Friday, May 28, 2010

Bella and DJ are getting married!


I'm so excited about the third and final book in the "Weddings by Bella" series: It Had to be You. Wedding bells are ringing, and not just for Bella and DJ! Here's some information about the book:


Bella couldn't be happier that her long-feuding Aunt Rosa and Uncle Lazarro have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy--and an old mobster from New Jersey--life starts to get complicated. Will Lazarro's friend from the past drive the happy couple apart once more? And will Bella ever have time to think of her own rapidly-approaching wedding amidst the chaos? Full of laugh-out-loud humor, plenty of Italian passion, and a bit of Texas gumption, It Had to Be You is the satisfying conclusion to an entertaining series.
From the Back Cover
Get ready for a double dose of wedding frenzy!

Bella couldn't be happier that two of her long-feuding relatives have finally admitted their love for one another and are getting married. Their forties-style wedding is sure to be a night to remember. But when the Rossi house begins to fill up with family from Italy--and an old mobster from New Jersey--life starts to get complicated. Will a friend from the past drive the happy couple apart once more? And will Bella ever have time to think of her own rapidly approaching wedding amid the chaos?

Full of humor, plenty of Italian passion, and a bit of Texas gumption, It Had to Be You will have you laughing out loud and wiping a tear from your eye.

Praise for the Weddings by Bella series:

"A fun, welcome distraction from life's boredom and stress."--Trish Perry, author, Beach Dreams and The Guy I'm Not Dating

"I fell in love with the Rossi clan, a delightful collection of quirky characters who feel as passionately about their pizza as Texans do about chili."--Virginia Smith, author, Third Time's a Charm

"Thompson is a master storyteller. I felt as if I were Bella's best friend, sitting down with her over cups of Italian cappuccino while she told me the latest happenings in her zany family."--Ane Mulligan, editor, Novel Journey

"Sweet romance that sizzles and simmers on every page."--Allison Pittman, author, Stealing Home

Janice Thompson is a seasoned romance author and native Texan. An experienced wedding coordinator herself, Thompson brings alive in her books the everyday drama and humor of getting married. She is the author of Fools Rush In and Swinging on a Star.

31 Comments:

Nancy said...

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Bobbi said...

Oh please don't end the series here...we love Bella! How about writing about Sophia and Tony's wedding, and what about Sal? There's so much more to tell! Please, we love your books! I'm recommending them to everyone including Delilah (from the radio show) Besides we are fellow Texans and can so relate to the stories you tell through Bella!
Bobbi and Stephanie

Anonymous said...

I agree with Bobbi. I am 13 and LOVE your books. Please keep writing more books. Like she said you could write soooo many more books with the topic you have and what you left us with.

Virginia said...

I just finished your series and I LOVE the the Rossi/Neely Clan!!! There is so much more to write about....please reconsider and continue this series! I would love to see DJ and Bella settling in on their new life together…see them have children! It would be fun to see Jenna and Bubba reception come together – Sophia and Tony’s wedding – Sal and Bonnie Sue’s Relationship – Brock and his new views on life…the list goes on and on...Even an adventure on Bella and DJ’s trip to Italy would be amazing – Maybe see Deanna and Rocco get married??? The possibilities are endless. Your characters are so real and fun and I’m going to miss reading about them. Please dont end at 3!!!!!!

Janice said...

You are so sweet, Virginia! I've asked my publisher about doing more books. We will see what they say!

Janice said...

Bobbi and Nancy...thank you for your comments! I'm so glad you enjoyed Bella's story!

Anonymous said...

Hi! I just wanted to say how much I have enjoyed this series! Once I started reading the first book, I couldnt put it down. I agree with Virginia! Please continue the series! I would love to read more about the Rossi/Neely clan!

Janice said...

Thank you so much! I'm actually writing four more books that will include Bella, DJ and the whole gang as sub-characters. The series is called "Bridal Biz" and is about four people in the bridal business--a cake decorator, a florist, a wedding dress designer and a photographer. What fun! In this series, Bella and DJ will have a couple of children. Can you imagine?!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for writing more books. I was so sad when you said you were going to end it!

Janice said...

Yes, I can't wait to get started!

Anonymous said...

When are the books coming out?

Janice said...

Not for a while - maybe a year or so. In the meantime, I have a lot of other books you might enjoy, including the Stars Collide series and all of my Love Finds You books (which were written under my maiden name, Janice Hanna). Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Just finished the books 2 & 3 in 2 days! I just cound't put them down. I was sad when I got the impression you've ended the series. So I Googled the series & am HAPPY to find this Blog telling me you'll continue Bella & Dj's story! Thank you so much!!!

Janice said...

I'm glad you're glad! It'll be fun to pick up Bella's story again. :)

Debbie said...

I think there need to be MORE books!! Lots more them weddings she can do!!!

Debbie Wankel

Janice Thompson said...

There are more books coming in Bella's story! The new series is called Bridal Biz and the books (four, in all) are about professionals in the wedding business. Bella and DJ are in the stories, but not the main characters. You'll get to meet their two children (Tres and Rosa-Earline, the baby)! Lots of fun!!! I'm writing the first book now.

Anonymous said...

Please don't end the series!!! i just found the series and read it so quickly... and i'm dying to read more! That is a lot coming from me! My husband likes to say i never read! Please, pretty please!!!!

Anonymous said...

well you'd think i read the comments first! glad to READ that you continuing! Hopefully it will include Bella's family too! Thank you!!!

Anonymous said...

pls rite more with bella and DJ as the main character this was my favorite book series ever the is so much more you could rite about bella and the rosis

Janice Thompson said...

So glad you enjoyed the stories. There will be plenty of stuff in the new books about Bella, DJ and their kids. All of the other characters will be in there, too, and you will meet some new folks, as well. Enjoy!

CaraH said...
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CaraH said...

Is Book 3 going to be the final book?

Janice Thompson said...

Cara, I'm working on a new series now (tentatively titled "Bridal Biz'). In this series you'll learn more about Bella, DJ and the whole gang!

Anonymous said...

When is the bridal biz series coming out?!

cowgirl said...

i love your books, and i'm 13!I fell in love with bella, D.j. and the gang!!!! When is Bridal Biz coming out?

Anonymous said...

So glad I found this blog to see book 3 isn't the final time we hear of the Rossi/Nealy clan! Stumbled upon your book when downloading the kindle to my iPhone and have read all 3 Bella books in just over a week! Truly addictive! Can't wait to read the next installments, any idea when these are due?! I eagerly wait!

Anonymous said...

Go to Janice's facebook and see that the book is coming out in February 2013!!! So excited. It puts Weddings by Bella and another series together, so go check it out on her Facebook. She gives details.

Brooksie said...

thank you for bringing back Bella and DJ. Always a joy to read!

Anonymous said...

Actually it is coming out in January. She announced it the other day.

Janice Hanna Thompson said...

Sweet! And I'm so excited about the upcoming series!

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