"The Bride Quartet" is the newest series by Nora Roberts and by far, one of my favorites by her. While I know that she does a lot of mysteries now as J.D. Robb, I still prefer her contemporary women's romances.
"Vision in White" is book one in the series. The Quartet is made up of four life-long friend: Mackensie, Emma, Laurel and Parker. What started out as a childhood game called 'Wedding Day' has turned in to a career for these women who now own a hugely successful wedding planning business. Mackensie is the photographer (and subject of book one), Emma is the florist, Laurel the baker and Parker is the ultimate wedding planner.
Nora Roberts has such a wonderful way of setting the stage, so to speak, so as this book opens in the prologue with the four friends as young girls playing wedding day, it shows you their personalities, even back then, so you will see them and recognize them in the women they are today.
Mackensie comes from a broken home that consists of an absentee father and a self-absorbed, drama queen of a mother. She is practical and sassy and is not afraid to let her emotions show - even if it means being bitchy. One day, in walks Carter McGuire. Mac confuses him for a groom coming in for a consult but soon finds out he is merely brother of the bride. Carter is studious, extremely shy, a complete klutz and totally adorable to Mac.
As they try to find their way in a relationship, Mac has to overcome her insecurities and manipulations of her forever scheming mother. But through it all, Carter patiently sits back and waits for her to figure it all out. They are a great balance to one another and their story shows that you don't have to be perfectly matched to be in love.
A great story that had me itching to get my hands on book two in the series that focuses on resident florist, Emma. Trust me when I say that if you are a fan of Nora Roberts, don't miss out on this series.
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