This book was pretty disappointing. I haven't read all of Nora Roberts' books, but the ones I have I couldn't put down. This book was ok, but there was nothing there that really truly drew me in or interested me. I felt like all the stuff with the wedding planning was filler and there was just too much focus on the main character's job. Overall, this book is ok, but not one of Nora's best.
People like to mention, with every review of a book by Nora Roberts, that the author uses the same plot devices time and time again. And they're right - she does. The thing is, it works!
VISION IN WHITE might be formulaic, in that Ms. Roberts once again uses a group of friends who are as close as family who will all inevitably end up in love with another group of friends (or acquaintances), but I enjoyed the story so much and read it in one sitting.
Ms. Roberts has the unique ability that with every single book she writes (including those written as J.D. Robb), I end up crying at least once. This one is no different - I thought the story of Mac having to deal with her mother was very well-written.
I enjoyed the new "background" of this first book in the quartet, in that it centers around four friends who own a business that covers each and every detail of having a wedding. This book's main character, Mac, is a photographer, and I truly enjoyed reading about her job and how she came to love what she does.
The secondary characters - Parker, Emma, Laurel - were all well-rounded, and I'm highly looking forward to reading each of their stories.
So, okay, it's another typical Nora Roberts read. But I couldn't be happier about that.
Normally, I really like Nora Roberts, especially when she creates a series of books. This one just didn't quite work for me. I found it to be a bit slow and less enthralling than her other books. It was just OK.
I just finished reading this and truly enjoyed it. Since I've read all her books, I found it to be predictable yet still couldn't put it down. I laughed and cried as usual. The romance between Mac and Carter was very sweet.
Wish the second book was out sooner than december, the wait is way too long! The sneak peek of Bed of Roses was a tease.
I'm usually a Nora Roberts fan. But, this book didn't always hold my attention. The premise is good...four good gal friends start up a wedding business called VOWS. One is the baker, another the flower arranger, the third is a photographer and the last is the organizer. This was book one of the "Bride Quartet." I guess we'll take close look into the life of each friend in a different book in the series.
This book was primarily centered around Mackensie...the photographer. I thought the shop talk was a little overdone and had a tendency to slow down the plot from unfolding. Also, I got tired of the abbreviated terms (MOB - Mother of the Bride, etc.) and all the details that we had to endure to get through a wedding that the group had organized. And I haven't even touched on what we had to listen to as far as Mac with her photography supplies, finishing the pics, some of her great pic ideas, etc.
This was supposed to be a love story between Mac and a guy from highschool that had a crush on her. This really didn't have time to develop because of all the other stuff that was going on in the book. I also got tired of hearing about Mac's temper tantrums, snits and outbursts. She definitely wouldn't be on my list of close friends!!
I'm looking forward to the next book, due out in December 2009. My thought is that it can only get better....