Book Review: Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas by Janice Hanna Thompson

Love Finds You in Poetry, Texas

by Janice Hanna Thompson
Copyright 2009
Summerside Press
310 pages
ISBN: 978-1-935416-16-6

From Amazon: Belinda Bauer in her ivory tower. In the German community of Poetry, Texas, Belinda spies an opportunity. The tiny town is filled with loggers and railroad men in need of wives, so she sets herself up as a marriage broker. She writes little poems to be printed in newspapers all over the country and one by one, women begin to arrive in Poetry. There's only one problem: Belinda doesn't have a clue what shes doing and all the brides marry the wrong men! One client is particularly unhappy. Georg Kaufman, the local barber, has lost more than one prospective wife to Belinda's fumbled attempts. For some reason, she just cant seem to find Georg's perfect match, though its not for lack of trying. Is there a poetic ending in store for Georg and for Belinda herself?

My Review: This is my first time reading anything by Janice Thompson and it certainly will not be the last. I really enjoyed the mix of humor, romance, and faith that this book offered. I'm excited to read her contemporary romance, Fools Rush In as soon as I can get it back from my cousin!

The main character, Belinda opens her own business in the small town of Poetry, Texas, with the hope of bringing a little bit of class to rival the neighboring town of Terrell (they have an opera house) in the form of mail order brides. She thinks that all she needs to bring people together is a little bit of scientific reasoning sprinkled with God's will!

What happens in between is hilarious! There are so many weddings in the small town that I think there is at least one in every chapter. Janice Thompson sure knows how to do fun! The antics of one of Belinda's "mail order brides," Sarah Jo and the town's poet laureate, Peter made me laugh out loud! Read it and you will certainly know what I'm talking about!

Belinda's own romance is sweet and I couldn't help but want her to open her eyes and see the man who was right in front of her all along! Georg, the town barber is a great character too. He is so sweet and soft hearted which is a refreshing change from the usual he man characters that I'm used to reading about in romances.

With all that said I think that this is a great book if you like a really strong faith message of listening to God and one's heart and a humorous but sweet romance.

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*I won my copy on Carman's blog and Janice graciously sent me a signed copy.*


  1. Hmmm, if you like romance, humor and Christian-faith based fiction, you should read this book I reviewed on my blog. I'm not a big romance reader, but I think you will like it, I just mailed it out and gave it away to one of my blog's followers who wanted it. Would have offered it to you if I knew you earlier.

  2. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! That really made my day! Thanks for spreading the word. I'm so grateful.

  3. What a terrific review! This book sounds wonderful. :)

  4. Aww, this looks so cute!! I love books with tons of characters and a lot of romance :)

  5. I'm glad you liked this book, too. I can't wait for you to read Fools Rush's even better...imo. Hurry and get it back! LOL

    Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I always look forward to reading your reviews. :)


  6. Sounds like a fun book ~ and I've heard good things about Fools Rush In too.


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