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September 28, 2015

The Perfect Arrangement {Katie Ganshert}

the perfect arrangement year of weddings
Meeting Nick was truly an accident—but Amelia finds that he’s one of the few people she can count on.

Amelia Woods is a small-town wallflower who inherited her grandmother’s flower shop. Despite her success in business, her love life has ground to a halt. And then her temptation to spy on her ex-boyfriend’s wedding leads her to a horrifying fender-bender—with Nick, the groomsman who happens to be her ex’s new brother-in-law.

Meanwhile, William, Amelia’s younger brother, has proposed to his girlfriend. Amelia would be excited except she has evidence that the fiancĂ©e is not who she says she is. How can she be supportive and yet be the protective big sister too? It seems Nick is the only one available for any advice-giving, and he’s pretty good at it—and pretty fun to talk to. Amelia and Nick continue online conversations about everything, but always lingering in Amelia’s mind is the fear that he’ll realize who she is and what she was doing at the church that day of the accident.

As Amelia works to craft the perfect flower arrangements for other people—including a ninety-year-old “fairy godmother” named George—she begins to wonder if real love is better than the dream. And if it is, will Nick still be interested when he learns who she is?

My Thoughts:
This was my first book by Katie, but it definitely won't be my last.

Amelia and Nate are characters that I fell in love with immediately and I loved their story. Amelia seems like she usually has her stuff together, but I love how Nate affects her in ways that gets her all flustered. She makes mistakes and causes accidents, and yet always comes across as fun-loving. I love how she dotes on her baby brother and worries about him so much.

Nate seems like the kind of guy that everyone could love. He flirts with Amelia in such a casual way that makes you want to go hang out with him yourself. I love that his initial attraction to Amelia was so strong that he is completely accepting of all her flub - even thinks they are cute. He makes a bold move in the end of this story and I loved it.

I love Katie's writing style and had such a fun time reading this story. It is a great addition to the Year of Weddings 2 series. Put it on your reading list for sure.

Katie (K.E.) Ganshert was born and raised in the exciting state of Iowa, where she currently resides with her family. She likes to write things and consume large quantities of coffee and chocolate while she writes all the things. She’s won some awards. For the writing, not the consuming. Although the latter would be fun. You can learn more about K.E. Ganshert and these things she writes at her website