Sunday, December 5, 2010

Review: Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler

ISBN #: 978-0-7642-0732-7
Page Count: 310
Copyright: 2010

About the Author:
(Taken from inside book)

Alice J. Wisler was born and raised in Japan as a missionary kid.  After graduating high school, she got her BS in Social Work from Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia.  She's enjoyed staying at a number of bed and breakfasts in the South, in Japan, and in England, and would secretly like to run one if it just wasn't so much work.  The Outer Banks is one of her favorite vacation destinations.  Currently, she lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, Carl, and three children, Rachel, Benjamin, and Elizabeth.  In memory of her son Daniel, she gives online grief-writing courses, designs remembrance cards, and speaks across the country on Writing the Heartache.  To find out more, visit her Web site at

(Taken from back of book)

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 Review:

I received this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review.  If you would like to review books for Bethany House Publishers, you can click here to sign up.

This is a story that grabbed you from the beginning and wouldn't let you go until the end.  I loved Jackie, the main character.  She was down-to-earth and easily likable.  As I read her story, I wanted to warn her against the guy that seemed too good to be true.  I was hoping that his true colors would show and that Jackie would realize who her perfect match was.

The font was just the right size to make you want to keep reading.  I also loved the cover of this book.  It just looks so peaceful and relaxing.  It made me wish I lived closer to the ocean.

If you're looking for a delightfully entertaining read, then you should pick up a copy of this book and give it a go.

Happy Reading! =)

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