Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Level of awesome
5.5 / 10

Childhood friends Mackensie, Parker, Laurel and Emmaline have formed a very successful wedding planning business together but, despite helping thousands of happy couples to organise the biggest day of their lives, all four women are unlucky in love.

Photographer Mackensie Elliot has suffered a tough childhood and still has a bad relationship with her mother, which makes her wary of commitment. But when she meets Carter Maguire, she can’t stop herself falling for him, although his ex-girlfriend is prepared to play dirty to keep him. Mackensie soon realises she has to put her past demons to rest in order to find lasting love…

I originally picked this one up to get myself over a reading slump. I mean, if I can’t trust my faithful Nora, who can I trust?

While this was a super easy read (which I read in one sitting), it was a very mediocre start to the Bride Quartet series.

Some things in life are out of your control. You can make it a party or a tragedy.Nora Roberts
  • I’m not quite sure what’s happened to Nora’s writing but she seems to have lost the knack for developing characters with the fire and spirit that I’d grown to expect from her novels. Even when the story lines were predictable and you’d seen the premise before, you were still happy to read the novel as you fell in love with the characters. While I enjoyed some characters in this first novel of the series, I didn’t fall in love.
  • The dramatic relationship between Mac and her parents (particularly Mum, as absentee Father was completely ignored) felt underdeveloped and forced.
  • There were moments and characters I genuinely enjoyed (Bob’s lists made me smile and I thought Carter was a sweetheart (although a little too perfect..).
  • I know a lot of people really disliked the talking style between the friends, but I actually enjoyed this alternate writing style from Nora. I’m not sure I’d like this style in every book from her, but I appreciated the change of pace.

I’ll continue with the series with my fingers crossed that although the start to the series may have been rocky, it will develop and get better. Click here to buy a copy at Book Depository.