Friday, July 30, 2010

Review: VISION IN WHITE by Nora Roberts

As children, the four best friends played Wedding Day.  They repeatedly staged play wedding where they married each other, various stuffed animals, a couple of cats and their Labrador.  As adults, the four women run the premier wedding planning company in Connecticut.  Each woman has her own niche in the business.  Mackenzie is the photographer, Emma handles flowers and décor, Laurel is the baker and Parker manages the details with OCD precision. 

When Carter Maguire attends a wedding consult with his sister who is getting married, he runs into his old high school crush, Mackenzie.  She is artistic and colorful… full of life.  Carter is a Yale educated, English professor who likes to read Shakespeare wear tweed.  While they seem mismatched on the surface, both have depths and flaws in common.  It could be the perfect relationship, if only Mackenzie can get over her cynicism about love. 

This was a sweet book.  I really liked both main characters.  They were both flawed.  Carter was such an unlikely hero—bookish and clumsy—yet he has an inner strength and tough character which shine through.  There is nothing sexier to me than a hot book-nerd.  I think I might be a little bit in love with him! 

Yes, it’s predictable.  Yes, it is a bit fluffy.  Yes, Roberts drones on a bit too much over the details of various weddings.  That being said, I liked it. J

Overall, I give Vision In White

Plot – 2 ½ bookmarks
Character Development – 3 bookmarks
Love Story – 3 bookmarks
Dream Cast (otherwise known as who I pictured in my head while reading) – Brenda – the red-head chick from last season’s ANTM (Mackenzie), Robert Pattinson (Carter – because he is bookish, would be hot in wire-rim glasses and runs like a girl.)  

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