The death of her father brings Rayenetta Dalcour back to Belle Rose,
a small burrow in Baton Rouge, LA., but Rae is no longer the wild
rebellious teenager who left 15 years ago. She is now a renowned
blues guitarist and she lives her life with no excuses.
Rae wants to clear her grandfather's name, fulfill her father's dream
and then get out of Belle Rose. The battles between the tenants of
the Back of the Bayou and the well-to-do St. Cyr and Jove families,
have taken its toll on her.
Plans to clear her Pawpaw's name are hampered by handsome Simon
St. Cyr, who has links to her troubled past. While Simon is equally
enthralled with Rae, he knows what they are trying to build will
undoubtedly be tested if Rae delves into the past to solve
a decades-old mystery of illicit love. Both are afraid that
awakening ghosts from the past may place them on opposing sides.
Ms. Emery has taken a familiar theme of the 'have and the have nots'
and weaved a wonderful romantic mystery focusing on the love of
family. The Bayou is an excellent setting for this beautiful love
story with just a twist of gris-gris. I've read all of Lynn's books
and this, like the others, makes you want to experience a piece of
Louisiana. This spicy tale will warm the heart like a bowl of Nawlins'
Reviewed by aNN Brown