Monday, November 8, 2010

Hatteras Girl

This week, the

Christian Fiction Blog Alliance

is introducing

Hatteras Girl
Bethany House; Original edition (October 1, 2010)


Alice Wisler

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.

Facts about Alice

* Born in Osaka, Japan and lived in Japan for 18 years

* Went to Kyoto International School and Canadian Academy

* Majored in Social Work and graduated in 1983 from Eastern Mennonite University

* Worked at a group home for disadvantaged kids outside of Philadelphia

* Taught English and Culture Orientation at a refugee camp in the Philippines

* Taught English as a Second Language in Japan

* Speaks and teaches on Writing the Heartache

* Has three kids on earth, and one in Heaven

* Recently got married to Carl on 2/7/09

There are two things twenty-nine-year-old Jackie Donovan asks God for: an honest, wonderful man to marry, and to own a bed-and-breakfast in the Outer Banks region. In the meantime, Jackie works for Lighthouse Views magazine, writing articles about other 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 Place, a fabulous old home where Jackie spent many happy childhood afternoons, a place that has now fallen into disrepair because of its outrageous price tag.

When Jackie meets handsome Davis Erickson, who holds the key to the Bailey Place, Jackie is sure God has answered both her prayers. But as Jackie learns some disturbing details about Davis's past, she begins to question her own motivation. Will she risk her long-held dreams to find out the truth?

If you would like to read the first chapter of Hatteras Girl, go HERE.

The weather may be getting colder, but this book will sweep you away to a warmer clime. This is a pleasant read that portrays the importance of discernment and wisdom when opportunities arise, as well as the necessity of seeking God's guidance and the counsel of godly friends. I loved the affectionate sound of Hatteras Girl, both as a title and as a nickname for Jackie. This is the second of Alice Wisler's books that I've read and I enjoyed them both.


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Cindy said...

This sounds like a good read. I'll have to see if my library has it. I usually read your reviews then head for the library! lol


Oh it sounds wonderful. I can't wait to read it! I love the Outer Banks.

CeeCee said...

Just looove that cover! Can't wait to read it.

Tami said...

I have this one in my "to read" pile and look forward to reading it.

Hope you are doing well!

bp said...

I'm reading it now and enjoying it!

Alice. J. Wisler said...

Thanks, Linda, for the post here!

~ Alice J. Wisler