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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Hatteras Girl By Alice J. Wisler

Living in a small coastal town Jackie Donovan is content with life. She only has two major goals: to find a good man to marry and to open up The Bailey House Bed and Breakfast. From the looks of things, however, Jackie isn't anywhere near achieving neither one of her goals. Unable to find a realtor with the Bailey House listings and another failed blind date set up by her well meaning family, Jackie is just about ready to give up. That is until she meets gorgeous Davis Erickson, who seems to be the answer to all her prayers. But is he?

Usually if a book doesn't catch my attention within the first few sentences I put it right back down and refuse to read it. So I have to admit, this was definitely the case with Hatteras Girl. The first chapter didn't lure me in and keep me up into the deep hours of the night in a one man race to try and finish it but I couldn't just throw it aside and never look at it again. Bethany House Publishers sent it to me in exchange for an honest review. So I was obligated to finish it in order to hold up my end of the deal since Bethany House did a lovely job on their end. I pushed past the uncomfortably boring beginning and forced myself to keep reading. Here's the funny thing, I ended up actually enjoying Hatteras Girl. It might have started off rocky but it grew on me and I had a good time reading it. Jackie Donovan was so naive, I found myself many times wishing I could yell at her! LOL And don't even get me started on Davis Erickson! Even his name screams pompous jerk. The love in Jackie's close knit community is heart warming. The story line and characters are so realistic in my minds eye. It felt like I was watching a movie. Come to think of it I know some people with the same personality traits as Jackie, Davis, and Buck. I would recommend this book to my girlfriends, with four out of five stars, for a day when the weather is ugly, keeping you trapped indoors and all you want to do is escape to the beach.

I was given a free copy of this book by Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review, without the expectation of a positive one.

Jessie D

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