Monday, November 8, 2010

Hatteras Girl by Alice J. Wisler - REVIEWED & GIVE AWAY!

About the Book: (from the publisher)

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?

My Thoughts:

“When you’re in the season of newfound love, it just doesn’t matter if your summer clothes have been replaced in your bureau by winter ones. You don’t care what the weather does because you’re with the person you love.” (p. 294)

Jackie Donavan is soon-to-be thirty, and she has yet to experience the season of newfound love. Her well-meaning family has set her up on so many blind dates, that the woman is just about ready to give up on the entire matter all together. However, her faith is hanging on, and she has asked God to send her a man. She didn’t know God was about to give her some choices!

Along comes Davis Erickson. Good-looking, charming, and always knows what to say. When it turns out that he also holds the keys to one of Jackie’s long-held dreams, she is sure that he is the answer to her prayers. There are some folks in Jackie’s life who have just a tad more discernment, and they have to be patient as she navigates these new emotional waters.

The Lord has not turned a deaf ear to Jackie’s prayers, and slowly her heart hears the truth about the love of her life. Her answer is both troubling, disappointing, and surprising all at the same time. Jackie learns that God is always faithful and His ways are not our ways at all – they’re better!

Alice Wisler’s story, Hatteras Girl, has the feel of a warm Southern breeze - enticing and soothing to the heart while raising a few troublesome ripples on the emotional front. If you want to read a contemporary novel with romance, friendship and the drama of a small coastal town, check this out! You will find much to enjoy!

I Have an extra copy of this story to share! Leave a comment with your contact information and I'll draw a winner next week!

About the Author:
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


Mocha with Linda said...

Fun book!

Cindy W. said...

Sounds like a book that would be very enjoyable. I enjoyed your review!

Interesting that the author was raised in Japan. I was raised there as well.

Cindy W.


Merry said...

Hatteras Girl has been on my wish list; romance, a beach setting, sounds perfect. Please add me, thanks.

adge said...

I would love to be included in the giveaway! gasweetheart211[at]netscape[dot]net

karenk said...

i would love to read alice's latest novel...thanks for the chance :)

kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Kim said...

Okay Karen! Your name came out of the winner's hat this morning!

Be watching for my email!