Sunday, August 18, 2013

Icing on the Cake by Janice Thompson

Here's my review of this wonderful novel:


First of all, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank you” to Janice Thompson and her publisher for sending me a copy of "The Icing on the Cake" to review for them. I am truly grateful for this generosity. I really appreciate the time, effort and expense it takes to make a reviewer copy available to me.

I didn’t think she could do it, but she did!  Janice Thompson actually made me like Armando Rossi!  In Thompson’s  latest novel, “The Icing on the Cake”, Scarlet, baker extraordinaire and business neighbor to the Rossis’ Parma John Pizzeria, is our delightful focus.  Armando Rossi is our leading man, which didn’t appeal to me much since I thought he was a flake in the earlier Rossi-inhabited novels.  But it turns out that Armando is not as shallow as he appeared previously.  Bravo, Ms. Thompson!

I loved how the author made a plump lady the focal point of this romantic-comedy.  I wasn’t so enthusiastic when our heroine went on a crash diet, but loved how the author handled the situation. 

As with all of Ms. Thompson’s novels, there are lots of fun surprises.  Her books are uber-entertaining and have deep life-changing messages.  She effortlessly weaves spirituality into her books and frequently teaches this reader about the sort of person she would like to be.  Even before I digest the final pages of each book, I am ready to devour the next story…

1 comment:

Janice said...

Suh-weet! Thanks SO much for reading and reviewing. Tickled that you enjoyed Scarlet (and Armando's) story!