Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Review - Vision in White
Author: Nora Roberts
Publishing Date: May 2009
Book Disclosure: Borrowed from the library.
Vision in white is the first book in Nora Robert's Bride Quartet. Four women as little girls used to hold "play weddings" in their backyard. Eventually those four girls grew up and now own the business Vows, a company that produces beautiful weddings. Mac is the photographer and she meets the brother of one of the brides of the wedding they are planning. It turns out Carter Maguire and Mac went to school briefly together as teenagers. Carter had a crush on Mac but Mac never knew he existed. Carter has a way of getting under Mac's skin now and she can't seem to get him out of her head. Mac has commitment issues, but will she be able to make it work?
The first thing that really stands out in Vision in White is the cohesive unit of friendship which four little girls formed and maintained over the years, all based on their love of weddings and each other. Mac and her friends come alive on the page based on their lively interaction and conversations with one another. Each woman brings a unique talent to their business. Mac's is photography. Much of the descriptions and interaction revolve around Mac's perspective and her photography.
Mac has problems with intimacy and commentment. She finds the perfect match for her in Carter. He is more Beta in his behavior, allowing Mac time to come to terms with her feelings. He is very patient and understanding - a true gem of a man. I found Vision in White to be a very good balance of romance and friendship. I loved the symmetry between the business and the friendship with the four women and I can't wait to read more in this series. Roberts makes it all seem so effortless.
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