Book Review: The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

A 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 dress designs gracing the young women of Texas.

When Jordan Spencer, the editor of Texas Bride magazine visits the shop to do a feature, Gabi is devastated to lose her job in his very influential 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. Could it be that she’ll have to design her own wedding dress soon?




Anyone who knows me or who has been around this blog very long knows I adore Janice Thompson to pieces. She has been a good friend and adviser to me, always patiently answering questions and loving me even when all I wanted to do was cry.

I impatiently tap my foot waiting for each new Janice-fic to come out, watching my mailbox anxiously when I know it’s on its way. Cracking open the brand new spine as soon as time permits [and sometimes sooner] when it arrives.

The Dream Dress was no exception. Once again, Janice swept me off to Galveston, to a world with Bella Neely and the Splendora Sisters playing supporting roles for a zany cast of characters.

I loved Gabi and Jordan. She’s talented and he’s not what you’d expect from a wedding magazine reporter. The secondary cast of characters were wonderful. From the Rossi-Neely family to the Splendora Sisters to Gabi’s family – her grandmother, in particular, was wonderful.

The only problem with The Dream Dress, as with so many others particularly Janice’s? Not long enough. They never are. Fortunately, Bouquet of Love will be out in August and more Rossi-Neely-Splendora entertainment is coming after that – followed by a new wedding series I can’t wait to read!!!!

Overall rating: 8.5 out of 10 stars

Thanks to Janice and the publisher for a copy in exchange for my honest review.