Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Hatteras Girl: CFBA Tour, Review, & Giveaway!!!



This week, the
 
Christian Fiction Blog Alliance
 
is introducing
 
Hatteras Girl
 
Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2010)
 
by
 
Alice Wisler
  
Hatteras Girl is the latest from Alice Wisler and a very enjoyable read. Told from Jackie Donovan's perspective as she approaches the big three-oh, the book has delightful pacing. It's not rushed, but instead has the feel of a vacation read. Jackie has harbored the dream of running a particular bed and breakfast since she was a child. Now that she's almost thirty, she wonders if that dream will ever come to pass. Add in dreams of finding a man who will love her and the "help" of her family in finding that man. The book is filled with charming characters and a great setting that pulled me in. Everything's not roses for Jackie, but she learns what's worth fighting for and when to step back...all while pursuing dreams for her future. I enjoyed this read and think it's perfect for a quick weekend escape. 

I'm delighted to have a copy to giveaway, so be sure to leave a comment to be entered.


ABOUT THE BOOK   
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.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
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.

10 comments:

Michelle said...

Oh, I've really enjoyed her other books. Would love to win this one.

mchapman (at) windstream (dot) net

Ariel said...

I've heard only good thing about this book! Please enter me!

pinkdaddysgirl[at]msn[dot]com

Michelle said...

I've read great things about this book! Thank you for the chance to win!

Michelle T.
scraphappy71 at sbcglobal dot net

Name: Holly Bowne said...

Awesome review! Thanks for the opportunity to try and win a free copy of "Hatteras Girl." :o)

kristen said...

Sounds like a fantastic read!! Love the plot:)
Thanks

traveler said...

Thanks for this lovely book giveaway. I enjoyed the review greatly. saubleb(at)gmail(dot)com

karenk said...

would enjoy reading alice's latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Emma said...

Good review. Hatteras Girl sound wonderful.Please enter me in the giveaway.Thanks for the wonderful giveaway.augustlily06(at)aim(dot)com.

Anonymous said...

Like the review, now I am anxious to find out the mystery behind what seemed to be "Mr. Right".


CarolNWong(at)aol(dot)com

Merry said...

I love the idea of a vacation paced story, love the cover too. Please include me, thanks.
worthy2bpraised[at]gmail[dot]com

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