Tuesday, November 20, 2007
I am not sure that I have ever read a book in this line before and Robin Caroll’s book was a pleasant surprise! Her descriptions of the bayou are so vivid you can easily picture yourself there. CoCo’s love of nature shines through clearly in Ms. Caroll’s depictions as even the Louisiana alligators seem beautiful through her prose.
Several themes are predominant in this poignant tale, most prominently that of forgiveness. Luc and CoCo share a past as they were engaged until their religious beliefs separated them. Both jump to conclusions quickly and it was uplifting to see how they resolved their struggles with living as Christians on a daily basis.
BAYOU JUSTICE is an entertaining and inspiring story about faith. What an excellent choice for my first foray into this line! I would have liked to see more of Coco’s transformation from believing in voodoo to being a Christian but I enjoyed her interactions with her voodoo believing family members. Ms. Caroll makes a powerful statement about witnessing to others about faith in this short but interesting story.
Reviewed by Debbie
Also, I've been contracted to write book 5 in the bayou series, Bayou Betrayal, which allows readers to visit again with Deputy Gary Anderson as he works to solve a case before Sheriff Bubba Theriot returns from vacation. But will his heart be stolen in the process? Bayou Betrayal releases from Steeple Hill in January 2009.
More news: I've been contracted to write book 2 in the new inline Love Inspired Suspense continuity series, Without A Trace. My book, FRAMED!, will release in February 2009. The first book in this 6-book series will release in January 2009.