The Perfect Arrangement – Katie Ganshert – Year of Weddings 2 # 11 – Zondervan – Published 29 September 2015



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 fiancée 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

The Perfect Arrangement is a sweet and highly enjoyable romance.

Amelia is well on the way to being an unmarried, crazy cat woman. And she’s pretty okay with that considering she is far more comfortable at home with a stack of old movies and Baxter, her cat, for company. So it stings a little knowing her ex (and only) boyfriend is getting married to someone else, which is why she just has to do a covert drive-by. And when her baby brother announces he’s going to marry the girl he has only known a few months, it has her worried, especially when she sees said fiancée with another guy. But really, she couldn’t be happier with her life as a florist. But Amelia can’t help falling a little for Nate (the guy she crashed her car into when doing aforementioned drive-by) when they connect via email. He is charming, funny and shares her love of old movies. There’s just one problem – Nate doesn’t know that they first met when Amelia was satisfying her curiosity about her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.

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