Today I am reviewing The Perfect Arrangement: A Year of Weddings by Katie Ganshert.
Here is a brief synopsis:
Meet the people who make it all happen—the planners, the photographers, the musicians who have helped orchestrate the perfect day for countless couples—as they find their own happy endings in the second Year of Weddings novella collection.
Meeting Nick 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 who inherited her grandmother’s flower shop. Despite her success in business, her love life has ground to a halt. And then her temptation to spy on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding leads her to a horrifying fender-bender—with Nick, the groomsman who happens to be her ex’s new brother-in-law.
Meanwhile, William, Amelia’s younger brother, 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 Nick is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s pretty good at it—and pretty fun to talk to. Amelia and Nick continue online conversations about everything, but always lingering in Amelia’s mind is the fear that he’ll realize who she is and what she was doing at the church that day of the accident.
As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people—including a ninety-year-old “fairy godmother” named George—she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nick still be interested when he learns who she is?
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What a fun story!
It reminds me of a favorite movie, when two people meet in a chat room and begin emailing one another. After watching the movie, I tried this a few times, but the people I met didn’t want a “pen pal” – so while I still enjoyed watching the movie, I stopped looking for pen pals.
Amelia and Nate actually meet in person; the first time, of course, is when Amelia bumps into his car. Since she’s trying to get away quickly, she gives him her business card and asks him to contact her. And so it begins…
What happens next is… well, my idea of a wonderful beginning to a lasting friendship… and maybe more! These are fun, entertaining characters with the same problems that many of us go through.
One very fun, quirky, bit is centered on Nate’s email address… what does the number 24 stand for? Nate won’t tell Amelia, but suggests she guess… so far, she hasn’t guessed right, but they both have a great time with it.
I loved this story! It’s an easy, quick read, and leaves you with a good feeling when you’re done. But don’t take my word for it… get a copy of your own and read it for yourself!
Happily ever after begins today. The honor of your presence is requested at three autumn weddings… – Tweet this!
God bless you!
Review © 2015 DJ Mynatt