Thursday, May 26, 2011
Mindy Starns Clark's Under the Cajun Moon ~ Reviewed
Under the Cajun Moon
Mindy Starns Clark
Christian Romantic Suspense
Paperback, 332 pages
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers, 2009
Back Cover Description:
What secrets can be found by the light of the Cajun Moon?
New Orleans may be the "Big Easy", but nothing about it was ever easy for international business etiquette expert Chloe Ledet. She moved away years ago, leaving her parents and their famous French Quarter restaurant behind. But when she hears that her father has been shot, she races home to be by his side to handle his affairs-only to learn a long-hidden secret that changes everything she knew to be true about herself and her family.
Framed for murder, Chloes and a handsome Cajun stranger must search for a priceless treasure, one whose roots weave through the very history of Louisiana itself. But can Chloe depend on this mysterious man leading her on this cat-and-mouse chase into the heart of Cajun country? Or by trusting him, has she gone from the frying pan and into the fire?
This book is a complex web of faith , romance, and intrigue that will keep you wide awake and breathless until you reach it's shocking conclusion. I, personally, could not stop reading once I started. This book combines multiple murders, cooking, drugs, buried treasure, clues in potholders, and much more almost reminding me of a more adult version of the Nancy Drew stories. Also, about every other chapter, we're taken back in time from France to New Orleans, giving the book a historical feel. Artfully interwoven is are two unlikely "impossible" romances and the salvation message; what a personal relationship with God really looks like. I look forward to reading more books by this talented author.
Reviewed by: Rachael Schnitker