Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Vision in White by Nora Roberts
Vision in White by Nora Roberts

Nora Roberts is a giant in the romance genre – she’s been a top author for years – and for a good reason. I have been wanting to read her work for a while, and when I happened upon a copy of Vision in White at a used book store, I decided to finally try her work out.

After years of throwing make-believe weddings in the backyard, flowers, photography, desserts, and details are what these women do best: a guaranteed perfect, beautiful day full of memories to last the rest of your life.

With bridal magazine covers to her credit, Mackensie “Mac” Elliot is most at home behind the camera—ready to capture the happy moments she never experienced while growing up. Her father replaced his first family with a second, and now her mother, moving on to yet another man, begs Mac for attention and money. Mac’s foundation is jostled again moments before an important wedding planning meeting when she bumps into the bride-to-be’s brother…an encounter that has them both seeing stars.

Carter Maguire is definitely not her type: he’s stable, and he’s safe. He’s even an English teacher at their high school alma mater. There’s something about him that makes Mac think a casual fling is just what she needs to take her mind off dealing with bridezillas and screening her mother’s phone calls. But a casual fling can turn into something more when you least expect it. And with the help of her three best friends—and business partners—Mac must learn how to make her own happy memories.

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Nine Travel Destinations for Readers to Add to Their Bucket List

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Outside of reading, traveling is my biggest passion. There’s nothing like hopping on a plane, eating terrible airplane food, watching a few recent movies, and then landing in a whole new place. The thrill of setting foot in a new city for the first time is unlike anything else. Using my list of travel destinations for readers below, you can turn your next trip into a perfect bookish holiday.

This is not in any way a comprehensive list – there are so many amazing places to visit for book lovers all around the world. This is just a list of places I’ve been fortunate enough to visit during my travels.

Here are my suggestions for book oriented places to visit:

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Shakespeare and Company in Paris, France

Shakespeare and Company in Paris France

Located only a few meters from the famed Notre Dame Cathedral, Shakespeare and Company has become a tourist destination in its own right. This is one of my favorite travel destinations for readers. The store is packed to the rafters with mostly English books of all genres. Go upstairs, and you can appreciate a nook with a perfect view of Notre Dame, check out old tomes (not for sale), and play (or listen to) the well loved piano.

If you do plan to visit, I advise you to visit in the morning or an hour before they close. During peak tourist season there is often a line out the door, and the store itself become cramped and hard to navigate. Going early will give you plenty of time to peruse and explore the cozy French bookshop. Be sure to buy a book and request that they stamp it – it makes for a phenomenal keepsake.

Don’t forget to make a wish at point zéro des routes de France, just steps from the bookstore (both of which were critical locations for Anna and the French Kiss).

point zéro des routes de France
point zéro des routes de France in Paris, France

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Top Ten Tuesday

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Books With Single-Word Titles. I’m going interpret this as some great books with one word titles – this was actually more challenging than I expected, so many books I love are multiword titles. In no particular order:

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