Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Review: Vision In White

My Synopsis:

Vision in White by Nora Roberts is the first book in the Bride Quartet Series. The reader is introduced to the four friends who run Vows, a premier Wedding Service. Parker, the ultimate wedding planner, Emma florist galore, Laurel the best wedding cake designer around and MacKenzie, a photographer with an eye for saving precious moments on film.

This book centers around Mackenzie and her relationship with her friends, her mother and Carter an old friend from high school who reenters her life with a bang. Mackenzie struggles with not only her mothers continual selfish behavior but with her own feelings about love and intimacy.

Will she take a chance on the love that Carter offers her or will she let her own idea's about love and marriage stand in the way? Will her three friends fill the need she has in her life for family or is there something more? You'll have to read to find out!

My Thoughts:

Vision in White is a book that is just as much about friendship as it is about romance. The story itself is very well written. Nora Roberts has been writing romances for a long time and it shows in the depth of her characters and the easy way the story flows. There is just enough heat to keep the reader on the edge until it finally slips over and the reader will feel satisfied about how the sexual tension has been relieved.

I have always enjoyed a good story about relationships whether it's about romance, friendship or family and in this book you see a little bit of all three. The way Mackenzie interacts with her friends is classic. It reminds me a close knit group I grew up with and makes me wish that we had all stayed in the same town and were able to keep that bond.

Mackenzie's relationship with her mother is a complicated twist to the book. She is an enabler. She gives her mother what she wants not only to placate her, but because she feels she has to. It's interesting throughout the book to see how she learns to deal with her mother's baggage.

Mac's relationship with Carter on the other hand is more typical. Opposites attract they say and I think that's what the author was going for in this book. The shy teacher meets the very social photographer. Carter is portrayed as a very nice, very loving person and this idea pervades every part of the book he is in. He is a very strong character and I liked him a lot.

This book leaves you wondering what will happen to the quartet next. Definitely, a great first in a series novel. I can't wait to read the others, LOL!

I give this one 4 out 5 apples from my book bag!


Tales of Whimsy said...

O I love the sound of this book.

dobby said...

I liked the friendships in this book but thought the romance was lacking. It was a solid start to a new series.

EVA SB said...

I love stories about weddings - I look forward to reading this.

misskallie2000 said...

I read Bed of Roses about Emma so I have to go back and read in order. I enjoyed my book and I am sure this is just as good. Great review. Thanks.

misskallie2000 at yahoo dot com

Shy said...

I've never really read any books by Nora Roberts, though several friends of mine have suggested several series by her and this is one of it! I love the premise of this story and I think the combination between friendship and romance sounds rather fascinating. I'll seriously give this one a try whenever I get a chance.