Mackensie Elliot's experience with her broken family has convinced her the only way to make happiness last is to take a picture of it. She does just that at Vows - where her photos, Laurel's cakes, Emma's flowers, and Parker's almost frightening organizational skills combine for a flourishing business. As a bonus, the four friends are able to live on the grounds of Parker's sprawling family estate, where the weddings and other events are staged. Sometimes it means dealing with drama - but even the worst mother-of-the-bridezilla can't compare to Mac's own manipulative mom. Every time Mac talks to her she winds up drained - and so does her bank account.
What helps distract her is slightly-geeky, slightly-klutzy, but oh-so-cute English teacher Carter Maguire. Mac's enjoying the vibe with him - and has no intention of ruining it by making the same mistake her mother makes again and again: getting married. But as the women of Vows band together to score a major client, and Mac nears the breaking point with her mother, she begins to wonder if it's time to come out from behind the camera, and put herself in the picture.
©2009 Nora Roberts; (P)2009 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
The characters were very likeable and I could relate to them.
It is as good as any. I do love her books always flow well and easy to read.
She does a good job, I have listened to a few narrated by her.
hilarious, aww inducing
The story Nora Roberts is a great story teller.
When carter banks his head against the door when they first meet lol.
When carter took her for a walk in the snow when she was drunk from her psycho mom.
read it. If you like I listened to the other ones first, then the narrator will take some getting used to but in you make it past the first chapter it wont bother you so much.
This and the whole series are books about friendship. It was very fun to listen to how Mac became a professional in her Photo's with a Blue butterfly
Mac falling for Cater and not knowing it
Emily is a good reader I enjoy listening to her.
The whole Bride Quartet series is fun and very great to listen to.
Vision in White is the first book in The Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts and such a sweet read. The series surrounds 4 best friends who all bring their area of expertise to Vows; the friend’s wedding planning business. Vision in White showcases Mackenzie, the wedding photographer, and Carter.
Mackenzie “Mac” Elliot absolutely loves her life. She has the best job in the world. She photographs and memorializes the most important moments in life. As a wedding photographer she captures the love and forever after for so many, yet she doesn’t believe in it for herself. Her own parents have taught her that love is always temporary. That’s why when she bumps into an old acquaintance and he starts to stir up all kinds of feelings that she doesn’t believe in it scares her and all she wants to do is run.
Carter Macguire has just literally bumbled his way back into the life of his high school crush. He’s a responsible, successful author and high school teacher now and has all kinds of adult feelings towards Mac. Helping her face her fears and her past is not for the faint of heart, but he is definitely up for the task.
I really, really enjoyed Carter. His geeky, bumbling around made me smile. I love that despite all that clumsiness Ms. Roberts highlighted what a good, strong man he is. Not to mention, the hot, sexy moments the couple shared.
Mac’s mother absolutely drove me out of my mind. I am sure many people were annoyed that a supposedly strong Mackenzie allowed her mother to walk all over her at every turn. But, this I understand. It happens so often. It’s so easy to get caught up in old habits and roles. I love how the situation was handled and the strength that Mac discovered she had when she finally stood up for herself with the help of Carter and her friends.
As the first book in a series we sometimes struggled with the “first in the series” curse. At times, it was too wordy and the story was stretched out, but this is to be expected when the background has to be explained. It wasn’t unbearable or overdone, just a really good, solid, sweet read. I will definitely be moving on in this series.
Good story overall when I could get beyond the little girl lisp of the narrator. She might be good for a children's book but not for romantic fictions.
The narrator. Did no one direct the production? Her characterization of the main male character made him sound like some kind of thick headed lug, not an Ivy League Ph. D.
Any one with a clear well-modulated voice.
I debate with myself on that one. I would suggest members listen to the sample before going to purchase. I enjoy Nora Roberts' works immensely but I wish I had read this one in book form.
yes, it is such a good story. I enjoyed how the characters are all introduced in the first book. You get to see them grow and fall in love. You dream about who ends up with who.
Inn at Boonsboro - the last boyfriend. Has the same feel. Introduction of the characters are the same. They are all right there from the beginning and you just want a happy ever after for all of them!
She's good I enjoy her voice.
Business leads to romance, love and happily ever after!
I enjoy Nora Roberts books. I read the books then listen to them on audible. Sometimes it changes how i precieve the characters. It brings new life to the same story.
More suspense, excitement, mystery...
I have been a Nora Roberts fan for years. This was the most hohum book I have ever read.
None; why make it duller than it already is.
After such trilogies as 3 Sister Island; Boonesboro Inn, The Hollow, The Keys, etc.....
I am thuroughly disappointed in this set.
Reading is my greatest pleasure and I read for entertainment. Mystery, suspense and romance are my picks.
There wasn't very much meat to this story. Nora Roberts is usually a master of the story but it was a very shallow and predictable read. There wasn't a lot of substance to it at all. It should have been more complex with a little bit of surprise in it. It was just like the second part of the Bride Quartet and I suspect parts 3 and 4 will be similar
I will read anything Nora Roberts writes because I know I won't be disappointed but this wasn't up to par at all. It didn't have any of the suspense or surprises that normally characterize her books.
None were outstanding. All of the characters were likable but predictable and boring.
As this was the first of four parts, I think that if all parts had been combined into one book with a little more plot and substance, it would have been much better.
cute love story
Mac, she was a complex character that evolved througout the book.
The night Carter had Mac over for dinner for the 1st time.
Forever the photographer
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