Kathy Herman http://www.kathyherman.com
takes the reader off on a suspenseful page-turner in the first of her series Secrets of Roux River Bayou, False Pretenses!I was immediately drawn to the hometown atmosphere of this Loiusiana bayou setting...colorful shops, cajun cuisine and language, and southern plantations!
Zoe Broussard's life is perfect...her dream of opening a successful cajun eatery has come to fruition, a dream she shares with the love of her life, Pierce Broussard. As her best friends, Vanessa and Ethan Langley, embark on fulfilling their own dream of turning an inherited plantation into a bed-and-breakfast, Zoe's perfect world begins to unravel.
What terrible secrets is Zoe hiding from the past that could destroy her marriage and reputation, and who is sending her frightening, anonymous notes, threatening to expose her? And who is the mysterious stranger that Vanessa and Ethan's four year old son claims to have spoken to in the mansion? Is he the product of a child's overactive imagination or is the Langley mansion actually harboring a ghost? Eventually Zoe's lies put her and all those she loves in terrible danger, and her marriage is put to the ultimate test. A riveting novel of past mistakes, forgiveness, tension and suspense that will keep you on the edge of your seat!
My passion is historical fiction, but there is enough southern history packed in this powerful novel, to have successfully turned me into a fan of contempory suspense. At least of Kathy's books anyway! I can't wait for the next one!
*Warning* There is some violence for those of you who are a bit on the squeamish side.
Bio: Diana is an avid reader who prefers historical Christian fiction. She is a regular reviewer on this blog. Diana lives in South Carolina with her husband and is happy to have her extended family nearby.
Giveaway: Diana is giving away a copy of this book. Leave a comment by Friday morning, 8:00 EST, for a chance to win.