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Monday, November 8, 2010

Hatteras Girl

When most people think of a quaint, beach community, they think of a small down home town feel. Full of salty air, summer months filled with tourists coming and going, and incredible home made cheeseburgers and salty fries served up in a cozy diner.

Just like most, Hatteras, North Carolina has that small town appeal. In the latest novel, Hatteras Girl by Alice Wisler, we get to meet and immerse ourselves in the daily life of the namesake of this novel, Jackie Donovan, aka Hatteras Girl by those that love her. She's grown up in Hatteras surrounded by childhood memories of being in the Baily Bed and Breakfast with her best friend Minnie.

When they learn that the Baily B & B is for sale after spending years vacant and in need of some repairs, Jackie tries to find a way to bring it back to it's former glory as a business partnership with her and Minnie.

So while looking for love in all the wrong places, Jackie lets her heart be influenced by Davis Erickson, a realtor who holds the key to Jackie's dream.

I recieved this book compliments of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance for my honest review and remain captivated to small town seaside romance stories like you find in the pages of this novel. Truly a treasure just waiting to be discovered. This one is a perfect 5 out of 5 stars. To catch the first chapter peek, read below:

This week, the
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
is introducing
Hatteras Girl
Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2010)
Alice Wisler


Alice J. Wisler is an author, public speaker, advocate, and fundraiser. She has been a guest on several radio and TV programs to promote her self-published cookbooks, Slices of Sunlight and Down the Cereal Aisle. She graduated from Eastern Mennonite University and has traveled the country in jobs that minister to people. Alice was raised in Japan and currently resides in Durham, North Carolina.

Facts about Alice

* Born in Osaka, Japan and lived in Japan for 18 years

* Went to Kyoto International School and Canadian Academy

* Majored in Social Work and graduated in 1983 from Eastern Mennonite University

* Worked at a group home for disadvantaged kids outside of Philadelphia

* Taught English and Culture Orientation at a refugee camp in the Philippines

* Taught English as a Second Language in Japan

* Speaks and teaches on Writing the Heartache

* Has three kids on earth, and one in Heaven

* Recently got married to Carl on 2/7/09


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?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hatteras Girl, go HERE.

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for this lovely review!

    Such an honor to be on your site!

    ~ Alice J. Wisler


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