Wednesday, December 01, 2010
Alice Wisler's Hatteras Girl ~ Reviewed
By Alice J. Wisler
Published by Bethany House
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 the 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 led her astray. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?
I was easily caught up in the characters' lives in Hatteras Girl, and read late into the night. Living with her best friend, a grieving widow with a challenging 5 year-old son, Jackie Donovan is determined to make their dreams of owning the Bailey House come true. I quickly found myself cheering her on and trying to help steer her in the right direction. A thoroughly enjoyable read. Novel Journey and I recommend it.
Reviewed by: Ane Mulligan,
editor Novel Journey