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.
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
The narrator's regional accents (Louisiana Bayou/Boston) are really, really bad and take away from a fun story full of quirky characters. The heroine whines a little too much because she's relationship-insecure, but I reread this story at least once a year and since I possibly like one book out of every hundred, I'd call it a keeper.
The narrator ruins this. She starts in on the southern accents slurring the words and sentencing and speaking them so fast that I often had to rewind and replay to figure out what she was saying. That was awful. Very distracting.
I have read everything that Garwood has written, but she typically has a few problems with her books - usually the quality of writing. This is the best work she has ever done. (In fact, I am a little surprised with how well it is written - new editor?) Her characters are usually well developed and interesting; she usually has adequate plots; and, she often weaves in subtle humor. She does all of these very well in this book. Her solid writing, along with an excellent reader (one of the best I have heard)pushes this book over the top - very well done. Can Garwood do it again? Let's hope.
To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe.
I didn't want the story to end. I laughed, cheered and just plain couldn't stop listening. This is a wonderful story set in the bayous of Louisiana. The charm of the plain folks, and the Boston attorney who, was accepted and coerced by everyone to remain there won me over swiftly.
The story was riveting and you couldn't help cheering for the good guys to win. Michelle and Theo are very likable as a couple and you can't help but think they were intended for each other.
Give this one a try you will enjoy it as I did.
About the narrator, she did a fantastic job. It is very hard to emulate a southern, cajun accent. I grew up in New Orleans and trust me when I say it is hard to speak the way they do unless you are born there. So my hat is off to you MS.Taister you did a credible job switching between a Bostonian accent to a Cajun dialect, even throwing in a twang of Mississipian.
The characters were built up so well. The narration was wonderful, loved CT's northeast accent as well as the Louisiana accent. A complete surprise on one of the "villians" at the end (don't want to spoil it for those trying to decide). Most definitely worth the credit.
The performance was fantastic. I loved the voices and accents. EXCEPTIONAL read.
I always like intelligent yet quirky heroes and heroines. I especially like when they have a back story. These two were fun to fall in love with. And fun to hope there will be more about both families in future books.
Her accents of the deep south were unreal good. I loved listening. I even had my husband listen to it a little just so I could show him how much I liked it.
I can't wait for more Garwood and more Traister.
Don't try accents you really can't do. Just read the book straight. The Cajun accent wasn't easy to listen to either
I loved the characters and plot
When Michelle tells Theo what she is going to do to him and her daddy is standing behind her.
I have to say this is one of my favorite books to listen to. The story line was totally unexpected and the narrator did a great job with the accents. You could definitely tell the difference in the characters. I have listened to 3 times already. I would recommend getting this one.
Report Inappropriate Content
If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.