Louisiana

C+
Always and Forever

I’m a sucker for a saga. That is what drew me to Gretchen Craig’s debut - Always and Forever. Taking into consideration that this is her first novel, I would say we should look forward to great things from Ms. Craig. My one issue is a big one, and that is what warranted the lower grade. T ...

B+
Winds of the Storm

I am so glad I read this book. I had never read any of Beverly Jenkins' novels before and didn't know what to expect, but I came away from this story very impressed. Jenkins does a wonderful job of balancing passion, emotion, an exciting story, and a masterful command of history, and, while this did ...

B-
Good Woman Blues

It had to happen eventually – I really had to stop reading the sixth Harry Potter. I had read it three times. My husband was starting to look at me strangely every time I picked it up, and I was quickly progressing from “enthusiastic fan” to “bordering on weird.” So to ground myself more i ...

B
Dead to the World

Who said vampires can't be fun? Charlaine Harris clearly doesn't buy it as she proves once again in the latest entry in her delightful Sookie Stackhouse series. Since bad boys have always held immense appeal for me, fans of the series won't be surprised that I've always had a major Jones for Eric ...

B
Tall, Dark, and Cajun

With a title like Tall, Dark and Cajun, certain images come to mind - a sexy hero, a thick Creole accent, hot Louisiana nights and a little bit of bayou magic. Sandra Hill delivers all this and more in her latest book. Feng Shui decorator Rachel Fortier just broke up with her fiancé. He never ap ...

B
When Strangers Marry

When Strangers Marry is a re-do of Lisa Kleypas's 1992 book, Only In Your Arms. I have that book in my TBR pile, and after reading this, I think I will dig it out and see what changes were made to the original. As for this one, I really enjoyed When Strangers Marry. Lisa Kleypas is incapable of writ ...

B
The Turning Point

The Turning Point is a heartwarming story of two people from completely different backgrounds who meet at just the right time, under the only circumstances that will bring them together. Lilly Crawford is trapped in an abusive marriage. Concern for her mother-in-law is the only thing keeping ...

B+
Kill and Tell

Ah, those sexy, slow-handed Southern men. First, there was Dane Hollister in Dream Man; and now there's Marc Chastain in Kill and Tell. Being a Northern girl, I'm beginning to think I've been missing something - and I'll bet you Southern gals know what that is, too. "Nooawlins" - that's New O ...