Nov 15, 2010

Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler

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? 


I have found a new favourite author ... and her name is Alice J. Wisler. This is the first book I have had the pleasure to read by this author and it absolutely won't be the last. In fact, Rain Song is one of the next books that I plan to read.

Hatteras Girl is a sweet story that immediately captured my interest and my heart.  I loved (almost all) of the characters in this book.  Some were grieving, many were just plain old lovable, some were desperate for love, while others were extremely quirky. And no story is complete without a bad guy that you just love to hate.

It is hard to write about what I loved without giving away too much of the story.  Just trust me, this is the kind of story that makes you wish you could meet the characters, sit and have a conversation with them, and even bake "lemon cookies" together.  (And some great recipes are also included in the back of the book). 

All I can say is - this book is awesome!

Disclosure:  I received a complimentary copy of Hatteras Girl as part of a blog tour through Christian Fiction Blog Alliance.  For more details on this book and the author, check out my original post.

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