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 ...Read MoreWhat 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 and 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, Chloe 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 the 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 into the fire? Following up on her bestselling Gothic thriller, "Whispers of the Bayou, " and Amish romantic suspense, "Shadows of Lancaster County, "Mindy Starns Clark offers another exciting standalone novel, one full of Cajun mystery, hidden dangers, and the glow of God's unending grace.Read Less
Wow. Another great mystery/romance from Mindy Starns Clark. Her stories are multi-layered but easy to follow. It introduces you to Cajun culture through a treasure hunt by following a recipe in an attempt to clear the name of a young woman charged with murder. It is a bit typical at the end where the bad guy confesses how and why he did it before he locks them in a mine, instead of just shooting them. Of course, they work together to escape, but I still found it to be a book I couldn't put down. Each chapter ended with the heroine in deeper trouble than the chapter before. It also cuts back to France 300 years earlier to show how the treasure ended up in Louisiana.
Very good book.
Publishers Weekly, 2009-07-13 Clark (Smart Chick mysteries) has cooked up a delicious recipe of intrigue, romance and intelligent character development. Clark, a former comedian, offers her ever-growing fan base equal measures of sharp wit and sassy comebacks through her protagonist, Chloe Ledet, daughter of famous New Orleans restaurateur Chef Julian. When Chloe is summoned back home after an accident hospitalizes her father, she re-enters the scene to conduct business for her dad and gets framed for murder Cajun-style. In quick fashion, Chloe must clear her name with the aid of a childhood beau as she wades through the literal bayous of the South and emotional swamps of old, unresolved childhood issues involving her distracted and distant parents. Clark's story line is full of spice and lingers with an unexpected bite familiar to Cajun cuisine lovers. This text is sumptuous. (Sept.) Copyright 2009 Reed Business Information.
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