Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler
Taking another break from children lit reviews here today with a look at Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler. The main character, Jackie Donovan, has had the life long dream of owning a Bed and Breakfast in her home town in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Not just any old Bed and Breakfast will do, it has to be the Bailey House where her and her childhood friend Minnie spent many happy afternoons visiting. Only problem is the Bailey House has been closed up for years since the passing of the original owners and no one seems to have any information regarding the current owner or status of the property. Jackie is also turning 30 soon and all of her relatives have been setting her up on blind dates, hoping to help Jackie find the man of her dreams. The book has an air of sadness throughout with all the circumstance surrounding Jackie's best friend Minnie, who she hopes to co-own the Bailey House with. Overall it was a good read and kept my interest for the most part. There are a lot of highs and lows that the story takes you on and a few twists and turns. Themes that run throughout include: family is always there for family, a write your own dreams and plans in pencil because God is bound to change them and to let go and trust in God. I enjoyed joining Jackie's journey as she finally has those 'Ah Ha' moments of what God's plan is for her life. I think it would make a great summer read for anyone looking for a light romance read with a Christian perspective. And how fun is this? At the back of the book there are recipes for different dishes and sweet treats mentioned in the book.
I received a free copy of this book from Bethany House Publishing for the purpose of this review. The opinions expressed in this review are my own and I was not required to provide a positive review.