"Vision in White"
By: Nora RobertsSynopsis from Goodreads:
Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.My Thoughts:
A stable, safe English teacher, Carter Maguire is definitely not Mac's type. But a casual fling might be just what she needs to take her mind off bridezillas. Of course, casual flings can turn into something more when you least expect it. And Mac will have to turn to her three best friends-and business partners-to see her way to her own happy ending.
“Vision in White” starts the Bride Quartet - a pretty great testimonial as to why Nora Roberts is one of the classic queens of romance. Filled with wonderful characters, strong female friendships and romance, Nora knows what women want to read. You can see yourself in each of the characters, both good and bad, which definitely appealed to me and to I'm sure, most of the readers of this title.
Mackenzie, Parker, Laurel, and Emmeline are four friends who run a wedding business. Mackenzie is the photographer of the group, a passion she has had since childhood. Carter, the hero of our tale, is a local teacher and fairly unsure of himself. Where Mackenzie is confident and self assured, Carter is nervous and extremely self conscious.
Roberts does a great job of matching two completely opposite people and making it plausible. Mackenzie, while pretty self assured, finds herself at odds when her mother begins demanding money. She is torn with her duty as a daughter and knowing the money isn’t needed nor appreciated by her mother. Carter is unsure of himself in relation to Mackenzie, yet he finds himself being the support she needs in her tough family situation. No one had ever told her she didn’t need to be everything to everyone and I think she really needed that backbone.
While the story is very cookie cutter and there isn’t a lot of conflict, the story is sweet. It’s romantic. It’s fun. It was a wonderful way to start the new series and a great introduction to the other characters. You know what’s going to hapepn with this one, but it still doesn’t make it any less magical.
Order of the Bridal Quartet
1. Vision in White
2. Bed of Roses
3. Savor the Moment
4. Happy Ever After
# of Pages: 343
Date of Publication: April 28, 2009