by Parris Afton Bonds
From 1683 to 1803 ~
From the corrupt courts of Versailles to the windswept tracks of Montreal ~
From the sea-washed coasts of Nova Scotia to the searing deserts of Algiers ~
And from the lush marshes of Louisiana ~
The proud, aristocratic du Plessis lived, loved, and fought to reclaim what was theirs.
There was Damien, who claimed the unattainable Hèléne as his wife and took a nun as his mistress. There was Natalie, who escaped the horrors of Paris’s La Salpétrière prison to flee to the colony of New Orleans as a proxy bride selected by the handsome, mysterious half breed . . . There was Nicolas, whose dark secret shadowed the only love he had ever known ~ for his half-brother’s wife . . . There was Reinette, Natalie’s daughter, raised wild in the bayous outside New Orleans, who gave her heart to an outcast and her body to her handsome captor . . . and there was Daniel, Reinette’s son, who thirsted for vengeance and took his enemy’s daughter as hostage.
Wow, Parris Afton Bonds did a fantastic job with this installment of this Blue Bayou series. From the opening scene and entirely throughout, I was left in awe as the writing style and tone of the author kept me engaged throughout. - Ricky M. Hansen Jr.
As usual Parris kept me glued with anticipation. Can't wait to read the next one. If you want a great read this is it. - Jerry J.
Parris Afton Bonds has once again delivered an enthralling tale of romance and adventure. - Pretty Eyes
Electrifying action, very measured plotting and great character development makes this such a wonderful, unique read. - Thomas Mobius
Parris Afton Bonds @ The Allen Public Library (6-21-2012)
Meet Parris Afton Bonds
Declared by ABC's Nightline as one of the three-best-selling authors of romantic fiction, the award winning Parris Afton Bonds has been interviewed by such luminaries as Charlie Rose and featured in major newspapers and magazines as well as published in more than a dozen languages. She donates her time to teaching creative writing to both grade school children and female inmates.
The Parris Award was established in her name by the Southwest Writers Workshop to honor a published writer who has given outstandingly of time and talent to other writers. Prestigious recipients of the Parris Award include Tony Hillerman and the Pulitzer nominee Norman Zollinger.
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