The Dream Dress by Janice Thompson

Sunday, February 23, 2014

About the book:

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?

About this author

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 Rae, Megan and Courtney Elizabeth. Yes, I really do have two daughters named Courtney! Long story…) I also have the three prettiest granddaughters any Nana could hope for – Madysen Lynae, Avery Rae and Peyton Renae. Grandbaby #4, Ethan Ames, was just born in the winter of ‘09 and baby Boston Craig just arrived in the spring of ‘10. Another baby girl is on the way – baby Brooke!

Our family is extremely active in local ministry. My oldest daughter, Randi, leads worship in the Houston area, Courtney Rae leads worship at her church in Montana, Megan works with children at our local church and Courtney Elizabeth sings on the worship team at her church in Michigan. I’m thrilled to have four grown daughters who love the Lord (and several granddaughters who one day will)!

You can learn more about her at her website:

My Thoughts:

Gabi is a talented dress designer, but it seems that Demetri keeps her hidden away in a small office doing alterations. Gabi dreams of designing beautiful dresses. When Demetri is interviewed for Texas Bride magazine, Jordan the reporter, throws everything Gabi believes about men out the window.
Her grandmother, thinks he is the local Singer repair man, because his last name is Singer.
Gabi's mom, and grandmother are absolutely hilarious.
Janice writes a book that is full of fun loving characters, and a great story line, yet she doesn't slack on the spiritual aspect.
Since Gabi has had men fail her, her trust level is low and that means she is not quick to trust God either.

Bella says to her "Gabi, trust me, there are men out there with sticking power. You have to find one who's solid in his faith. If he's in a good place with God, he'll be in a good place with you."

Here is another great quote, that I can totally relate too, because after my divorce I learned that if God wasn't the lover of my heart, I couldn't love anyone else, or be a good partner.

"And maybe God--aka Prince Charming -- would help with the loneliness in the meantime. Again, for some girls. But what about girls like me? Seemed like all of my waiting just got me one thing: more time alone in the closet."

Janice has hit the ball out of the park with this book. It encompasses every girl's dream wedding, and God's dream for us.  Highly recommended!!


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You have made my day! So glad you enjoyed Gabi's story! I think we've all done our "time in the closet." SO glad we serve a God who meets us there!

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