Thursday, July 03, 2008

Bayou Paradox Review

Tara LeBlanc has been taught the ways of the bayou by her grandmother for years. She’s always felt the Louisiana bayou was a place of sanctuary not fear, until now. Two elderly women with close ties to Tara are in unexplained comas, and Tara knows neither incident is an accident. Why would someone harm an old woman and what could the medicinal foliage found in the bayou have to do with it?

There’s only one man who can save Tara from herself and a fate similar to that of other elderly women, Sheriff Rene “Bubba” Theriot. However the Sheriff doesn’t share Tara’s beliefs, nor is he sure her assumptions are correct. However, he won’t let that keep him from protecting her. But will his feelings for Tara prove more dangerous for Bubba than he expects? Will Tara find that her long held beliefs are false? Or will a killer prove to be more dangerous than anyone thought?

BAYOU PARADOX is book four in Ms. Caroll’s Bayou Series. However readers can follow along with ease if they have not read the previous titles, BAYOU JUSTICE, BAYOU CORRUPTION, and BAYOU JUDGEMENT. Just be warned that once you met Ms. Caroll’s cast of characters you’ll be eager to read about them.

BAYOU PARADOX may be my favorite book to date. The story is engaging, suspenseful, easy to read, fast paced, and inspiring. It offers readers an intriguing look at following God’s path and gives them a look into the heart of new faith. The setting of the Bayou offers a fun, spooky and often refreshing backdrop for romance and suspense. I am eager to see this series continue. I highly recommend BAYOU PARADOX and Ms. Caroll’s Bayou series to all readers. You are sure to be delighted and inspired. --Reviewed by Wendy Keel, Rating 4 ½, The Romance Readers Connection

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