Friday, August 07, 2009

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Genre: Contemporary Romance
Series: Book 1 in the Bride Quartet
Published: April 2009
Pages: 352

Nora cordially invites readers to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac--founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.
Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother . . . an encounter that has them both seeing stars. A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends--and business partners--to see her way to her own happy ending.

I adored this book, read half of it with a goofy grin on my face and spent the other on a 'feel-good' high, right up there on cloud 9. Vision in White is Mackensie's story but it's so much more than that. All the elements in this story truly captivated me; the unique relationship between childhood friends and business partners, Parker, Emma, Laurel and Mac, the blossoming romance between Mackenzie and Carter, the minute details that make a 'Vows' wedding and all the special moments captured forever by a lens. I really did relate to, and love it all, & for me this quote embodies not just the special friendship that exists between these four women but also what friendship means to me.

"We hang out at the big house a lot, but we all have our separate spaces." "You've been friends a long time?" "Forever." "That's family, isn't it? The kind without suckatude?"

Mackenzie and Carter, as a couple, could have taken a backseat in this story but I think the author does a brilliant job, entwining their love story with all the other elements that make this story so enjoyable. Just as 'Vows' brings couples' dreams to life, making their wedding day perfect, Nora Roberts blends everything beautifully to make Vision in White perfect.

Youth and age, she thought. Beginnings and endings, connections and constancy. And, love. She snapped the embrace, but that wasn't it. She snapped the glitter of tears, and still, no. Then Alison lowered her forehead to her grandmother's, and even as her lips curved, a single tear slid down her cheek while the dress glowed and glittered behind them. Perfect. The blue butterfly.

Read Vision in White if you'd like to be submerged in a cup of hot chocolate, mmm ... with marshmallows, it really is that good. Next up in the Bride Quartet is, Bed of Roses due for release October 27th - Can't wait!

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  1. I'm so glad that you stated you adored this book because I don't want anyone to think that I'm too shallow because I would've read it just on the gorgeous cover alone!! I really enjoy Roberts and this sounds like a great series to jump into!!
    Loved your thoughts on this one!! Now, I'm headed over to Goodreads to list this as a TBR and noting you are the one I will blame in the future for having to read it!! :)

  2. I am SO glad to read your review. I have this on the shelf and hope to read it this month. Sounds wonderful!

  3. Thanks for the post - I've been contemplating picking up Nora Roberts (I've never read any of hers yet)

  4. Your review really made me want hot cocoa with marshmallows :) I'll have to read this one.

  5. What a lovely review Teddyree!

    The cover of this book is just so, delicate. I love it.

    I've never been a huge "Nora", fan, however your review certainly makes this one sound special.

    Thank you for sharing!!


  6. I agree completely, it was one of those ahhh books. It's so nice to have one of those to read every now and then. Now I feel like a hot chocolate, without the marshmallows! LOL

    PS Nice to see you back in the land of the living!

  7. I swear, I am getting this book on audio! Heard too many great things about it.

  8. I haven't read a Nora Roberts novel in forever, but you've really made me want to check this book out. I'm with J. Kaye--I might have to check out this one on audio! Thanks for a great review :-D


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