Wednesday 25 July 2018

A Discovering Diamonds review of Bayou Fire by Sharon E. Cathcart

AMAZON US $4.45 

Present day / 1830s
New Orleans

“Diana Corbett’s childhood was plagued by unceasing dreams of smoke and flames. The nightmares went away, until the noted travel writer’s first night on assignment in Louisiana … when they returned with a vengeance. Could the handsome Cajun, Amos Boudreaux, be the key to unlocking the secret of Bayou Fire?”

Blending two love stories together the author neatly, and cleverly, combines the past with the present to create a novel that is a little different from the normal idea of romantic fiction. I enjoyed the difference.

The author has drawn a very vivid picture of New Orleans and its turbulent history, and she has obviously devoted herself to her research. But do not think that this tale of adventure is all ‘fact, fact, fact’ for it is actually a bit of everything from an action romp to absorbing romance, from irresistible  supernatural to intriguing suspense. New Orleans is an emotive place, especially for those of us who have never been there, its presence brought to our attention in particular during those awful days of the  hurricane which caused such devastation to property and life, so it was very interesting to read about a different side to this steeped-in-history city.

I did spot a couple of minor typo errors, but nothing too serious, and the glossary of Creole terms was interesting, although on a Kindle version it is never easy to make good use of glossaries while reading the actual story – this is where real books come into their own!

The characters were well-drawn and believable, as were the paranormal elements.  A must for lovers of romantic adventure with a twist of the supernatural.

© Mary Chapple

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  1. Thank you for taking the time to review my work and share it with your readers. Greatly appreciated.


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