Monday, January 31, 2011

Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler~A Review

Fall in love with Alice J. Wisler's charming characters in this delightful story set in the beach communities of North Carolina's Outer Banks.

Jackie Donovan prays for two things: an honest, wonderful man to marry and to own a bed-and-breakfast on the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina. In the meantime, she works for Lighthouse Views, writing articles about 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 House, a fabulous old home located right next to the ocean, a place where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons. But the Bailey House has strange stories and secrets surrounding it—not to mention its outrageous price tag.

When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey property, she believes God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to wonder if her heart has lead her astray. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?

Price: $14.99
ISBN: 978-0-7642-0732-7
ISBN-10: 0-7642-0732-6
Dimensions: 5.5 x 8.5
Number of pages: 320
Publication Date: Oct. 10
Formats: Paperback
Publisher: Bethany House

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. Visit

“Hatteras Girl” is the first book I’ve read written by Alice J. Wisler and I loved it. Ms. Wisler has a wonderful way with her writing. She writes fresh, riveting stories.
I really enjoyed the descriptions of the beautiful Outer Banks of North Carolina where this book took place. It seems like a place I would really love to visit. You will find yourself transported to North Carolina.
This book is about Jackie and her best friend, Minnie. She {Minnie} is experiencing dreadful grief after losing her husband. Jackie and Minnie have always hoped to own the Bailey House a bed and breakfast, but the price tag is high above there reach.
Jackie interviews Davis Erickson the owner of The Bailey House.
From that comes many things.
You will see deceit, heartbreaking grief, love, peace and finally happiness with surprises mixed in.
There are very many special people in “Hatteras Girl,” like Aunt Sheerly, Uncle Ropey, Buck, Minnie, her son Zane and Irvy. You won’t want to miss out on all of the fun and sadness’s they all go through.
It’s interesting to read a book that is different and gives you surprises along the way. I really love the cover and title of “Hatteras Girl.“ This is a book that I recommend for all to read and enjoy. You will be very pleased to add this wonderful book to your collection.

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Thank you to Bethany House for providing this book for review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255


Diana Flowers said...

I was blessed to win Hatteras Girl in a giveaway on another blog. Haven't had a chance to read it yet, but since you gave it such a good review I am looking forward to it! I use to live close to the beach, so I love the cover as well! Thank you for your good reviews.

Unknown said...

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Unknown said...

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