Friday, November 19, 2010
Book Review: Hatteras Girl
By Alice J Wisler
Bethany House, 2010
English, 310 pgs
There are two things twenty-nine-year-old Jackie Donovan asks God for: an honest, wonderful man to marry, and to own a bed-and-breakfast in the Outer Banks region. In the meantime, Jackie works for Lighthouse Views magazine, writing articles about other 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 Place, a fabulous old home where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons, a place that has now fallen into disrepair because of its outrageous price tag. When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey Place, Jackie is sure God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to question her own motivation. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?
I think it's interesting that this is the second of three books sent to my from Bethany House and it really seemed similar to the first. There was the "I have a dream, but do I dare chase it" and the "I think I'm in love, but I'm not sure" and the "roommate has a sick mother" themes from the last book I read. It felt like it was following a pattern. It was still an engaging read, but all these Christian fiction books are starting to read the same to me.
I received a copy of the book from Bethany House in exchange for an honest review. No additional compensation has been received.