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Every Bride Needs a Groom

(Brides With Style #1)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  1,171 ratings  ·  191 reviews
Small-town girl Katie Fisher is planning her wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn't managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn't mean she shouldn't enter a contest in "Texas Bride" magazine to win the dress of her dreams, right? But when her boyfriend breaks up with her and takes a job in another town--the very same day Katie wins her dream dress--her world is turne ...more
Paperback, 368 pages
Published April 21st 2015 by Fleming H. Revell Company (first published April 14th 2015)
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Cara Putman
Apr 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Love books with humor and romance? Love a heroine who is small town adorable discovering the big city? How about a hunky hero that is out of place yet perfect? If you love all of these, then you have to read Every Bride Needs a Groom.

Katie Fisher has big city dreams for her wedding. Now she's won a contest for a dream, designer dress. The only problem? Her groom decided he didn't want to be groom. All her dreams seem to be on hold...while she wonders how to tell the designer that she can't reall
Lindsey (Books for Christian Girls)
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“Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding—the groom.
Small-town girl
Carole Jarvis
Apr 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
Reviewed at The Power of Words:

Until connecting with Every Bride Needs a Groom, I didn't realize it was possible to read an entire book with a smile on my face. This is a delightful, laugh-out-loud story with spiritual truths cleverly woven throughout, and I enjoyed every minute spent in reading.

Much of the story takes place in the small town of Fairfield, Texas - a charming southern community that Janice has very effectively put on the map. Anyone who has had the plea
Jul 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-books
Every Bride Needs a Groom is the first book in Janice Thompson's new series, "Brides With Style", and a good read if you're looking for a light, chick-lit story with some humor. I felt like the first half of the book moved slowly and it didn't grab my attention...but I really started to enjoy the book towards the end.

For the most part I liked the characters, although there were times things they said/did rubbed me the wrong way. I thought the ending was cute and not what you expect when starting
Maria Wiseman
Oct 13, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: reviewed
How to write a Janice Thompson book in 7 Easy Steps:

1. Begin with a short, single girl whose crazy family is incredibly in touch with their Greek, Italian, Mexican, or Southern small-town heritage.
2. Your male love interest must be compared to Adonis at some point (preferably the first time the single girl lays eyes on him).
3. Her mother and father must be deeply in love.
4. For some added spice, throw in an elderly romance (hopefully including the main character's maiden aunt or widowed grandmo
May 21, 2017 rated it it was ok
Shelves: read-in-2017
2.5 stars...

I find it hard to believe that Katie can be THAT ok with the breakup after 7 years with the guy. Also - she meets someone else pretty fast and falls in love very quickly. It seemed like a rebound relationship to me. I didn't see much chemistry between the two of them either. They had a couple of conversations and that was it. Love.

The male love interest I found to be rather dull. He just seems too perfect. He doesn't have any flaws, he's understanding and sweet, and of course, REALL
Margaret Chind
Jun 30, 2014 marked it as kindle-ebook-to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Margaret by: Bethany House
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It's about time I dived into another contemporary romance with Janice Thompson! While it seems I must have missed a few titles of hers in the last year (9-month old baby preoccupation maybe?) I'm delighted to have my hands the first in a new series! Also you should stay tuned, as I'm going to be going through my Janice archives for both contemporary and historical novels to add them to my review database to be more easily found in searches and archive lists!

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Katie Fisher is busy planning her wedding. It doesn't matter that her long term boyfriend hasn't proposed yet, she's still dreaming of her big day. When her cousin tells her to enter an essay into a contest sponsored by the Texas Bride magazine with the prize being a wedding gown designed by premier designer Nadia James, Katie enters. She never expected to win. She also never expected her boyfriend to breakup with her on the same day that she wins the gown. Heading to Dallas and the prestigious ...more
Victor Gentile
Apr 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Janice Thompson in her new book, “Every Bride Needs a Groom” Book One in the Brides with Style series published by Revell introduces us to Katie Fisher.

From the back cover: Somewhere in a sea of tulle and taffeta, satin and crepe, Katie Fisher needs to find a key ingredient of the perfect wedding–the groom.

Small-town girl Katie Fisher is busy planning her fairy-tale wedding. Sure, her boyfriend hasn’t managed to pop the question just yet, but that doesn’t mean she shouldn’t enter a contest in Te
Emilie Haney
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, review-copy
A delightful read filled with genuine laughs, sweet romance, and what every girl dreams of: the perfect wedding dress!

Katie Fisher grew up in a small town and is accustomed to routine. When she takes a chance and enters a contest meant for brides and wins, she has to face the reality of what happens when dreams get ahead of real life.

I found Katie to be charming, her family to be hilarious, and the circumstances the characters face to be delightful. I can relate to Katie, being from a small tow
Apr 29, 2015 rated it really liked it
Every Bride Needs A Groom
by Janice Thompson
Rating: 4/5
Book 1 of Brides with Style
Revell – Fiction | Contemporary Romance

Katie Fisher is ready to get married to her long-time boyfriend and settle down in the small town where she’s grown up. Who would ever want to live in the big city? This Texas girl is sure her boyfriend is going to propose soon since he’s been making a couple trips to Dallas – possibly to buy a ring? With her cousin’s urgings and after reading the fine print, Katie enters a con
Apr 05, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: christian, realistic
Really, the only way I can describe Every Bride Needs a Groom is that it’s very Texas. It’s very Texas, and very quirky. It’s also got one of those titles that makes you want to hide the book when you’re reading it in public. Once I got past the quirkiness, though, the book was okay, though it was too indulgent for me to really like it.

The book’s silliness isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but Thompson seems to go out of her way to make sure almost every situation Katie is in is one that goes poten
Jul 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Katie expects her boyfriend of 8 years to propose any time now. So when a contest to win a tailor made wedding gown comes up, she enters. But the day she wins the dress, she loses the guy. What's a bride to do? Well, she wants to come clean but every time she tries, someone else tells her it's okay, that she doesn't have to. After all, the contest didn't say she had to have a groom.

The story is about being open minded to try new things. Small-town girl goes to the city for fittings and interview
Dec 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars! A cute, sweet and fun read!
Joanne Roberts
Feb 25, 2017 rated it liked it
Much better than the last novel I read by this author. The narrative made sense. The characters were on the bland side (better than the over-the-top from the other series.) The story was not believable, but that is to be expected in this type of romance. The Christian elements were ecumenical. The characters didn't live their faith, except maybe the boyfriend who was unfortunately two-dimensional. The ending was too tidy (maybe the author is setting up for books about the other characters?) This ...more
Nov 07, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyable start to a new series! This is one that will definitely need to be read in order. Janice creates the funniest, most down home, lovable characters ever! If you like her other stories, you'll like this one too. Keep an open eye for familiar names too ;) I do have a little trepidation that the next book may end up turning into a love triangle based on the title alone but I'm hoping not. Also while this book wrapped up nicely, it wasn't the total wrap up package as there's a #2 coming out ...more
Toni Shiloh
Feb 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book was filled with humor and romance, a fantastic combination!
Apr 09, 2015 added it
I wasn't sure I could love another character as much as I love Bella, but Katie Fisher has stole my heart! In this first book in the newest series, we get to meet the Fisher family from Fairfield. They are full of love, family, and deep-rooted traditions. Getting to know Katie as she headed off to Dallas was all kinds of fun. I have been looking forward to this book for a while, and it lived up to all my expectations.

*I received a copy of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.*
Crystal Barnes
May 19, 2015 rated it really liked it
Janice Thompson is great at making folks laugh. Every Bride Needs a Groom has a great cast of lovable, fun characters, and heart-stirring plot. But who wouldn't have fun tossing a pro-ball player into the head seat at a wedding dress design shop? Better yet, tossing a gal without a groom into the middle of a wedding dress photo op. A wonderful story you'll love. I read it in one night. ...more
Feb 22, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2017
Funny, but not laugh out loud; comical, but not lacking seriousness; this novel will keep you wondering how the main character will keep herself out of trouble next. Thankfully, you never have to wait long to find out the mysterious troubles she keeps finding herself in. I have rated this novel a four because unfortunately it did not hold my complete attention.
Jul 09, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Every Bride Needs a Groom is a fun read. I laughed throughout the book and I look forward to the next book in the Brides With Style series.
5 plus stars.
Temitope Adepetu
Jun 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
I loved it and look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Rachel Marie
Jan 03, 2019 rated it liked it
his was the kind of sweet, romantic, Southern romance I've come to expect and love from Janice Thompson. Although I miss Bella and the gang, I can see myself coming to love this group of people just as much.

Katie is a small-town girl, who has been planning her wedding since she was a little girl. She's got everything planned out--except for the groom's proposal. She's sure that her long time boyfriend's proposal is coming. Until it doesn't. Casey instead drops a different bomb: he's moving to O
Lydia Howe
I'm currently going through a phase where I'm trying not to give ALL my reads three stars. As an author I hate giving anything less than three stars, and as a reader, I have high standards for anything above three stars.

I choose to read this book because I remember reading a book by the same author about five years ago and really liking it. Plus, I've been seeing other people gush about the author's books, and I was in the mood for a really nice, light, fun read so I thought "Why not?"

Sadly, t
I often read books that make me smile or even chuckle. It's rare to read a book that makes me laugh out loud. I was reading this late at night (rather early in the morning) and laughing so frequently and loudly that I halfway expected to wake my housemate, even though we never hear each other when we're in our rooms.

I never spent years dreaming of a fairy-tale wedding, but I could still identify with Katie in her dreams. While not being a big fan of celebrity heroes (Brady is a basketball star)
Janka H.
Sweet romance about the sweet hometown girl bouncing back.

Katie wishes nothing more that to get married to her sweetheart and to live with him in their Southern small city. She loves all things her wedding so much, that - sure her honey is going to propose soon anyway - she enters the bridal magazine essay contest with the possibility to win the unique custom-made wedding dress. And she wins. And the guy dumps her.
So travelling in person to the bridal shop in Dallas seems the only polite way t
May 10, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian, romance
"Every Bride Needs a Groom" is a humorous Christian romance. When I realized that the prospective boyfriend wasn't going to be told that she didn't have a groom, I thought that might be hard to pull off a non-weird romance. But he's not kept in the dark for too long, and they have a chance to become friends until then. It also helps that the heroine in this story is also the main character in the next, so the romance has some more time to develop.

The hero was dealing with pressures about his car
Jo Forrester
Jun 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book. Janice Thompson is one of my favorite authors. She does Christian romance novels without being overly preachy. I put down each one of her books with a smile, a sigh and a chuckle. I've read her entire Bella series and thought that this book would be follow that formula. Well, I was wrong. This book stands on it's own and is different from the Bella series in many ways. You get to meet the main character, Katie Sue, and her lovable but meddlesome family. We follow her ...more
May 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This is my second Christian romance and I must say it caused me to fall in love with reading all over again. I got this book for free via iBooks or maybe it was BookBub and I stayed up all night waiting to see how it all played out. I went on to buy the second book my first purchased Christian romance and I must say I don't regret it at all. I have went on to reading many more Christian authors but I must tell you continue to nature your God given gift. God richly bless. Thank you for not be sel ...more
Kathleen Friesen
Jan 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
As this story began, Katie seems naïve as she plans her wedding without a proposal. If she hadn’t been sweet and compassionate, this story wouldn’t work. But she was, and it does. Katie’s personality begins to shine by the second chapter, when she’s more concerned about everyone else’s feelings than her own and is troubled by her compelled dishonesty. The hero, Brady, seemed a little too perfect to me, but he did make a great straight man to the others characters’ goofiness.
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