👰🏻 “Vision in White” is book 1 of the Bride Quartet by Nora Roberts. If you’re a fan of Nora Roberts, then you’ve probably already read and loved this book/series. If you are not a typical fan of Nora Roberts, but do enjoy more substantial “chick lit” - then I urge you to give this book a shot. I’m not going to lie and say that this book doesn’t have the traditional romance-story-arc, but what makes it different is *how* that arc is told.
👩❤️👨The series is about much more than “girl meets boy”. What Nora Roberts has created is a series focused on sustaining friendships and choosing family; there just happens to be 4 attractive males with complimentary personalities for each of the 4 women 😂
👭👭There is a lot to like about this series, and I think the main theme that I enjoy is how empowering it is to women. Yes, it focuses on a group of 4 women who do “talk about boys” and therefore fails the #bechdeltest . But what it also does is tip the childhood game of “dress up wedding” onto its side and shows how savvy those in the wedding industry need to be in order to survive. This book, and even series, takes 4 career driven women of varying personalities and highlights both their strengths and their flaws. Yes there is romance; but there are also moments of family strife, overcoming personal obstacles, and looking at life through a different lens.
📸I realize I’ve spoken about the series as a whole rather than this individual book, but that’s just because you can’t have Mac without Emma, Laurel, and Parker. The same way you can’t have Carrie without Samantha, Charlotte, and Miranda. I will say though, of the four books, this one and the last one are my two favorites as they each have really memorable characters with memorable flaws and insecurities. And a flawed character is much more interesting than a perfect one.
📚Have you read this book/series? Are you a Mac, Emma, Laurel, or a Parker? I want to be Mac, but am definitely a Parker 😂