Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
This is a pleasant story about Jackie and her life in North Carolina. There are Christian elements, although I wouldn't necessarily call it Christian fiction. Definitely a clean read which I appreciate. Jackie's dreams are to grow up and own the Bailey's Bed and Breakfast and to get married. Her ever-helpful kin continue to line her up on blind dates which continually disappoint her.
Without any help from her relations, Jackie meets Davis, a successful, handsome and rich businessman. The icing on the cake is that he owns the B & B she so desperately desires to run. It would be a perfect romance except that he's psychotic. Okay, technically, I think he'd fall under neurotic, but let's just go with Certifiable, among his other faults.
In the meantime, Jackie is surrounded by good friends who provide needed support. The book also carries undercurrents of dealing with loss; death and grieving. Her best friend, Minnie lost her husband to a tragic boat accident and she and her young son are still reeling from the loss.
I didn't connect with any of the characters. It was a nice read and I don't feel negatively about it. I don't feel anything about it. It's just a nice 3 star journey.
This book was provided by Bethany House in exchange for an honest review.