Saturday, August 10, 2013
Posted by Paula Mitchell with No comments
Author: Alexandreae Weis
Publisher: World Castle Publishing
Source: Author Requested Review
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At thirty, Nora Kehoe is feeling pressured to settle down. On a blind date, Nora unexpectedly ends up in the emergency room where she meets Dr. John Blessing. She hopes the pragmatic Dr. Blessing can make her life complete. Then, a passionate encounter with a childhood friend changes everything.
The charismatic Jean Marc Gaspard manages the family business, Gaspard Fisheries. But rumors abound that Jean Marc is running more than seafood through the waters around Manchac Louisiana. When a family crisis sends Nora to Manchac, she is thrown headlong into the dangerous world of smugglers and swindlers. And as Jean Marc tries to protect Nora from his past, he realizes he may lose her because of it.
The dark bayou waters run deep with secrets in Louisiana, and every Cajun knows how to dance the fine line between the right and wrong side of the law. But for strangers, learning the steps to staying alive in the swamps can be tricky. Life, and love, will be dependent on how well one can master the … Acadian Waltz.
This book follows the story of Nora Kehoe who is being pressured by her mother to settle down which happens with Dr. Blessing, atleast Nora thinks it will but Dr. Blessing is an odd man. He has ways he wants to do things no spontaneity and no spark. As things progress with the engagement Nora finds herself in a corner with no one listening to her and those that care about her positive that she is making a mistake. With no spark there can be no Acadian Waltz.
When Nora out with her friend and co-worker Steven finds Henri Gaspard convulsing and rushes him to the hospital where Nora decides to go the Gaspard homestead to help Henri recover. During this the connection between Nora and Jean Marc gets stronger to the point where Nora knows she is with the wrong man.
I really enjoyed this book with it's deep routes of the south, bayous and swamps. There were times I wanted to scream at Nora's mother and boyfriend for being so self centered about the whole affair. I was glad when Nora finally took her stand! What a great book and I loved the theme with a childhood love that resurfaced years later! What a great book from an author I look forward to checking out for many years to come!