Monday, November 8, 2010

Hatteras Girl

There are two things twenty-nine-year-old Jackie Donovan asks God for: an honest, wonderful man to marry, and to own a bed-and-breakfast in the Outer Banks region. In the meantime, Jackie works for Lighthouse Views magazine, writing articles about other local business owners, and intrepidly goes on the blind dates set up by her well-meaning but oh-so-clueless relatives.

There's one specific property Jackie dreams of purchasing: the Bailey Place, a fabulous old home where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons, a place that has now fallen into disrepair because of its outrageous price tag.

When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey Place, Jackie is sure God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to question her own motivation. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hatteras Girl, go HERE.

Book Review

When the restaurant served Jackie Donovan's Diet Pepsi in a mason jar, I knew that this book was going to be one that this southern girl could identify with very well.     Despite the fact I have never been to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I could almost taste the salty air and see the waves lapping on the shore through Alice Wisler's vivid word pictures.     Alice Wisler is an author is writes very vivid word pictures which translates to a wonderful book.    Although I have never been to the Outer Banks of North Carolina, I could feel the salt air on my skin and wish that I could visit there soon just from reading her descriptions.

Jackie has an intense desire to own the Bailey home which was such a huge part of her childhood.      While that is her desire, her family is set on setting her up with endless blind dates.    Jackie's best friend, Minnie, is dealing with the loss of her husband, her mother's stroke and raising her son almost by herself.  

All of these scenarios add up to the basis of the story line for Hatteras Girl and make for a wonderful read which you will hate to see end.

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