Summary Hung over and tired, twenty-four year old Jessica finds she has made a crazy bet to get a date with her favorite celebrity, Ian Drake. Of course the bet would be unthinkable except for the small problem that she made it with her enemy, Erik. She decides to use the bet as a way to prove to herself and others that when she sets her mind to something she can truly accomplish it. (more...)
Review Betting Jessica is a book that is a fun and light read. Wilsted certainly has a gift with the development of her characters... The Book Worm's Library
Summary “I did what?” Twenty-eight year old Gabriella Bessu is St. Therese’s meticulous wedding ceremony coordinator. So the fact that she has mistakenly signed her newest couple up for an annulment, rather than a wedding, sends her Catholic guilt into overdrive.
But who can blame her? The groom is gorgeous and his two kids tug at Gabriella’s heart in a way that overcomes all her best intentions. Before long, she’s in over her head, fixing her mixed-up plans and helping the children and dad come to terms with their haunting grief for the mother and wife they lost years earlier.
Can Gabriella untangle her own fears and accept the messy life that God has handed them?
Reviews Kathy Dunnehoff - Bestselling author of THE DO-OVER The perfect wedding cake balances the right amount of sweetness and substance. And let me just say if Deanne Wilsted's latest novel, Untangling the Knot, was a slice of wedding cake… I'd be glad I was invited to that wedding! (More...)
Catholic Sentinel - Feb. 12, 2013 WEST LINN — Deanne Wilsted's new book is so Catholic that it opens in a confessional. But Untangling the Knot (Soul Mate Publishing) actually has more to do with another sacrament — marriage.
It's also about human foibles and the dignity of the human spirit, matters that often arise at weddings, for good or ill. The main character, Gabriella, is a wedding planner at St. Therese Church in Boston. She begins to organize a wedding ceremony for Ryan and Mandy, only to find that, because of her feeling for Ryan and his kids, she is subconsciously sabotaging plans. She, Ryan and his children all need to come to terms with death, God and love in order to accept the family that is meant to be rather than the one Ryan is trying to create.
The kids' mother — Evie — is a catechist who died young of an aneurysm. Her presence is felt in the book, but not in a ghostly way. One publisher wanted Wilsted to hype the paranormal in the book, but she refused, intent on making it a Catholic read.
Wilsted, who lives in West Linn and attends Resurrection Parish, is to be lauded for straightforward sentences and paragraphs that read gracefully. . . . (More...)
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