When Faith Garrity's twin sister died, she lost a part of herself. Unable to move past the pain, the once-driven ornithologist is at risk of losing her career as well. To save her job, she heads to the oil-ravaged wetlands of Louisiana. There, in the bayou community of Chenoire, she encounters the handsome but guarded Zackary Préjean, still suffering from a great loss of his own.
She's drawn to Zack, but soon finds that the Préjean family isn't what it seems... They have dangerous secrets - and deadly enemies. Caught up in a feud that threatens the area's uneasy truce, Faith and Zack must learn to trust each other. Survival will require enormous sacrifice, but it just might also give them both a way to move on.
I'm a sucker for all things Louisiana so I decided to put this on to keep me entertained whilst making a cottage pie, which I have to say it did. The jaunty (and rather good) narrator took me straight to bayou country, where gator season kept me happily occupied as my kitchen, and the plot, gently steamed up and the main characters worked their way towards a satisfactory conclusion. All in all an enjoyable hour and a half, and the cottage pie was lovely.
An unexpected treat. Loved it from start to finish. Despite being a novella, it had a very intriguing plot development and resolution with believable, lovable characters.
The narrator brought the different personalities to life and made the story fun to listen to.
I love stories set in the Bayou and this one did not disappoint. Series any one?