by Nora Roberts

May 2009
ISBN: 978-0-425-22751-0
Reviewer Graphic Button Berkley
Trade Paperback

As kids, Mackensie Elliot and her three best friends loved playing wedding. No part was too big or too small when it involved getting married and Mac was often the bride, groom, or flower girl. As an adult, Mac loves being in the wedding business with her best friends. She is the photographer for Vows and captures all the special moments of the wedding on film for the bride and groom. There is no Prince Charming in sight for her yet, but Mac is content.

Then, Carter Maguire enters her life, with a literal bang. Accident prone Carter is not going to let a little head wound stop him from getting to know Mac however. He had a crush on her in high school but as a bit of a nerd, he never worked up the courage to tell her how he felt. Times have changed and Carter is a successful high school teacher, still a bit nerdy, still shy around women, but with Mac he comes alive. And Mac notices.

Mac has no plans to fall in love. Carter is jumping head first into his feelings for Mac. Will these two be able to make it when against the odds of Macís background and reservations about love?

Vision in White is a great start to Nora Robertsí new Bride Quartet series. This is the romance and grandeur of love that Robertsí fans have come to expect and love. Carter is just pure sweetness, geekiness, and masculinity. It proves to be a great combination as he is able to woo Mac in ways she may not normally have come to expect from men. I really enjoyed their growing closeness and emotional intimacy. Mac is a bit brash and definitely made some stupid mistakes when it comes to her mom, a very overdone subplot. There was just no subtlety about Macís mom; she seemed like a horribly exaggerated caricature of a neglectful mom.

That quibble aside, Mac and Carter have a genuine and pleasurable time of falling in love. Their courtship is not perfect but it is fun, romantic, and genuine. Vision in White is heartfelt and just a wonderful story about friendship, love, and relationships. Nora Roberts is at her most successful when she focuses on true love!

Reviewed in April 2009 by Sarah.

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