This is the third book in the Brides of Bonneterre series and it is as great as the first book. It is Forbes Guidrys turn to shine. He makes appearances in the first two books as a likeable but domineering family protector. Forbes (who in my head looks like Robert Downing Jr. as Tony Stark) always seemed more three-dimensional character than other secondary characters. I guess I connected with him since Im a bit of a control freak myself. Alaine appeared in the second book of the series and it was nice to see her make a return, even though I didnt like her very much at the beginning.As usual, Dacus weaves an intricate story with lots of memorable characters. Im always amazed how she is able to juggle so many characters but not leave you feeling overwhelmed. She already had a full cast with the Guidry and extended family but she manages to fit more wonderful characters in this book. I connected with each character and all the work Dacus puts into character development shines through each person.The plot moves a long and again, Dacus shows her skill in weaving multiple subplots together and tying up them nicely. Even though the plot may seem familiar, big business vs. mom and pop, I still enjoyed the way the novel brings to life the people involved in that struggle. The book is well paced with no slow spots.I also think the themes in the book are timely ones. I loved Alain and Forbes struggle with appearing to be one way but dealing with the truth of who they are. The idea of a big time lawyer standing up for the little people and the importance of integrity kept me hooked. And of course, Dacus has a way with dealing with being single with a realistic flare.Kaye Dacus has written another great book and I hope there are more books to this series.
Kaye Dacus attention to simple details brought me the taste and feel of Louisiana. I love being transported to new places through the pages of fiction! This is more than a love story though I appreciated Forbes swift fall into love. His relentless pursuit of Alaine was definitely swoonworthy! But the legal case they are embroiled in had me turning pages at an alarming speed. I loved the character growth in both Forbes and Alaine and how it paralleled each other. They both made career moves they hadnt planned on couldnt have even dreamed of at the beginning of the book but their individual journeys were both believable and inspiring.
A Case for Love is book three of Kaye Dacus Brides of Bonterre series. This series has continued to satisfy, with my favorite being A Case for Love. We meet lawyer Forbes Guidry, the glue that seems to hold the Guidry family together, in over his head for the first time in his life. How can he go against his family the family that taught him about life, love, and more importantly, the love of God? The family to which he has publicly pledged his loyalty? Enter a beautiful reporter with a family of her own, a family in trouble, and the only person who can help them is one Forbes Guidry. Can she trust him, knowing that his family seems to hold all the cards concerning the livelihood of her family and their old neighborhood? Can he step out on faith and prove that he is not just a Guidry, but a man in his own right? Believe me, you wont be able to put this one down as it barrels to a intensely satisfying conclusion!
I love this series. I learned about Forbes as I read the two prior books so I was leary and interested to see how he was going to turn out in this book. I was pleasantly surprised. I enjoyed this love story very much as I did the two previous books...Stand in Groom and Menu for Romance. I highly recommend them all. I have not been disappointed yet by this author. I don't feel like I am reading a generic story. It has its own twist and turns which make you keep wanting more.
I just finished a charming book. Can a lawyer and his client fall in love and it not be a conflict of interests? Can said lawyer and client bring a suit against a company near and dear to the lawyer's heart? Can the client protect her professional image and rescue her family at the same time? Can two people learn to let go of the things they want to control and allow God's grace to work through all circumstances? Read A Case For Love to find out. Kaye Dacus created two endearing characters from strong families in this book. You will find yourself routing for Alaine Delacroix's family not to lose everything, while hoping Forbes' family retains unity and their integrity. Both goals are lofty and clearly at odds with each other. Travel with Alaine and Forbes as they learn to let go of their control and turn everything over to God. Within the pages fo this book love story and faith story merge. Beware: When you get to the last one hundred pages, you'll not want to put it down until the end.