"A powerful romance"
After spending years away from her beloved BLUE BAYOU,
Danielle Dupree, accompanied by her eight-year-old son, is
coming home to serve as the librarian. Her father, a
former judge jailed for corruption, will live with his
daughter and grandson once he is freed from prison.
However, instead of Beau Soleil, the Dupree clan has fallen
as they will live in an apartment above the library.
However, a fire that looks like arson somewhat ruins the
apartment and the library. It looks like someone wants the
Dupree brood not to return home.
Bad Jack Callahan, a successful author, now owns Beau
Soleil and has begun a renovation to restore the home to
its former glory. Jack and Dani also have a history as
they shared a torrid summer, but he left town before
learning she was pregnant with his child. Doubly burned by
males from her time with Jack and a marriage to a rat of a
Congressman, Dani tries to avoid her former lover even
though both still experience deep feelings for one another.
JoAnn Ross has written a wonderful contemporary Bayou
romance that readers who relish heat and distrust in their
lead characters will enjoy. The subplot involving driving
the Dupree family out of town takes away from the prime
story line though it adds plenty of suspense. Ms. Ross
turns BLUE BAYOU into a strong and powerful tale, due to
strong characterizations, which includes a well-rounded
support cast. This is the first in a trilogy starring the
three Callahan Brothers novels and it demonstrates that the
author is a born storyteller
Reviewed by PNR Group Member
Posted March 21, 2002