Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts has so many books out that I'm never sure if a book is a reprint or a new publication. Fortunately, Vision in White marks the debut of a new series, the Bride Quartet. And, it's my favorite type of romance, featuring working women, humor, and a happily-ever-after ending.

Since she was a child, Mackenzie Elliot (Mac) played wedding with her three closest friends. As adults, the four of them have built a successful wedding planning company, Vows, complete with everything from gorgeous venue to flowers, cakes, and photographs. Mac is the wedding photographer, able to capture special moments in life, although she's under no illusions about love and romance. She's been through too many marriages and divorces with her own parents to expect happily-ever-after.

Enter Carter Maguire, who knocks himself silly in Mac's photography studio. While she applies first aid, they recognize each other from high school. Carter was the nerd, now turned English teacher, who always had a crush on Mac. And, Mackenzie was the teen always torn from her best friends as her mother moved on to another marriage. To Mac's amusement, Carter can't get past that high school crush. She agrees to meet him for coffee, and finds herself enjoying the company of this good looking man. But, Mackenzie Elliot will never make the mistake of actually falling in love.

Nora Roberts introduces readers to the four women of Vows in this first volume. The second book, due out in December is Bed of Roses. That one will feature Emma, the flirtatious florist of the business. Roberts will capture hearts and imagination with Vision in White. After all, what's more romantic than weddings? Throw in four friends and humor for a warm, enchanting start to another promising series.

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Vision in White by Nora Roberts. Penguin Group, ©2009. ISBN 9780425227510 (paperback), 352p.


Kaye Barley said...

Lesa, I too love the Nora Roberts books that focus on women. Her "Garden Trilogy," "Three Sisters Trilogy," and "Key Trilogy" were some of the best I thought - for exactly the reason you said; ". . .romance, featuring working women, humor, and a happily-ever-after ending."
And now I can't wait to get my hands on "Vision in White." oh boy.

Lesa said...

It's another terrific one, Kaye. I also liked earlier series, The MacGregor Brides and The MacGregor Grooms.

Ceska said...

This is your quintessential Nora Robert's romance. She does the best job of making you CARE about the characters. Nora makes the people come alive and you can see yourself in the story.