New York Times best-selling author Julie Garwood takes listeners from New Orleans' exclusive Garden District to the backwoods of Louisiana's mysterious bayou country in an unforgettable novel of passion and suspense that cuts straight to the heart.
When esteemed Justice Department attorney Theo Buchanan is struck ill at a New Orleans gala, Dr. Michelle Renard works fast to save his life. Soon, Theo finds himself in a race to save her when Michelle is targeted by a deadly crime ring. They call themselves the Sowing Club, a devious foursome driven by greed to accumulate millions in a secret bank account. Now they're dead set on silencing Michelle, who might know the secret behind the killing of one of their wives. Dodging a world-class hit man and a band of cunning criminals, Michelle and Theo walk a narrow path between passion and survival.
©2001 Julie Garwood (P)2013 Brilliance Audio, Inc.
This is probably my favorite Julie Garwood book. Probably the first of her books I read and the one by which I've compared the rest of her books. I was pleased with the start of the narrated version; the bayou folk sounded fairly authentic. But the narrator had a tough time keeping track of who was supposed to sound like they were from where and the accents kept slipping around. She made a good stab at it, most of the time, but I ended up rather lost as to who was speaking and -- well, it all got rather muddled together. Her voice was pleasant, and when she was in narrator mode rather than character mode, she is excellent, and when she was doing the accents well, she did them very well -- I'd listen to her again, but perhaps her production chief could do a better job of keeping things on track.
As to the story, I like it. The female lead leads without a lot of angst and drama. The male lead does the same. This is a story, not a study in psychology and I enjoyed myself. What more can I say.
Sweet, riveting, humorous
When Theo first arrives at Bowen, and the kids mistakenly think that he is the new high school football coach. Really funny!!
Everything! She goes from a Louisiana accent to a Boston accent with great ease.
Finding your way to love
I am about half way through the book and really enjoying the story. The reader is great for the part of the book where the characters don't have accents.
I am from South Louisiana so love to listen to stories that take place there.
Her South Louisiana accent is so distracting. It isn't even close to authentic.
Except for the distraction of the reader it is good.
Think it would be so much better to have a person with an authentic accent read those parts of the book.
This was my 2nd Julie Garwood book, and I am totally hooked now. In fact, she has just become my Favorite author. She has such a knack for mixing the right amount of intrigue, romance & humor, to just totally suck you into the story. Even though it was a serious story line, I found myself laughing out loud often, because she knows how to mix humor into the story. I love her for that! After reading the first book, I wanted to continue on with those characters into the next book, but she didn't exactly do that. I thought I was going to be disappointed as I got into the second book, but it wasn't long until I was totally loving the new characters. She has such a way of introducing you to the characters that you can't help but loving them. Now I want her to continue on with Theo & Michelle :-)
Sorry. Good story as always. Narrator did just fine until she tried Cajun accent. Have listened twice now, hoped it would get better. Really, really did not!!! Please rerecord it with different narrator. Such a disservice to author.
Say something about yourself!
I like this series and enjoyed this narrator. She was spot on with her accents. I do wish there was more "love" it's kinda classed over.
I don't know about the story, I couldn't get through the accent!
Yes, with another reader.
Just use your regular voice.
I enjoyed the story, however, the narration on the Cajun accent was not very good. I enjoyed the narrator on all other voices. Infact a good job. redo the Cajun and you have a great listen. maybe just add a slower southern accent.
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