Wedding Week Final Day: Music (A giveaway too!)

In trying to find books that fit with my wedding theme I remembered my favorite romantic comedy series from earlier this year, the Weddings by Bella series by Janice Thompson. Not only is the main character a wedding planner but throughout the entire series there's a debate within the Rossi family of who's the best crooner, Frank Sinatra or Dean Martin? To me that's like asking a mother to pick a favorite child! The series is a blast though and Fools Rush In centers around Bella trying to find the perfect music/deejay for a wedding that she is coordinating. Especially for that first dance as husband and wife that everyone will remember!

The music has to be perfect for that first dance. ;-)

So here's a peek at Book 1 in the Weddings by Bella series, Fools Rush In!

Fools Rush In (Weddings by Bella, Book 1)
by Janice Thompson
Copyright 2009
336 pages
ISBN: 9780800733421

From the publisher:
Ever wonder how Italian sounds with a Southern drawl?

Bella Rossi's life is just starting to get interesting. When her Italian-turned-Texan parents hand over the family wedding-planning business, Bella quickly books a Boot-Scootin' wedding that would make any Texan proud. There's only one catch--she doesn't know a thing about country music. Where will she find a deejay on such short notice who knows his Alan Jackson from his George Strait? And will Bella ever get to plan her own wedding?

Fun, fresh, and full of surprises, this flavorful combination of Italian and Tex-Mex highlights the hilarity that ensues when cultures clash.


To celebrate the conclusion of my unofficial wedding week I'm giving away a gently read copy of A Tailor-Made Bride by Karen Witemeyer (not really wedding themed but it has "bride" in the title so we'll make it work.)

All you have to do is be a U.S. resident and leave a comment telling me your favorite thing about weddings! Please include your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you're the winner. Contest ends Friday, August 13th at 11:59pm.

Thank you all so much for all your comments during my wedding week celebration! Love ya!


  1. How fun! I haven't read the Weddings by Bella series, but I've heard good things about it. :)

    And thanks so much for doing a giveaway! I've been wanting to read A Tailor-Made Bride, so here's hoping... ;)

    I confess I haven't really been to many weddings, but hopefully that will change soon now that I'm in college, right? ;) I guess the best part would be the knowledge that two people were about to start on a journey together "for better or for worse," hopefully full of love and commitment. :)

    And I'm sure all of the beautiful clothes and decorations would be grand, too! In fact, I'm sure there are lots of wonderful parts to weddings (including food and music!). It's so hard to pick! ;)

    Thanks again for a fun week, Renee!



  2. My favorite thing about weddings is seeing the love of two people ready to make a commitment to love, honor, and cherish each other . . . forever. It brings back memories of my own wedding, and a sense of romance.

    Thank you for the giveaway!
    scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

  3. My favorite thing: the vibe. Everyone is so happy and ready to just let loose and have fun. I love it.

    Thanks for the awesome giveaway :)

    Please count me in :)

    This was a blast btw!


  4. I love the spirit of joy and the celebration of a new beginning.
    Add me please!

  5. I just wanted to let you know I have a picture link to your giveaway in my sidebar. :) Thanks again for having a link to my giveaway, too!


  6. My favorite thing about weddings is the cake!! ;)

    hewella1 at gmail dot com

  7. Aw, you sweet girl! I'm glad you remembered Bella and the whole Rossi clan!

  8. Cute theme week you had!

    My favorite thing about weddings is the cake of course. Especially if it's chocolate. :)


    joy g lee g @ (remove spaces)

  9. Oh I love that series! Bella has got to be one of the best series I have read. I would have participated more this week, but am not home, so thanks for doing this anyway! I would love to be entered though! I have been wanting to read this book for a looooong time.

    Email in profile. Thanks!

  10. I just read the first book in this series a few weeks ago and it was so cute! I'm looking forward to the others. I already told you my favorite part of a wedding in another comment, so I'll share my 2nd favorite: the cake! Yum!

  11. I would love to read A Tailor Made Bride. My favorite part of weddings is holding my husband's hand and remembering our wedding vows.


  12. My favorite thing about weddings is the happiness of everyone there.

    lkish77123 at gmail dot com

  13. My favorite thing about weddings is seeing how happy the bride and groom are.
    Theresa N

  14. My favorite part of weddings is how happy everyone is.A Tailor Made Bride sound wonderful .Thanks for the giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

  15. oh gosh, i'm not a HUGE fan of weddings, but by far the best thing about them is FAMILY!!

    I would love to enter the contest!! Thank you!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  16. My favorite thing about a wedding was when it was mine! I have looked forward to reading this series and am so happy that I have a chance to share this giveaway. Tailor Made Bride sounds like a delightful book.

    Blessed Be in Christ,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  17. My first comment was a bit selfish...but I just had to say that. One of my favorite parts is when the bride and groom first catch sight of each other when the bride is coming down the aisle and their faces absolutely light up. The Bella series sounds wonderful, and I look forward to the chance to read Tailor Made Bride. Thank you.

    Grace & Joy in Christ,
    Barb Shelton
    barbjan10 at tx dot rr dot com

  18. My favorite thing about wedding is all the beautiful clothes, beginning of course with the bridal gown!
    Please enter me!



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