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A Bouquet of Love

(Weddings by Design #4)

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Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family–especially her father–has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the S ...more
Paperback, 347 pages
Published August 19th 2014 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published August 12th 2014)
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Storm Reads
Jul 11, 2014 rated it it was amazing
First thoughts: I am a huge Janice Thompson fan and she did not disappoint. This one was so much fun!

A Bouquet of Love is part of the Wedding’s by Design series which is a spin off of Wedding’s by Bella series and Backstage Pass series and I do suggest that you start from the beginning even though you could read this one by itself. You get so much more out of it if you already know all the characters. Trust me they are a blast and you will love everyone of them!

So this one reminds a little of th
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Dawn
Cassia Pappas loves flowers. She loves to work with them and create beautiful bouquets of color and to figure out what blooms would make a bride's day extra special. Yet when her father moves their large family from California to Galveston to open his Greek restaurant, Cassia finds herself stuck in the shop assisting with the making of gyros. When she is given the opportunity to work in the flower shop that Bella Neely sends her brides, Cassia is thrilled. Especially when it puts her in close co ...more
Sunflower
Sep 18, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2014, revell
Set against the backdrop of Galveston, Texas, "A Bouquet of Love" is a refreshing contemporary romance novel filled with humor and a delightful getaway writing that draws in the reader, looking for a fun romance novel that isn't racy, takes you into the world of wedding planning (and who doesn't love to plan a wedding) and hijinks of a girl lost in love.

There are just times when you want to read a novel that isn't serious and helps get your mind off the everyday world, and though I haven't read
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Melissa
Jul 22, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Another fabulous read from Janice! In this book we meet Casia Pappas and the rest of her zany Greek family. This was a fun read with all the characters we've grown to love from the Rossi family to Brock Benson. When the Pappas family opens their Greek food restaurant across the street from Parma John's you know a feud is bound to start between the Italians and the Greeks. What you don't expect is the hilarity as some of the families unite in friendship and conspire to end the feud between Uncle ...more
Shannah Mauney
I loved this story and recommend it to anyone who wants to read a fun, fast-paced love story with great principles mixed in. Read my full review on my blog.
Emilee
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: first-reads, texas
This is a fun, romantic comedy about a Greek family. This is the first book I've read by Janice Thompson and it will not be the last!
Bess
May 05, 2016 rated it liked it
Shelves: borrowed
Okay, so I think you need to read: Weddings by Bella 1-3; then read Weddings by Design 1-4, then read Weddings by Bella #4. That is the timeline; they overlap.
Andrea
Jun 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Good, funny read
Claudia
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson – A Book Review
This book might be for you if you enjoy reading a light romance. This book might be for you if the Hallmark Channel is your go to channel each evening. This book might be for you if you live in or love to vacation in Galveston. This book might be for you if the mere mention of the words gyro, tzatziki, or baklava make your mouth water profusely. This book might be for you if you grew up honoring your Italian or Greek heritage, or if you grew u
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Sandra
Jul 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
In Janice Thompson's fourth novel in the Weddings by Design series, A Bouquet of Love, we meet Cassia Pappas. Poor Cassia has a problem. She calls him Babbas, and he's her father.

Niko Pappas uproots the family from Santa Cruz, California, and drops them onto the hot and humid island of Galveston, Texas. There, they are expected to work like fiends to make his sandwich shop, Super-Gyros, into the most popular eating spot on the island. Unfortunately, the Italian restaurant across the street inter
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Victor Gentile
Aug 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Janice Thompson in her new book, “A Bouquet of Love” Book Four in the Weddings by Design series published by Revell returns us to Galveston Island and into the life of Cassia Pappas .

From the back cover: She didn’t expect to fall in love–but roses aren’t the only thing blooming on Galveston Island

Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with h
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Kate (The Shelf Life)
Apr 09, 2014 rated it really liked it
I want to start of by saying that I'm a huge fan of My Big Fat Greek Wedding. It was fun, had a sweet romantic comedy, and was about family. What does this have to do with A Bouquet of Love? Well, I will tell you, if you LOVED My Big Fat Greek Wedding like I did, you will love A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson. Why you ask? It has the same component as the movie. A big, loud, Greek family that owns a restaurant, a sweet love story, with a dash of comedy mixed in.

There is more to story then th
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Carolyn
Aug 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
As seen on my blog:

Hey, Folks!

Do the woes of your week leave you in need of a light hearted chuckle? Janice Thompson's romantic comedy novels may be just the ticket to snap you out of your funk. I was given her latest, "A Bouquet of Love," as part of the "Revell Reads" review program. The publisher furnished me with this title in exchange for a post containing my up front opinion and nothing more. This book is the fourth outing in the "Weddings by Design" series.

In this installment, we meet Ca
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Rachel Marie
Ah, Janice Thompson has done it again. I don't know what it is about this author, and this series, but it has completely won over my heart, and this latest installment did not disappoint. In fact, this may be one of my favorites. Favorite main character, favorite family, favorite swoony love interest.

I've mentioned before, in my review of The Dream Dress, how my favorite part of this series and Janice Thompson's books are the characters, the family, and this one was definitely no different. Babb
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Brandi (Rambles of a SAHM)
When I'm looking for a hilarious yet touching read I turn to Janice Thompson's work. She's sure to delight all of her loyal fans with this newest peek into the beloved yet wacky Rossi family. This time around there is a new family on the block. If you thought the Rossi clan was over the top, just wait until you get to know the Pappas family. The Pappas family has moved to Galveston and set up their Greek restaurant directly across the street from Parma John's. Let the rivalry begin!

The storyline
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Meagan Myhren-bennett
A Bouquet of Love
Weddings by Design volume 4
By Janice Thompson

A Bouquet of Love is the fourth book in the Weddings by Design series.

Cassia Pappas and the majority of the Pappas family have just moved to Galveston from Santa Cruz, California, to open a Gyro shop. But as they say the best made plans of mice and men soon go awry and Cassia's father choice location is across the street from Parma John's.

Parma John's means that the Rossi family and the Pappas family are about to go to war for Parma J
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Tamara Tilley
Aug 17, 2014 rated it liked it
A BOUQUET OF LOVE was a light, quirky romance set amongst a family feud rivaling the Hatfields and McCoys.

Flowers are Cassia Pappas’ life. She dreams of being a florist. A dream that will never be realized if her father has anything to say about it. Niko Pappas runs his family Gyros business with an iron fist and demands nothing but loyalty from his family. And loyalty to Niko Pappas means no fraternizing with anyone in the Rossi clan. That becomes increasingly difficult since the Rossi family
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Amber Whitlock
Aug 14, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Bouquet of Love is the fourth book in Thompson’s Weddings by Design series. The main character is Cassia Pappas, the oldest daughter in a populous Greek family. Cassia is stuck–she feels tethered to her father by his apron strings and thinks she’ll never break away from the family business, Super Gyros. Loneliness plagues Cassia even though she is constantly surrounded by family. The family’s relocation from California to Galveston, Texas, was not something she saw coming, but it could turn ou ...more
Kim
Aug 17, 2014 rated it really liked it
A Bouquet of Love
By Janice Thompson
Rating: 4/5
Book 4 of Weddings by Design series
Revell – Fiction / Contemporary Romance

After her large Greek family moved from Santa Cruz, California to Galveston, Texas, to open up another restaurant, Cassia Pappas lands her dream job in a flower shop owned by the Rossi family, her family restaurant’s competition. Being part of the family restaurant has always been a part of her life, but Cassia’s love for flowers and floral design has her excited to go to work.
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Doreen
Aug 15, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a funny book! It’s great summer reading when you just need to relax and laugh a bit.

Niko (Babbas) leads his family from Santa Cruz, California to Galveston Island, Texas, to open a restaurant “Super Gyros.” This is the same kind of loud, passionate Greek family immortalized in “My Big Fat Greek Wedding.” Now imagine that that this restaurant is right across the street from Parma John’s, owned and run by an equally loud, passionate Italian family. The fight for customers and family and c
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Tonya
Aug 23, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2015-reads
Cassia Pappas has found herself in a nearly impossible situation. She wants to spend her time immersed in her new job at a Galveston Island floral shop, arranging blooms and brightening occasions with her lovely creations. But her huge Greek family–especially her father–has other ideas. They’ve all relocated to Galveston to open up a new family restaurant location on the Strand– directly across the street from the Rossis’ popular pizza place–and they want Cassia’s full participation.
To make matt
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Christina
Aug 18, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Janice Thompson is one amazing author! She makes me laugh, makes me cry and makes me wish that I could meet these crazy but lovable characters in her books. The Weddings by Design series has been so wonderful and I always look forward to reading what happens next in the lives of the Rossi family as well as the other characters who are lucky enough to cross path with this remarkable family.

In A Bouquet of Love, Cassia and her family have moved to Texas to open a Greek restaurant, which happens t
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The Books and Biscuits Blog
Sep 19, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Focused on different aspects of the wedding industry on Galveston Island, the Weddings by Design series follows Hannah McDermott, Scarlet Lindsey, Gabi Delgado, and Cassia Pappas in their own respective novels as they discover friends, love, and plenty of professional opportunities thanks to their connection with Bella Neeley and the rest of the Rossi family (from the Weddings by Bella series). Surrounded by unique families, quirky brides, and plenty of connections to the world of Janice Thompso ...more
Hallie Szott
Jul 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Future readers, beware: reading A Bouquet of Love left me badly craving a gyro. Actually, with all the talk of delicious smells and tastes of both Greek and Italian food, my mouth just never stopped watering… and I loved every bit of it.

Janice Thompson’s A Bouquet of Love is a fun, zany story of the wacky, My-Big-Fat-Greek-Wedding-esque Pappas family determined to start a Romeo-and-Juliet-esque family feud with the Rossis. Cassia Pappas, the lovable and “n
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Melissa
Aug 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
My Big Fat Greek Wedding meets Christian romance :)

If you enjoyed the movie you will LOVE this book. Even if you didn’t see the movie if you like stories about strong families, romance, and that will make you laugh out loud then you need to pick up this book.

This is the second book by Janice I have read and the second on in this series I have read, but it is the fourth volume in Weddings by Design. Although it is a series and there are repeat characters the main characters are new and you can re
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Linda
Aug 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I absolutely love Janice Thompson's books, especially her series that are set on Galveston Island right here in Texas. Her Weddings by Bella Series was such fun that I was thrilled that she spun off a second series with Weddings by Design, and it has been just as delightful. This final novel pulls out all the stops and showcases Thompson's talents at creating an engaging story with sympathetic characters whose inner struggles are easy to identify with, while at the same time peppering it with ju ...more
Rosie
Aug 25, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fans new and old will LOVE this new release from Thompson!

In A Bouquet of Love, our main character's, "obsession" is Judy Garland. Cassia is constantly humming a Judy Garland song or remembering a scene from a Judy Garland movie. This, of course, brought up fond memories of her movie with Fred Astaire, Easter Parade. What I particularly loved about this novel by Thompson was the fresh, outside look at the Rossi clan.

Cassia and her, fun, crazy Greek family heavily remind me of a certain Italian f
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Tima
Sep 05, 2014 rated it really liked it
Cassia comes from a large Greek family. Her father moved them very suddenly to a Texas island and is insisting that everyone help him with the start up of their 2nd Greek restaurant. But what Cassia really wants is to work in a florist shop. Her father's main competitor is Mr. Rossi, who owns the Italian restaurant across the street. No one in the family is allowed to associate with the "enemy". Small problem. Almost the entire island is either a Rossi or knows them well. That means no florist ...more
Jennifer Pickwell
I had no idea when I began reading this book that I would be diving into a hilarious romantic comedy. A Bouquet of Love by Janice Thompson is a page turner and truly belongs on the big screen. It is fourth in Thompson’s Weddings by Design series, and a must read for this year. Get out your “to read” list and add this title and the other three of this series!

I love the characters in this hysterical story about a frustrated daughter, a controlling father, and a very attractive delivery boy from th
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Veronica
Aug 22, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was another enjoyable and zany story in the series, this time about a loud Greek family very similar to the loud Italian Rossi family. I really liked seeing a unique culture that I don't see stories about too often; this totally reminded me of the movie, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, which I love! The new characters were fun and it was nice to see all of the familiar ones from the previous books and series show up to get to know the Pappas'. This book works as a stand-alone, but knowing many of ...more
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  • In Perfect Time (Wings of the Nightingale, #3)
  • At Bluebonnet Lake (Texas Crossroads, #1)
  • While Love Stirs (The Gregory Sisters, #2)
  • A February Bride (A Year of Weddings, #3)
  • Surprised by Love (The Heart of San Francisco, #3)
  • Sincerely Yours
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  • Hidden Agenda (Southern Crimes, #3)
  • An October Bride (A Year of Weddings, #11)
  • Through the Deep Waters
  • Love at Mistletoe Inn: A December Wedding Story (A Year of Weddings 2, #1)
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My name is Janice Thompson. (You will find me published under Janice Hanna, Janice Hanna Thompson, Janice A. Thompson as well.)

I’m a Christian freelance author of novels, non-fiction books, magazine articles and musical comedies for the stage. I live in the Houston area, where the heat and humidity tend to reign, regardless of the season.

I’m the mother of four beautiful daughters, (Randi, Courtney
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Weddings by Design (4 books)
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  • The Icing on the Cake (Weddings by Design #2)
  • The Dream Dress (Weddings by Design #3)