While the characters are charming, the plot of Hatteras Girl starts off very slowly and does not pick up until about two-thirds of the way through the book. Three typical Southern recipes and discussion questions are included.
When Jackie Donovan envisioned her future, it included a wonderful husband and running a B&B of her own in the Outer Banks. Upon meeting Davis Erickson, she believes he may be able to help her fulfill her dreams. Despite subtle warnings from her good friend Buck, Jackie decides to rent and restore the Bailey House, a once-vibrant B&B filled with childhood memories. Jackie is so enamored with the house and Davis that she ignores the red flags. Can Buck help Jackie her obtain her dreams before Davis shatters them? (BETHANY HOUSE, Oct., 199 pp., $14.99)
Leslie L. McKee