the Backstage Pass series, and the Weddings by Design series. She lives in Texas. Learn more at www.janiceathompson.com.