Monday, January 17, 2011

Hatteras Girl

The book Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler is a story that is set in North Carolina's Outer Banks. Jackie Donovan hopes to find a husband without the help of her relatives, works as a reporter for a local magazine, and dreams of one day with her friend Minnie owning the Bailey House bed-and-breakfast. Life has taken on a routine of helping her widowed friend Minnie and her son Zane, but it seems that God is answering her prayers when she is asked to interview and write an article on Davis Erickson for the magazine Lighthouse Views. Jackie soon learns that Davis owns the Bailey House, and hopes that he will soon hold her heart as well. Unexpected news seems to shatter both of her dreams, but in the process Jackie learns that to be still and wait on God can bring much greater happiness than she ever imagined.

Books written in first person are not usually my favorite, but the book Hatteras Girl, though not a favorite, is one that I enjoyed. There was nothing new about the storyline, and the ending seemed anticlimatic to me. That could be because it ended in a typical fashion. While there were some good characters there seemed to be a few too many to keep up with. The lessons of being still and waiting on God are very good, but they seemed to just be thrown in because a Christian book needs a Christian lesson. I think these lessons could have been incorporated throughout the story making them more believable. While this was a fun story to read, it is not at the top of my recommended books. I received a complimentary copy of this book from Bethany House Publishers in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.

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