Hatteras Girl is the latest from Alice Wisler and a very enjoyable read. Told from Jackie Donovan’s perspective as she approaches the big three-oh, the book has delightful pacing. It’s not rushed, but instead has the feel of a vacation read. Jackie has harbored the dream of running a particular bed and breakfast since she was a child. Now that she’s almost thirty, she wonders if that dream will ever come to pass. Add in dreams of finding a man who will love her and the “help” of her family in finding that man. The book is filled with charming characters and a great setting that pulled me in. Everything’s not roses for Jackie, but she learns what’s worth fighting for and when to step back…all while pursuing dreams for her future. I enjoyed this read and think it’s perfect for a quick weekend escape.
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ABOUT THE BOOK
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?
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Alice J. Wisler is an author, public speaker, advocate, and fundraiser. She has been a guest on several radio and TV programs to promote her self-published cookbooks, Slices of Sunlight and Down the Cereal Aisle. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and has traveled the country in jobs that minister to people. Alice was raised in Japan and currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.