Monday, January 24, 2011

Book Review: Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler

Hatteras GirlBook Description from Back Cover

Jackie Donovan prays for two things: an honest, wonderful man to marry and to own a bed-and-breakfast on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. In the meantime, she works for Lighthouse Views, writing articles about 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 House, a fabulous old home located right next to the ocean, a place where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons. But the Bailey House has strange stories and secrets surrounding it-not to mention its outrageous price tag.

When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey property, she believes God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to wonder if her heart has lead her astray. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?

My Thoughts

**This review has a spoiler alert**
I have mixed thoughts about this book. Overall, it was a good story. I enjoyed the tale of the girl who finally realizes the man she loves is the man who has been there all along. He's the one she never thought about significantly but he's the one who cares about her more than anyone else. Women can be dense sometimes, eh? A couple things I felt hindered my raving over this book. While I loved the story of realizing the one you love has been there all the time, I felt the author didn't develop that relationship enough. She spent too much time on the loser and not enough time on the winner. I also felt there were times the story was a bit disjointed. It skipped sometimes, with the feeling I missed a part of the story. 

Great book cover! Great setting in the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

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