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|Format: DRM Protected ePub|
Vendor: Harvest House Publishers
Publication Date: 2009
What Secrets Can Be Found by the Light of the Cajun Moon?
New Orleans may be the Big Easy, but nothing about it was ever easy for international business etiquette expert Chloe Ledet. She moved away years ago, leaving her parents and their famous French Quarter restaurant behind. But when she hears that her father has been shot, she races home to be by his side and to handle his affairs only to learn a long-hidden secret that changes everything she knew to be true about herself and her family.
Framed for murder, Chloe and a handsome Cajun stranger must search for a priceless treasure, one whose roots weave through the very history of Louisiana itself. But can Chloe depend on the mysterious man leading her on this cat-and-mouse chase into the heart of Cajun country? Or by trusting him, has she gone from the frying pan into the fire?
Following up on her bestselling Gothic thriller, Whispers of the Bayou, and Amish romantic suspense, Shadows of Lancaster County, Mindy Starns Clark offers another exciting standalone novel, one full of Cajun mystery, hidden dangers, and the glow of God's unending grace.
Kav5 Stars Out Of 5Fantastic!September 24, 2016KavQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Wow, what an exhilarating read! The intrigue doesn't let up. I was spellbound from the compelling opening scene to the astonishing conclusion. An incredible mix of faith, suspense and romance with a whole lot of treasure hunting thrown in. And a dual timeline that takes us back to the early 1700s in France!
And the romance? Be still my heart. Travis is a toe-curling example of hero material. His Cajun accent set my heart hammering. And yes, I could hear him, even though I was reading the words. He's flirty and tender and knows his way around the bayou. Something city slicker, Chloe learns to appreciate. She is such a contrast to Travis. He's from a big, loud, fun-loving extended family and has the gregarious personality to match. She's the one and only surprise baby of parents getting on in years and spent most of her childhood at boarding school. She's stand-offish where Travis is outgoing. A perpetual outsider while Travis has never met a stranger. And when it comes to faith -- Travis has a real relationship with Jesus while Chloe thinks of the bible as "original guide to etiquette.' You can just imagine how interesting their conversations are.
And then there's the Louisiana setting -- it takes on a life of it's own, though there might be one too many snakes included in the telling of this tale for my liking. Shudder. But I really got a sense of the unique beauty of the culture and geography. As well as its fascinating history.
An intrinsic plot full of twists and turns and plenty of surprises made this an exquisite read.
JanaKeller, TXAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Loved it!October 3, 2014JanaKeller, TXAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Another great Christian, murder mystery romance. Was so glad to add this author to my personal library
AdeyAlberta, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great story of present events mixed with old talesAugust 24, 2011AdeyAlberta, CanadaAge: 25-34Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I had recently purchased and read The Amish Midwife and The Amish Nanny co-written by Mindy Starns Clark and I thought they were quite well done. I decided to try 4 of her stand-alone books including this one and WOW! I found them easy to read, and yet the storylines were unique and mysterious. The books had enough substance that it made me want to keep reading even if it was late at night :)
Highly recommend all 4 of Mindy's stand-alone books (Whispers of the Bayou, Shadows of Lancaster County, Under the Cajun Moon and Secrets of Harmony Grove). She starts with a climax in the first few chapters and keeps the intensity there throughout the rest of the book! Next on my list to buy is her Million Dollar Mystery series and I can't wait!
ReadingTeacher5 Stars Out Of 5Another great book by Mindy Starns ClarkJune 16, 2011ReadingTeacherQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I always enjoy the suspense, mystery, romance and unique writing style of Mindy Starns Clark. This is a great page-turner. I read it in 2 days and loved every minute. My only regret is that I wish it would have lasted longer! :)
suzyQKelso, WA4 Stars Out Of 5June 6, 2011suzyQKelso, WAQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The book was a great read. Thoroughly enjoyed it and have already loaned it out. Enjoyed how the past and present all tied together, usually I don't like the bouncing around but the author did a great job tying it all together.