Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Hatteras Girl

By Alice Wisler

This is the story of Jackie Donovan a young woman living in the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. There are two things she most wants in life – to own a bed and breakfast, more specifically the Bailey House, and to marry a wonderful man.

But for now, she is a writer at the Lighthouse views while she lives with her recently widowed childhood friend and helps to raise her son.

While working on a story she meets Davis Erickson, a man who seems to hold the keys to both of her dreams, but all is not as it would seem.

Overall, I liked this book. It is written in the first person, which I found to be very frustrating for the first few chapters. After about five chapters it stopped bothering me, but at first it was very annoying. It is a bit slow moving, but that allows the reader to really get comfortable with the characters and ends up being part of the appeal of the book. The characters are very real and relatable. By the end I found myself hoping for a sequel.

There is one very unique feature in this book that I absolutely love - there are recipes in the back of the book for the different foods mentioned throughout. I love trying new recipes and I am so glad they were included.

I must mention that I received a complimentary review copy of this book from Bethany House, but that in no way influenced my opinion of it.

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