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Sunday, December 5, 2010

Vision in White - Romance

Author:  Nora Roberts (most common pen name of Eleanor Marie Roberts), also writes under the names J.D. Robb, Jill Marsh, Sara Hardesty
Title: Vision in White
Publication Date:    April, 2009
Number of Pages:    343
Part of a Series:        Yes. Book 1 in the Bride Quartet
Subject Heading(s): 
Female friendship -- Fiction
Love stories
Wedding supplies and services industry-Fiction
Weddings --  Planning -- Fiction
Geographical Setting/Time Period: Greenwich, Connecticut/2000s – 21st century 

Main Character(s):  Workaholic photographer, Mackensie "Mac" Elliot, one of four female best friends and business partners
Soft-spoken, calm high school English teacher, Carter Maguire

Plot Summary:          Wedding photographer “Mac” Elliot, partner in a wedding production company is distracted and upset by her needy, selfish mother. Best friends and partners in the business provide support and encouragement. Carter Maguire, brother of one of the brides-to-be adds a spicy love interest that allows a happy ending.

Appeal:                     The story is character-driven, told at a relaxed pace. The mood, bittersweet but with room for frank and funny dialogue. Robert’s writing style is candid and engaging. Heartwarming.

Brief quote:               “She didn’t know it as composition, only that it looked nicer through the lens. And the blue butterfly fluttered across her range of vision to land on the head of a butter yellow dandelion in Emma’s bouquet. The surprise and pleasure struck the three faces in that triangle under the white roses almost as one.
                                    Mac pressed the shutter.” (page 5 – 6)

Prizes or Awards:     None

Similar Works:           A Woman’s Heart by Joann Ross. (Cynical, disillusioned main character finds partner with generous heart who transforms MC’s life. Novelist Plus author readalike.)

Reviewer’s Name:   Nancy Rimassa

Vision in White (The Bride Quartet, Book 1)

Form is adapted from Saricks, Joyce G. and Nancy Brown. Readers' Advisory Service in the Public Library 2nd.  Chicago: ALA, 1997.

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