Vision in White - Bride Quartet, Bk 1 Author:Nora Roberts With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera -- ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac's f... more »oundation is jostled again moments before an important planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother... an encounter that has them both seeing stars.
Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he's stable, and he's safe. He's even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There's something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother's phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends -- and business partners -- Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories....« less
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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.
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.
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.
Lorie R. reviewed Vision in White (Bride Quartet, Bk 1) on
Helpful Score: 2
If you love Nora like I do- you'll love this book. It was a nice, cute read. Took me less than a day to devour it and now I have to wait until December for the next installment. This was a bit predictable, but I've read so many of her books that it's to be expected. Enjoy.