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Nora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.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 restNora Roberts cordially invites you to meet childhood friends Parker, Emma, Laurel, and Mac—the founders of Vows, one of Connecticut's premier wedding planning companies.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 maker her own happy memories....

Title : Vision in White
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ISBN : 9780425227510
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Number of Pages : 325 Pages
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Vision in White Reviews

  • ♡Karlyn P♡
    2019-04-10 02:42

    Pure boring. This audio book should come with a warning “Don’t listen to while operating moving vehicles, may cause severe drowsiness.” I now know WAAAAAY more about wedding planning and passive/aggressive relationships than I ever cared to know. Where was the entertainment, the spark between hero/heroine, and the romance in all that page filler? It started out pretty good, but degraded as it went on. It became just one stupid self-imposed conflict after another, sandwiched between way too many inane conversations about wedding planning. Mac (the heroine) had a mother who drove me up the wall. She should have had a much lesser role as she was just pure annoying. The romance was flat and predictable, but I did like Carter. He was too good for Mac though. As the book continued I found myself liking Mac less and less. She was a twit with little common sense. By the end I was hoping Carter would meet someone else. I doubt I will continue with series.

  • Dina
    2019-04-01 05:52

    3 1/2 starsNobody writes friendship like NR and I really enjoyed watching the interactions between Mac and her friends. Carter's slightly crazy friend Bob, with his "helpful" lists, was also fun to be with. In fact, everyone - besides the accidental stressed B, G, MOB, FOB, MOG, FOG, MOH, BM, FG and any other acronym the wedding business can come up with - was nice and fun. That lead to a lack of real conflict in the story, hence my lukewarm rating. I liked this book and its characters, since it was impossible to hate such nice people, and the story was very easy to read, but I can't say I loved it.Will I be reading the rest of the series? Of course! I'm curious about Carter and Mac's friends and I'm pretty sure their stories will be at least as nice as this one.P.S.: After rereading my review, I couldn't help noticing how many times I used the adjective "nice". Well, what can I say? This was a nice story, LOL.

  • Julie (jjmachshev)
    2019-03-29 00:51

    Contemporary romance fans, rejoice! Nora Roberts latest release "Vision in White" is a light and fun read that leaves you with a big grin on your face. It's the first in a four-book series about a group of women who've been friends since childhood and grow up to run a bridal business together. The manager, the baker, the flower lady, and the photographer--each with different backgrounds and different outlooks on life and love. This first story is about the photographer, Mackensie.Mac's home life taught her a lot about love and weddings--mainly that neither were permanent or could be counted on. With the exception of her childhood girlfriends, Mac's never really known much stability in her life. So when she meets the 'Mary Poppins' (i.e., perfect) man, one who makes her feel special and cared for and important--she freaks out...majorly.Carter had a crush on Mackensie back in school. And now that he's a man...well, he still has a crush on her! But it seems that every time he makes headway in their relationship, Mac gets scared and backs off. Good thing Carter is a patient man.Carter is my new best ever Beta hero. He's a professor and quite the nerd, but he's also sweet, protective, and even a bit clumsy. The more you read about him, the more you just want to take him home with you...and then do unspeakably fun things with him (with or without the glasses)! And Mac? Well, she has some pretty serious issues to deal with and her self-worth is right there at the top of the list. She's stubborn, but she does grow on you and pretty soon I was cheering every forward step she made.Nora Roberts is a genius writer. She somehow taps into the subconscious of women (and men) everywhere. Her books have a happy ending yes, but her characters also have to work for that happy ending. She does her trademark work and brings her cast of characters to life with such vividness that I felt if I just went to their city, I would recognize these people, want to spend time with them, commiserate with them, and celebrate with them. For me, that's the brilliance of La Roberts' stories."Vision in White" isn't a melodramatic, emotion-wrenching read. Instead, it reminds me very much of some of her earlier works, the ones that are just darn good romances. No special gimmicks, no mysteries, no death or destruction--just two people living their lives and then discovering that love does exist and it's worth the work to cherish it. Pure romance.

  • Lady Gabriella of Awesomeness
    2019-04-18 22:51

    ★★★ 3 Rom-Com stars.★★★Vision in White starts of by introducing a group of besties that run a very successful Event planning agency dedicated mostly to a bride's most defining moment,Her Wedding.How I ended up picking this book:Vision in White was basically my first Nora Roberts.So its safe to say I didn't really go in with super high expectations or such.Heard a lot about this author from my besties here on GR and thought to just give this one a go,out of pure curiosity.*shrug*My thoughts on the plot:The book started predictably enough.We have the heroine,Mackensie "Mac" Elliot , who puts in her weight at the agency as the event's official wedding photographer.She makes it her mission in life is to always be on the look out for that perfect moment that defines her client's special day.“Moments came and went, she thought. It was love that bound them together into a life.”I found Mac a little hard to love to be honest.Given her personal (family) issues,its not hard to understand why she tends to run away from love so much.But Damn ! It made the plot line so repetitive & boring ! :PShe runs toward love (or in this case our male lead Carter.)And then she runs away from him..Then she runs towards him..And then she pulls away...And then she wants him..And then she yade yade ya.You get the gist of it right ?My only saving grace was Carter Maguire.Damn! I want to marry that man so bad! He's so sweet, compassionate, understanding, kind, loving, sweet, extraordinary, loving, amazing, shy, endearing.Basically perfect ! And a god in bed ! ;)“Love's scary, and sometimes it's transient. But it's worth the risks and the nerves. It's even worth the pain.” *Sign!* Ladies ! This must be love :DFinal Thoughts:Didn't really find the plot-line original from any angle at all to be honest.Every character sounded like someone pulled out straight from a Rom-com..Neither was the back story nor the ending that original or unpredictable to keep me engaged.So this one's going to have to stay a 3 star for me.Will I be continuing the series ?Liked the secondary characters but not enough to continue the series :/ Would recommend to all Rom-Com fans out there !

  • Celeste
    2019-03-26 06:57

    I have literally hundreds of books I’ve never read staring at me from my shelves or screaming at me from my Kindle, and what am I doing? Rereading a Nora Roberts quartet for literally the 7th time. I regret nothing.Have I mentioned to anyone that I love me some Nora, that she’s chicken soup for my soul and a bubble bath for my brain? That her books cheer me up when I’m sad and comfort me when I’m sick? Well, she is and they do. Which I why I keep going back to her greatest hits time and again instead of reading some of the new and undoubtedly wonderful novels that await on my heavy-ladened shelves. And this series, y’all; it’s definitely one of her greatest hits.*incredibly contented sigh*Four women, best friends since childhood, open an all-inclusive wedding service. One is a photographer, another a florist, the third a baker, and the final friend is the coordinator who holds everything together. All four women are beautiful in different ways (obviously, because this is a romance series), all four are funny and brimming with character, and their relationship with one another is just as important as the romantic relationships that spawn over the course of the four novels. Vows, the business they started together, is just such a lovely creation. The weddings held at their headquarters, the Brown Estate, are always lovely and unique and just exactly right for the bride and groom. I love stories where childhood friends nurture their relationships as adults and find a way to bring their separate passions into a mutual and successful business venture. That’s the dream, and it’s what Mackenzie, Emmaline, Laurel, and Parker have built for themselves.Okay, so while I love the entire quartet, this first installment is my favorite. Mac is a crazy person, funny and focused and messier than she cares to admit. She’s a quintessential redhead with the pale skin and temper to prove it, and she’s an amazing and passionate photographer. And I really enjoy watching her develop. But the main reason I love this book so much is Carter Maguire; he’s one of the absolute cutest guys I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading about. Carter is an English Literature professor, formerly from Yale but now happily teaching at the private high school that is his alma mater. His PhD might intimidate Mac just the teensiest bit, but that doesn’t stop her from finding his tweed jackets and wire-rimmed glasses and blushing ears adorable. I feel ya, girl; I think he’s totally adorable, too. I have such a soft spot for nerdy guys (which is funny considering the fact that I married me a hunk of manly man), and Carter is a king of the nerds. He’s soft-spoken, thoughtful, nervous, and sweet, and all of those qualities are wrapped in a dreamy-eyed package. Not gonna lie: I would’ve been totally hot for teacher if he had taught my English classes. *fans self*All of that to say, I love this series. And I love this book in particular. It’s sweet and funny, not to mention hot. This series is perfect for curling up with on a cold night or a sick day or a long, rainy weekend. It’s my prescription for when you’re feeling down.

  • Mojca
    2019-04-09 06:35

    Vision in White Roberts Nora I can always count on Nora Roberts to keep me entertained. Be it with a romantic suspense contribution (the recently read Night Tales series) or a straight contemporary (the book I'm reviewing at the moment). Because Vision in White delivered on the promise in the blurb and then some. I absolutely loved it, its "friendship" angle and its "romance" angle. And the characters, oh, the characters were simply amazing. I couldn't help but love the four girls, I can't wait for Jake and Del to have bigger roles, I'm impatiently waiting for the mechanic to step into the picture, loved the brides, hated the heroine's mother (who didn't?), and I fell for Dr. Maguire (the hero, FYI) the instant he smacked into a wall. I fell for his battleship-sized feet, his klutziness, his cute little quirks, his shyness, and a complete about-face from his everyday persona he showed in the bedroom (*lusty grin*). I know I shouldn't say this about a guy, but he was just so utterly adorable. There's no other word I could use for Carter. Adorable, that's him. This book didn't make run the whole gamut of emotions, but some (and appropriate facial expressions) were there. I cried a little at the sweet and tender descriptions of Mac's photos and weddings, I gritted my teeth and rolled my eyes each time Linda (and then Corrinda) stepped into the picture, I kept my fingers crossed whenever Carter and Mac were together, I wanted to yell at Mac for being so spineless (at the beginning) and so stubborn (throughout the rest of the book) to try and sabotage the vest thing that could've happened to her, I LOLed at the little zingers she shot around, at the banter between girlfriends, at the wedding biz acronyms, and at the one-liners. This wasn't a suspense romance, a police procedural or a murder mystery. Nope, this was a straightforward, lightweight (despite some minor issues due to the "patsy gene" the H/h exhibited), cute, sweet, sexy, sensual (I love how NR writes her sex scenes!), romantic, friendly, funny little contemporary romantic comedy. Definitely a keeper and highly recommended!

  • Shawna
    2019-04-19 01:53

    5 stars – Contemporary RomanceI’m really surprised by how much I enjoyed this, especially since it was a random read while I was awaiting some August releases and because other than the J.D. Robb In Death books I’ve read, Nora Roberts often tends to be a little too vanilla ice cream for me. But I just loved sweet, shy, nerdy, English professor Carter to bits! It was so adorable and funny how he got so embarrassed over his friend Bob’s dating advice. And the list? Priceless! He made me smile and giggle so many times. I just wanted to pinch his cheeks and squeeze him tight! And it was sexy when he got all alpha animalistic in the bedroom.The excessive wedding details were a bit boring at times, but I just skimmed those parts. The friendship moments between Mac, Emma, Laurel, and Parker were very realistic and well done. I hated Mac’s narcissistic mother and was so glad when Parker told her off. It’s a feel good read that made me smile throughout. So a surprising 5 stars, and it’s mostly because of a cute geek hero named Carter!

  • Corrine
    2019-03-27 05:31

    Sometime between the Quinn Bros. trilogy in 1999 and the Key trilogy in 2000, there was a big change in Nora's writing voice. One I really, really don't like. It seems, more and more, that she began channeling Candace Bushnell (Sex and the City, Lipstick Jungle). Almost everyone heroine since then has grated on my nerves, with the notable exception of the heroine of Angels Fall. This book is no different.Mac Elliot runs a wedding planning shop with her three friends, in which she is the photographer. She's commitment-phobic because of her parents' multiple marriages and an all-around crappy childhood, and she's a big enabler for her narcissistic mother. When she meets Carter again after being barely acquainted with him in high school, she recognizes that this could potentially be a serious relationship, and she basically sets out to sabatoge it in any way she can. Okay, maybe that's a little harsh, but sometimes I just wanted to take her by the shoulders and shake the crap out of her. Carter is the typical Beta hero that Nora has been falling back on since the Calhoun series: bumbling, soft-spoken, slow to anger teacher hero with simmering passion just below the surface for the heroine. We've seen this character before, and she didn't really make this one any different. At times, he was almost just as frustrating as Mac, because he was just too patient.One thing I did love, and that bumped my rating up, was the friendship between the four women. I can't wait for Parker's story, though that will probably be last, and I'm tentatively excited for Emma's story (and I think I know her HEA) because she seems so fun and cheerful. Because of this element, and because at the very end, Mac redeemed herself by pulling her head out of her @$$, I give this a B-. ETA: Changed rating and grade to C after much deliberation.

  • Mafi
    2019-04-16 00:31

    Se soubesse que ia ler num dia não o tinha deixado parado na estante durante 3 anos! --' Começou muito morno mas depois aqueceu e acabei por gostar bastante, agora é seguir para o 2º da série! ---(...)Um dia perfeito - é talvez o meu favorito. Gostei muito de como foi apresentada a Mac, tanto como a sua via profissional foi retratada, assim da mesma forma como a autora mostrou a sua vida pessoal e os problemas familiares do passado. O facto da Linda ser uma antagonista que percorre toda a série e também de aparecer em todos os outros livros, fez com que a Mac tivesse sempre um pouco de mais de destaque do que das restantes. Em relação ao romance com o Carter, gostei da condição de eles já conhecerem-se desde os tempos de escola, pois gosto sempre de romances em que há já uma relação anterior, nem que seja apenas de vista. O próprio Carter também me pareceu um dos homens mais interessantes e o facto de ser tão diferente da Mac, tornou o romance mais divertido. Foi um livro que li num dia e que antecipava outras leituras maravilhosas que viriam por aí.http://algodaodoceparaocerebro.blogsp...

  • Lora
    2019-03-31 03:35

    Let me just start by saying that I am a huge fan of Robert's In Death series, which she writes under the pseudonym J.D. Robb. I've only read the first four, but I'm a complete addict when it comes to that series. However, there's a good reason why I've never tried anything from Nora Roberts outside of that series. I guess I've always had this supposition that Robert's books are basically contemporary, chaste bodice rippers (oxymoron, I know) with an extra helping of fluff - based solely on Vision in White, I wasn't far off.Vision in White started off really good. The prologue is cute - but not in a root canal way - it sucked me in and made me think I'd like this. You know how they say don't judge a book by its cover? Well, I guess that applies to prologues, also. Most everything past the prologue was a disappointment.Vision in White begins with Mackensie "Mac" Elliot and her three BFFs - Emma, Laurel, and Parker - prepping for another "wedding". Now, at this time, they're only in grade school, but, just like any child, they love to play make-believe, and their favorite game is Wedding Day. One of them dresses up like the bride, the groom, and the rest act as bridesmaids. Around this time, Mac also gets a gift from her grandfather - a camera.Now, at the tender age of eight, it seems a rather inapt gift. But what Mac doesn't know is that she'll one day be a photographer - and her and her friends will own Vows, a highly successful wedding planning company. Talk about fate. My feelings toward Mac seemed to fluctuate rapidly while reading this. Mac's character started out vapid and uninteresting to me; then slowly she became semi-likable; then she did something really stupid that made me dislike her again; and by the end of the novel I settled on annoying. Carter's an English teacher in his early thirties who's had a crush on Mac since high school. Carter seemed cute in some instances, and in others his character seemed overdone when it comes to the whole geeky role. As the male lead, he was just OK for me.Mac's mother, Linda, is easily one of the most vexing characters I've ever read about. Normally, I wouldn't count not liking a character that you're intended to not like toward my overall enjoyment, but she pissed me off too much for me to ignore it. Linda is emotionally manipulative when it comes to her daughter and I found myself wanting to do the impossible and strangle her character. And she's not the only one! Carter's ex girlfriend, Corrine, is just asstrangle-worthy. Mac's mother and Carter's ex should start a club: The Bitches Who Live to Screw Up Everything club.What follows is the scene where everything went downhill for me (bear in mind, this scene is between only Carter and Mac, and the "me" part is obviously just my inner thoughts as the reader. Also, this isn't a direct quote from the novel, only my satire summarization): Mac: Ahhh! Carter, you geeky stud puppy! If I would've known you were this good in bed, I would've paid more attention to you in high school!Carter: *mentally recites Shakespeare*[Me: If you've read one sex scene, you've read them all. *boredom*]Mac: Mmm. Carter, I'm so happy right now. Here, with you. *thinks to self: Wait! Happy? I can't be happy! I'm Mackensie Elliot, happy is horrible! I must ruin this moment!*[Me: I see where this is going, and I don't like it.]Carter: Oh, Mac! I've waited for this moment since I was a geek-in-training! I'm so happy!Mac: *mumbles* There's that bloody word again!Carter: What did you say, honey?Mac: *jumps out of bed, heads for the exit* "Thanks for the fabulous dinner and multiple orgasms! 'Kay, bye!" Carter: *sigh* Well, it was nice while it lasted.[Me: What the fuck?]That's my summarization of that scene, but her actual departing sentence was "Gotta run. Thanks for everything. I'll call you." - Yeah. Not much better IMO. See, I have this little List of No-Noes, and running off after sex - whether it be the male or female doing the running - is on that list. So while things were indeed beginning to pick up for me, that scene proved to annihilate my enjoyment pretty fast.If it were Carter that had done the running, I don't think Mac would've been nearly as forgiving. In fact, Carter doesn't even mention the incident. The whole thing just gets swept under the rug.Mac describes their first time together to her friends as "the most amazing, world-bending, melt-you-brain-cells sex in the history of the planet." (That is a direct quote, BTW) To which my reaction was, Oh, come on, Mackensie! It's not as if you've just had sex with Roarke! Sorry, that's a bad reference if you've not read the In Death series.Anyway, I thought that was just a tad on the ridiculous sounding side.Now, let me be clear - despite my myriad complaints - I really did like a fair amount of this. It's just that the parts I didn't like eclipsed the parts I did, making the whole thing exasperating and disappointing.One thing I will say, though: The side characters - Emma, Laurel, etc. - seemed more interesting and likable to me. Since I've already bought books 2 and 4, I'll probably end up reading the rest of this series - depending on how the next installment, Bed of Roses, turns out. I'm crossing my fingers.

  • ☆☽Erica☾☆
    2019-04-11 01:38

    Awwww so sweet and romantic!

  • Janina
    2019-04-13 03:40

    I actually don't have any time to read at the moment, but yeah ... you know how it is. I took a break from studying in between (my brain felt fried anyway and I wouldn't have been able to stuff in anything more - yes, I am looking for excuses ...), and finished Vision in White in a few hours. I don't know, I'm usually not that much into Nora Roberts or cheesy chicklit in general - although I had this phase when I was about 15 ;) - but this one just suited my mood at that moment and I enjoyed it immensely. It definitely does have a standard Roberts plot and most certainly isn't anything breathtakingly new and special, but I knew that up front and didn't expect it to be. It's just the right book if you're looking for a comfort read to take your mind off other things (and if you're in the mood for some light romance). I also enjoyed reading about the whole wedding planner business - although I can see it getting old after a few instalments (there are a total of four books in this series). Nevertheless, I ordered the second book directly after finishing this one - luckily it was available for swapping :).

  • Laura V.
    2019-04-14 01:31

    "No me quito de la cabeza a un tío que piensa en mí. Y solo de pensar que está pensando en mí, me agobio. No sé si en realidad pienso en él porque él piensa en mí o si pienso en él porque es un encanto, es divertido, dulce y sexy." Ahora que conseguí comprarme este librillo usado, no puedo creer que me haya olvidado lo dulce que es Carter, por amor de Dios. Es la ternura hecha persona. Con una Mac más hiperactiva que nunca, con muchos miedos e inseguridades, y con un Carter que te llena los poros con su ternura es imposible no caer rendida a sus pies. El punto positivo que le veo es que si bien el trabajo es importante para todas, son amigas primero. Y están ahí, y se escuchan y pelean. Y viven juntas. Cuando era chica siempre pensé que sería muy genial vivir una mansión con mis mejores amigas. Lástima que no tienen perros. Aunque el gato de tres patas de Carter debe de contar. Me acuerdo de la pareja de desvergonzados que son en los siguientes libros y me dan más ternura, estos dos son dinamita.

  • Ronyell
    2019-03-21 02:34

    Now, I will be honest here. Even though I have been reading romance novels for a long time from various romance novelists, I had never read any of Nora Roberts’ works before and her work is everywhere in the reading sphere! So, when I stumbled upon this book by Nora Roberts called “Vision in White,” I just knew that this was the book that was going to introduce me to Nora Roberts’ works in a good way!Mackensie “Mac” Elliot had dreamed for all her life about taking pictures at a wedding and she finally has her dreams come true when she and her best friends, Parker, Emma and Laurel all came together to create Connecticut’s wedding planning business called “Vow.” With Mac being a well-renowned photographer, she is able to capture the most beautiful moments at the weddings with a click of her camera. But, unfortunately Mac has no desire to get married despite working at a wedding planning business due to her trust issues that started with her father leaving her and her mother when she was a child and her mother Linda constantly asking Mac for more money, despite the fact that this act is emotionally hurting Mac. Then one fateful day, Mac runs into a shy yet sexy teacher named Carter Maguire, who she has known since high school and it turns out that Carter has been infatuated with Mac ever since they were in high school. Now, Mac must conquer her fears of falling in love with Carter if she has to make her own happy ending.Wow! I have to say that as the first book I had read from Nora Roberts, it was simply amazing and heartwarming! I loved the fact that Nora Roberts made friendship and the importance of true love a central theme in this book as I enjoyed seeing how Mac starts developing as a character as she slowly learns to start trusting people despite her tragic past with her parents and the fact that her mother Linda keeps trying to take money from her. I also enjoyed the scenes where Mac confides in her friends Parker, Emma and Laurel about her romantic woes and her issues with her mother as it shows that Mac’s circle of friends are extremely supportive of Mac through her life and it shows that they are truly good friends towards Mac and it makes me want to have such friends in real life! Nora Roberts also did a great job at developing the relationships between Mac, her friends and Carter as not only does Mac have great friends who support her through her issues, but she also has a love interest in Carter who showed her what it is like to trust and love someone again. I loved almost all of the characters in this novel (well, except for the antagonists, of course) as they all felt so genuine and are supportive of each other through tough times. I especially loved the characters of Mac and Carter themselves as they were the stars of the show with their unique romance and support of each other. I loved the fact that Mac is a successful photographer as it shows that she is a strong and determined young woman who is trying to get her personal life together and it was great seeing her character develop throughout the story as she is trying to learn how to trust and love someone again. Carter was absolutely fantastic as he is truly supportive of Mac and knows how to comfort Mac when she really needs it and who says that high school teachers cannot be HOT and SEXY!?For readers who do not like strong language and sex scenes, this book does contain some strong language such as the usage of the “s” word and some sex scenes, so some readers might want to skim over these scenes if they find them to be a bit too much.Overall, “Vision in White” is a truly fantastic book about the importance of true friendship and love and I am sure that anyone who loves a good winter romance will enjoy this book!Review is also on: Rabbit Ears Book Blog

  • Love Fool
    2019-04-02 04:53

    Wedding photographer Mackensie "Mac" Elliot is most at home behind the camera, but her focus is shattered moments before an important wedding rehearsal when she bumps into the bride-to-be's brother...an encounter that has them both seeing stars.Not going to lie, I thought I was going to hate this book because of the theme and because of the author. I thought Nora Roberts was writing stupid chick-lit books but it turns out I have been wrong for years. Nora Roberts is a funny writer with real a talent for storytelling. Because of this book, I'm interested in reading more of her books and the sequels to this one.Mac was funny and sure, the book got a little unrealistic at times and became more dramatic than I like, it was still good.

  • Pepa
    2019-03-20 23:31

    Poco más que añadir a lo que he comentado. Esta mujer no escribe mal pero no me llega. Sus novelas me dejan indiferente y fría. Los personajes están bien construidos y toca buenos temas, seguro que soy yoUn final muy acorde con la protagonista y un protagonista muy achuchable

  • Alp
    2019-03-22 01:54

    4.5/5This is one of Nora Roberts' wonderful love stories. I found many beautiful things in this book: friendships between friends, the warmth of family, unconditional love, and true love from the hero.Nora Roberts has always created such adorable beta heroes. In this book, Carter Maguire was an extremely nerdy guy, but oh, he was so sweet! I always have my soft spot for nerdy heroes.The heroine, Mac, she was strong, smart, and a bit stubborn. She had some kind of commitment issues because of her parents' failed marriage, so it made me understand why she ran away from her own overwhelming feelings for Carter. She just needed some space and time to figure things out and clear her confused mind. Carter did the right and lovely thing by offering it to her.I loved the chemistry between Carter and Mac. It seemed so simple, natural, but beautiful.This was my feeling after finishing the book...เป็นอีกเล่มของนอร่า โรเบิร์ตที่เราชอบ บางคนบอกว่าใส่รายละเอียดเกี่ยวกับการจัดงานแต่งงานเยอะไป แต่เรามองว่าเยอะดีกว่าขาด ถ้าเราไม่สนใจสิ่งที่นักเขียนใส่มาเราก็แค่ข้ามไป แต่ถ้ามันขาดเนี่ยอ่านแล้วหงุดหงิดเพราะไม่มีคำตอบให้ตัวเองเวลาที่สงสัยในระหว่างอ่านนะ เรื่องนี้พระเอกรับความดีความชอบไปเต็มๆ เป็นพระเอกที่เนิร์ดเต็มขั้น เนิร์ดสุดๆ แล้วมั๊งตั้งแต่อ่านหนังสือของนอร่ามา แต่ว่าก็น่ารักมากๆ ด้วย พระเอกหลงรักนางเอกตั้งแต่ไฮสคูล น่ารักจัง

  • Steph
    2019-04-04 22:51

    I like the idea of this trilogy with four friends running a wedding planning business I think it's really cool concept but didn't like this first entry, didn't like the two main characters and that the love interest he was too nerdy and a pushover to really like. I'll give that it was a realistic kind of love then most books I read. Well this type of book anyways it'scandy reading but not a great one.

  • ☼♎ Carmen the Bootyshaker Temptress ☼♎
    2019-04-03 03:47

    Mackensie is a wedding photographer who runs into someone whos had a crush on her since High School. Well things become a bit hot between them but something that was just supposed to be a fling becomes more but also other thing get into the mix.

  • Sofija
    2019-04-18 04:53

    It’s the first book I’ve read by Nora Roberts. And I liked it. Not from the start though. I’ve read first three chapters and just didn’t feel like continuing. So I put it aside and started another book, which was even worse, so I gave a “Vision in White” another chance. And didn’t regret it. Maybe it was because the plot started moving faster or the characters started growing on me, but I found myself enjoying it.It’s a common story about a women, who is a photographer and have a wedding business with her three best friends. She has a really selfish and manipulative mother and because of it she also has commitment phobia. Then she meets a man and this is what the story is about. See, nothing unusual. But what was uncommon and there for interesting for me was the man himself. I am used to read about uber-alfa men, who radiate confidence and sexuality. Carter Maguire is definitely not like this. He is an English literature teacher in high school, wears tweed and glasses (though manage to look sexy in it), feels like criminal if he exceed speed limits and always opens the doors and helps a lady with the coat. If it is not enough, he has a three legs cat, which he saved after car accident and when he is embarrassed or just shy the tips of his ears blush. Aren't you already in love? He is the cutest man I’ve ever read about. Or as one heroine said about him - The Merry Poppins of men.We all have read stories about confident males courting shy women. There is your chance to read a book about the very sweet man trying to romance a beautiful, energetic, successful woman.

  • Susana
    2019-04-09 04:36

    I think that probably only Nora Roberts would be able to make me read a tale about wedding planners.And liking it!! O_OAny other writer would probably make me want to hit my head against a wall....quite a number of times!! All those....tiny little details....like matching colours and flowers...and dresses...and napkins... OH BOY!!!I confess that this is probably my favourite genre inside Nora Roberts "plots": The friends that come together to create a business. I just like the way the relationships are dealt in it..There's nothing new about it. I remember the dream trilogy for instance that has the same premise. But every time, the author is able to catch me, like a...."gullible"...fish!!But moving on, honestly what i liked more about this story, was the male character. Honestly, i've had enough of alpha males. And Carter was just the opposite. He's sweet, caring, responsible and..clumsy!!But on him...it looks good...except of course when he hits his head against the walls.He reminds me a little of Mac Booke in Heaven and Earth with his clumsiness.I also liked Mac as the main character. I just hope that in the next books there won't be so many....ah, details about wedding planning.Yeah, i know that this is called "The bride quartet"....but even so....

  • LibraryLass
    2019-04-05 01:45

    I loved this one. This is a fun light read. Absolutely fell totally in love with Carter! This book made my day, I had a grin on my face nearly the whole time I read it. Great internal and external dialogue with both Carter and Mac. I thought Mac's character at times was brilliant. Having faced an extremely similar problem with my own mother, I completely related to the passive-agressive stance Mac took at times. I thoroughly cheered when she finally took her stand and I totally related to her hurt feelings. It is NEVER easy to confront someone you love with your own boundaries. To KNOW that your feelings matter. I just loved this whole storyline. I also totally enjoyed the dialogue and interactions between the 4 friends at Vows. What I wouldn't have given for that support at times. This is a great fast read. Not one of NR's in depth or intense books but a great read all the same. Am soooo looking forward to the next in the series.

  • Miss Kim
    2019-03-29 05:48

    3 ½ starsI waited impatiently for the first installment of Nora’s latest series. I have to say I was a little disappointed. I do not know if my taste in reading has changed, or if Nora’s writing has changed. I found the heroine, Mac, to be a little grating. Everything she said seemed to be smart-assed, in order to hide her true feelings. The hero, Carter, was is a professor from the school of Extreme Beta Man. Most here know I am not a fan of the bumbling beta, but Carter did grow on me. The four friends in this series own a wedding planning business. Each woman has her own specialty. I thought most of the details and side stories about various client weddings were boring, and wanted to skip ahead, but I couldn’t bring myself to do it.I will continue with the second book 1- because it’s Nora and I want to give it a second shot, 2 - I like the heroine, Emma for this one.

  • Sara Kate
    2019-04-17 03:50

    Ok so.... I know that it's just me but I didnt care for this and honestly had to skip through some chapters. It's not the writing itself but i didn't care for this story. I feel like my dark reads has ruined me for chic lit unless it's a funny chic lit. This was just too light for me and I did t care for all the wedding stuff. I'm jaded, I know :-)

  • Dinjolina
    2019-04-05 04:37

    Cute.Cute dude.I had a bit of a problem with him being all clumsy (clumsy nerd are super cute!) but such a wicked lover that,you know,just pops bra clips in a sec. The heroine was a strong but neurotic modern age woman that I could and did like.But all in all,something was missing. It did not make me sight or swoon. It just was.

  • Beth
    2019-04-18 23:38

    Happy sigh. Carter is a sweetheart. Also, this is what Lauren Layne wishes her wedding series was. Seriously: Nora Roberts is great at details.

  • Elizabeth ☆❀Hot for Alphas❀☆
    2019-04-11 07:00

    3.5 Blue Butterfly StarsLiked but the guy is a geeky PH.D. klutz so it was hard for me to get into. If you lust after geeks you will love this =)

  • Chitra *CJ*
    2019-03-30 00:50

    "Vision in White", the first book in the Bride Quartet series is the story of Mac and Carter.Mac is a photographer in a wedding planning venture- which she co-owns and runs with 4 of her best friends- Parker, Laurel and Emma.When her new bride's brother turns out to be Carter, a guy who was her senior in high school- an accidental meeting leads to sparks flying.It was a well written contemporary romance with many layers to its characters.Mac is independent, confident- yet sensitive and submissive when it comes to her mother. Her emotional baggage leads to commitment phobia- and how she tackles that forms most of the story.Our hero on the other hand has had a crush of Mackensie since high school- and since she falls back into his life he relentlessly pursues her- not giving up. I really liked his geeky professor-y calm demeanor. He was silent- yet strong like a storm when situation required.I absolutely detested Linda- the heroine's dynamics with her family is troubled and adds much to her journey.Loved the ladies- and the best thing about this book is the relationship between the four friends- and how they are each other's support system.Smokin chemistry between the lead couple- and I enjoyed how they slowly fell in love.Safe with minor exceptions (view spoiler)[ H and h have known each other in school. They lose contact for years and obviously move on. Later after being together, his ex GF kisses him but he pushes her off(hide spoiler)]3.5/5

  • Diana~ (Kiss Me Books)
    2019-03-27 22:57

    Let me just point out that Vision in White, the first book of the Bride Quartet series, has the power to melt you heart because of how sweet the hero can be. Carter has officially became one of my favorite GERD (geek and nerd all in one) heroes of all time. I absolutely love him and his character development throughout the entire story. The romance between Mackensie and Carter was just... heartachingly beautiful. Throughout the entire book, I've looked forward to every single one of their dates and meetings. For being my first Nora Roberts book, I'm really looking forward to her other books as well. ;)CARTER, oh Carter. You are adorable for one. It's so bad that there were moments where I want to pinch your cheeks and you're older than me! He is the perfect husband material and I'm not going to lie, I have a soft spot for smart, clumsy, and patient fellows like him. Everything that he does for Mackensie is so sweet that I fell in love with his character more and more. What's not to love, huh? No wonder Mac had such a hard time trying to keep their relationship "simple," aha! It took awhile for her to realize her love for him... it was rather slow, but it was all worth it in the end. Carter's patience really did benefit him in the end, ya know. Anyway, I really did love the high school crush thing developing into true love. It's quite typical but really? It never gets old-- especially when the gal never notices the guy when they were teenagers, but when they meet again as adults, she falls pretty hard for him while his love for her has always been there. But yeah, the ending was perfection and let me forewarn you, it will cause you to feel all bubbly and warm. JUST SAYING!And now, let's talk about Mackensie! I went for her and Carter all the way because I love how she is with him. They're perfect for one another, even though Parker once said in the beginning that they were complete opposites. Although there's one thing that I find frustrating most of all about her, and that is her relationship with her mother, Linda. I didn't like how her mother had the power to control Mac's life and influence her relationship with Carter. It really wasn't fair and Mac just let it happen! What?! *Shrugs* Seriously, her mother was a whiny, selfish bitch but either way, she got what she deserved in the end, sorta. Mac finally toughened up and kicked some major butt! LOL.I have a lot of favorite quotes in the book and let's just say they include Carter's moments with Mackensie AND BOB. OH GOD, BOB. He's like the best fail friend you meet at work, who gives you dating advice while Carter just face palms. It's so ridiculously funny that I love it! An example of such would be:"If it winds up earlier, you should have a movie picked out. This is assuming she isn’t sending you the ‘let’s go back to my place’ signals. In that case—”“Don’t go there, Bob. Let’s just not go there."Overall, I think I'm in love with this book and I'm definitely looking forward to reading the rest of the books in the series. Giving a five-stars for this lovely book full of laughter, smiles, and most of all? An all consuming love that slowly grows and develops into a beautiful picture. :D

  • Jennifer Wardrip
    2019-04-19 03:35

    People like to mention, with every review of a book by Nora Roberts, that the author uses the same plot devices time and time again. And they're right - she does. The thing is, it works! VISION IN WHITE might be formulaic, in that Ms. Roberts once again uses a group of friends who are as close as family who will all inevitably end up in love with another group of friends (or acquaintances), but I enjoyed the story so much and read it in one sitting. Ms. Roberts has the unique ability that with every single book she writes (including those written as J.D. Robb), I end up crying at least once. This one is no different - I thought the story of Mac having to deal with her mother was very well-written. I enjoyed the new "background" of this first book in the quartet, in that it centers around four friends who own a business that covers each and every detail of having a wedding. This book's main character, Mac, is a photographer, and I truly enjoyed reading about her job and how she came to love what she does. The secondary characters - Parker, Emma, Laurel - were all well-rounded, and I'm highly looking forward to reading each of their stories. So, okay, it's another typical Nora Roberts read. But I couldn't be happier about that.