Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Everything But a Wedding

I'm going to miss the Salo family since Everything But a Wedding finishes Holly Jacobs' trilogy about the family with roots in Hungary, and a business in Erie, Pennsylvania. If you enjoy light, fun romances, try this series, Everything But a Groom, Everything But a Bride, and, the concluding book, Everything But a Wedding.

Vancy Balshade, the matriarch of the Salo family, cursed Bela Salo's family when he failed to show up for their wedding. By the time he showed up late, due to an accident, she had relented, and said she hoped no one in his family had a big beautiful wedding, until the day they realized the wedding wasn't as important as the marriage. However, Vancy has lived with her curse her whole life, watching her children, and then grandchildren, marry, but never in that big, beautiful ceremony.

Her granddaughter, Dori Salo, is her last hope to break the family curse. But, Dori isn't a girly girl, and her heart has been broken before. If she falls for someone, he better be honest with her. So, Bill Hastings doesn't stand a chance with Dori. He's an architect, pretending to be an interior designer because his pregnant cousin begs him to stand in for her when she bids on a job for one of Dori's construction projects. The more Bill gets to know Dori, the more uncomfortable he is with his role as Carter Hastings the fourth.

One way or another, Holly Jacobs must settle the problem of the family curse, since she's ending the series with the romance, Everything But a Wedding. Let's just say, it's a romance. There must be a happy ending. And, Holly Jacobs writes very satisfying romances. Everything But a Wedding won't let down the reader. It's another treat from Jacobs.

Holly Jacobs' website is www.hollyjacobs.com

Everything But a Wedding by Holly Jacobs. Avalon Books, ©2008. ISBN 978-0803499249 (hardcover), 183p.


HollyJacobs said...

Hi, Lesa!

Just wanted to say thanks for taking the time to read EBAW! I'm glad you enjoyed the series. And yes, it was supposed to be the last of the books, but Nana Vancy and her family turned out to be so popular, that they'll be back next Christmas with Everything But a Christmas Eve.

What happens after Nana Vancy breaks the curse? She gets bored. And there's nothing worse than a bored grandma. So, when her two best friends the "Silver Bells" (Annabelle and Isabel) convince her that maybe she has some magic Hungarian power and can match-make, she gives it a shot...and chaos, holiday fun, and maybe love kicks into high gear!

So, there you go...you're one of the first to know! LOL

Speaking of holiday fun...wishing you the best holiday yet, Lesa!


Lesa said...

Hi Holly!

Terrific! I'm glad Nana Vancy and the family will be back. I like being one of the first to know, along with the readers of this blog.

Thanks for keeping us all in the loop.

And, I hope you have a wonderful holiday. Thank you, Holly!

HollyJacobs said...

Thanks, Lesa! I'll confess, I adore getting to revisit families/characters and the Salos are one of my favorites, so it was a blast!!



Lesa said...


Admit it. You and I are just romantics who don't like to lose people we love, even if it's characters who come to life. It's always nice to return to loved ones.

Merry Christmas!

pattinase (abbott) said...

Have a great holiday, Lesa.

Lesa said...

Thank you, Patti! I hope you have a great holiday as well. Thank you!