Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Tea & Read: Hatteras Girl

Title: Hatteras Girl
Author: Alice J. Wisler
Rating: Spend the Day Sleepy

When I read the synopsis for Hatteras Girl, I was hooked. But I must admit that the story wasn’t what initially drew me in. It was the beach. The story is set in Outer Banks, NC. Each year, my sisters and I visit the Outer Banks and I am 100% a beach girl. I was very excited to read this book, and it didn’t disappoint.

This book spoke to me on so many levels. It is the story of Jackie Donovan, a woman who lives in Outer Banks and has one dream: to own Bailey House, a bed and breakfast. She believes that God is opening the door for her dream to come true through a series of events, including her meeting Davis Erickson, the owner of the Bailey House. Secrets, however, surrounding the property threaten to end her dream.

I loved this book. Wisler perfectly captured the relaxing tone of the Outer Banks. I must admit I saw a little bit of myself in Jackie. Owning a bed and breakfast is one my dreams, even if it’s a bit of a big dream. I identified with Jackie’s love for the Outer Banks. I also loved Jackie’s whimsical attitude and her hats. Again, I saw myself in Jackie.

The plot of the book also had the feel of a relaxing day on the beach. It doesn’t drag, but Wisler definitely spins a wonderfully engaging tale. The supporting characters also add another layer pleasing layer to the story. Wisler artfully uses the tension between Jackie and her family as a engaging conflict.

This book is perfect for reading on the beach. Trust me I know.

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