Book Review-Vision Of White

Posted July 25, 2010 by Loverofromance in Book Reviews / 0 Comments

Book Review-Vision Of WhiteVision In White by Nora Roberts
Published by Penguin on April 28th 2009
Genres: Contemporary Romance
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback
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NEW DELUXE GIFT EDITION!Nora Roberts presents a novel of love, friendship, and family—and the unpredictable moments that turn a pretty picture into a true work of art.#1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut’s premier wedding planning companies.After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he’s stable, and he’s safe. He’s even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There’s something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother’s phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends—and business partners—Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories…

Mackenzie “Mac” is a wedding photographer, part of a quartet of a wedding business, “Vows”. Mac is the kind of woman that even though she is part of a wedding business, doesn’t believe in a happily ever after. Then Mac meets up with the brother of one of their clients, a school teacher Carter Maguire, whose kisses are more of a rake and wildman than a gentle english teacher. Carter ever since high school has had a secret crush on Mac, and after sharing a blinding passionate kiss that left them bothh senseless, he knows that she will always have a secret place within his heart. As Carter and Mac go about getting to know each other, a sensual desire builds up between them. Mac knows that Carter is the type of man that she has dreamed of, but she doesn’t know if she can trust her heart. She has seen marriage after marriage fail after a certain period of time, but after meeting Carter and his wonderful family, she starts to realize the ever afters do come true. But will Mac come to her senses in time?

This is the first of the “Bride Quartet” and having heard so many good things about this one, I definitely was thrilled to start reading this one. I love weddings and I just have fallen in love with this series. I couldn’t put this one down, Nora Roberts is a good author. Although I have never been so enthralled into a story as I was in this one. I loved how even though Mac and Carter are so different, they also have lots of common ground as well. Another thing that I truly loved how this series is a quartet of four best friends that grew up together, and had a common interest :Weddings. Their passion and love! It was great to see these four women interact, and this story definitely amused and delighted me for the whole story. This is one of my favorite Contemporary romances ever written, it has such a classic love that is built up between these two charming characters. Its definitely one of those romances that will steal into your heart and soul, and make your day a bit brighter!

About Nora Roberts

Eleanor Marie Robertson was born on October 10, 1950 in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA. She was the youngest of five children, also the only girl, of a marriage with Irish ancestors. Her family were avid readers, so books were always important in her life. She attended a Catholic school and credits the nuns with instilling in her a sense of discipline. During her sophomore year in high school, she transferred to a local public school, where she met Ronald Aufdem-Brinke, her future first husband.

In August 17, 1968, as soon as she had graduated from high school, Eleanor married, against her parents' wishes; the couple settled in Keedysville, Maryland. Her husband worked at his father's sheet-metal business before joining Nora's parents in their lighting company, while she worked briefly as a legal secretary. "I could type fast but couldn't spell; I was the worst legal secretary ever," she says now. After their sons, Dan and Jason, were born, she stayed home. Calling this her "Earth Mother" years, she spent much of her time doing crafts, including ceramics and sewing her children's clothes. The couple ended up separating; they divorced in January 1985.

In February 1979, a blizzard forced her hand to try another creative outlet. She was snowed in with a three- and a six-year-old with no kindergarten respite in sight and a dwindling supply of chocolate. During the now famous blizzard, she pulled out a pencil and notebook and began to write down one of her stories. It was then that a career was born. Several manuscripts and rejections later, her first book, Irish Thoroughbred, was published by Silhouette in 1981 under the authorship of Nora Roberts, a shortened form of her birth name Eleanor Marie Robertson, because she assumed that all authors had pen names.

Eleanor wrote, under another pseudonym (Jill March), a story titled "Melodies of Love" for a magazine.

Eleanor met her second husband, Bruce Wilder, when she hired him to build bookshelves. They were married in July 1985. Bruce owns and operates a bookstore in Boonsboro, Maryland called "Turn the Page Books". Since getting married, Eleanor and Bruce have expanded their home and traveled the world.

In 1992, she adopted another pseudonym so as to publish a futuristic-suspense novel series. She first decided to use the pseudonym D.J. MacGregor, but discovered that this pseudonym was used by another author. In 1995, her first "In Death" serial novel was published under the pseudonym J.D. Robb. The initials "J.D." were taken from her sons, Jason and Dan, while "Robb" is a shortened form of Roberts.

Eleanor has also been known as Sara Hardesty, because when the "Born In" series was released in U.K. it carried that name instead of Nora Roberts. She has since changed publishers.

Eleanor has been plagiarized by another best-selling romance writer, Janet Dailey. The practice came to light after a reader read Nora Roberts' Sweet Revenge and Janet Dailey's Notorious back-to-back; the reader noticed several similarities and posted the comparable passages on the Internet. Calling the plagiarism "mind rape," Eleanor sued Janet Daily. In 1997, Janet admitted to repeatedly plagiarizing from Nora Roberts' work and that both Aspen Gold and Notorious lifted heavily from Roberts' work. Both of those novels were pulled from print after Janet's admission. She acknowledged the plagiarism and blamed it on a psychological disorder. In a settlement, Janet paid Eleanor an undisclosed sum, which Eleanor donated to the Literacy Volunteers of America.

A founding member of the Romance Writers of America (R.W.A.), Eleanor was the first inductee in the organization's Hall of Fame. She also is a member of several writers' groups and has won countless awards.

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