The Dream Dress (Weddings by Design, #3) by Janice Thompson

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The Dream Dress (Weddings by Design, #3) by Janice ThompsonThe Dream Dress by Janice Thompson
Series: Weddings by Design #3
Also in this series: Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake
Also by this author: It Had to Be You, Picture Perfect, Every Bride Needs a Groom
Genres: Christian Fiction, Contemporary Romance, Romance
Published by Revell Books on February 18, 2014
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
Source: Blog Tour, Revell Reads
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Big 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.

*This post was updated with my new format on April 29, 2015.

I thrive while reading Christian Historical Fiction, and Janice Hanna (aka Janice Hanna Thompson, Janice Thompson) can write in any genre, contemporary or even nonfiction and have my eyes and mind captured to the page. This time in the third book of the Weddings by Design series also related to two previous trilogies of Weddings by Bella followed by Backstage Pass.

It was bittersweet starting this book, and commonly today books end in trilogies. And… while this trilogy is related to two other trilogies it is still hard to get enough of Janice’s stories. So… I was elated when I discovered there is to be a fourth book in the series! It’s a saga, not a trilogy!! Yay! A Bouquet of Love is set to publish in August 2014.

This book, this whole series!, has been an excellent distraction from life and if anyone can make me enjoy contemporary it’s Janice. I’ve loved the Galveston world of Bella and wedding friends since book one in the first series and now two series later I’m still enthralled and love them all from Weddings by Bella, to Backstage Pass, and now Weddings by Design each character is real enough off the page and entertaining to boot.

the dream dressGabi Delgado and Jordon Spencer might just be my favorite Galveston couple yet. So many innocent confusions and things to bring them together. Gabi is so quirky and melodramatic in a way that I can definitely relate and see bits of my personality. Especially in the since, that she is “completely normal” while the world around her is “off their rocker insane”. Getting to know Gabi and seeing her mold into the Club Wed family with characters I’ve come to know and love over the years of reading has been such a pleasure. 🙂

As I’m organizing my shelves I’ve noticed Janice Hanna Thompson seems to be taking up quite the amount of space. Her books are keepers. I have not just enjoyed but practically loved every book of hers in which I have read and I’m starting, a wishlist for those I’m missing.


Fools Rush In Swinging on a Star It Had to Be You Stars Collide Hello, Hollywood! The Director's Cut Picture Perfect
Galveston Weddings (10 books)
by Janice Thompson
3.7 of 5 stars 3.70 avg rating — 12,252 ratings
Fools Rush In Swinging on a Star It Had to Be You
Weddings by Bella (3 books)
by Janice Thompson
3.7 of 5 stars 3.69 avg rating — 10,279 ratings
Stars Collide Hello, Hollywood! The Director's Cut
Backstage Pass (3 books)
by Janice Thompson
3.7 of 5 stars 3.67 avg rating — 1,239 ratings
Picture Perfect The Icing on the Cake The Dream Dress A Bouquet of Love
Weddings by Design (4 books)
by Janice Thompson
3.9 of 5 stars 3.84 avg rating — 734 ratings


About Janice Thompson

Janice 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 and the Backstage Pass series, as well as Picture Perfect, The Icing on the Cake, and The Dream Dress. She lives in Texas. Learn more at

(You will find her published under Janice Hanna, Janice Hanna Thompson, Janice A. Thompson as well.)

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The Creative Madness Mama also known as Margaret is a Christian Stay-at-home Mama, married to the Enginerd, Quilter, avid reader and book-a-holic. A book blogger for bunches of different publicists. She loves to share the latest and greatest about books coming out as well as her quilt and other crafty projects with some pictures of her eight-year-old AppleBlossom, three-year-old Almond Blossom (the Rascal boy!), six-year-old OrangeBlossom (the Princess), and newborn Mermaid Warrior in between. Plotting to be a homeschooler, she's a cloth diapering, breastfeeding, babywearing, list making mama full of a little creative and a lot of madness.
  • Sounds like a wonderful book and a wonderful series!! =)
    Hope you are doing well!

    • I wouldn’t sale well quite yet, but oh so much better! Thank you 🙂 Janice’s books are all wonderful.

  • Janice Thompson

    So glad you enjoyed Gabi’s story! Yay!!!