Captain Jean Bouclaire has finally decided to settle down and he knows the right woman to ask. On his way to join Gabrielle he is challenged to a deadly duel that results in his exile from the Louisiana Territory. Now a fugitive, he must decide whether to flee the colony or risk his life for one last glimpse of his dark Acadian beauty.
“Ms. Claire's characters are vividly portrayed against the atmosphere of the swampland, and living in exile in a strange land and dealing with all that it entails. I felt I was right there with Jean and Gabrielle.”
—Suzanne Coleburn, The Belles and Beaux of Romance
"Ms. Claire's treatment of the Acadians' (Cajuns') removal from Canada and their difficulties in settling in Louisiana are richly described. These are passionate people who are forced to endure hardships and who survive in spite of them. It is love that propels them to continue the search for happiness. This is a well-learned lesson for us all."
—Romantic Times Magazine
"The story is just chock-full of action and keeps the readers enthralled as it races to an end."
—The Romance Journal
• Historical American romance, set in Louisiana in 1769
• Book Three of Cherie's The Cajuns series
• A full-length novel of 90,000 words (about 365 printed book pages)
• R-rated content: Steamy love scenes!
• Originally published by Kensington Publishing Co. (Ballad Books)
The Cajuns series follows a family of Acadians (Cajuns) who travel to South Louisiana and start anew after being exiled from their Nova Scotia home. The first three books follow the Gallant sisters as they attempt to reunite with their father in the wilds of Louisiana and Delphine (Book Four) takes place during Louisiana's role in the American Revolution. The Dugas family saga continues with A Cajun Dream (Book Five) and The Letter (Book Six).
Books by Cherie Claire:
The Cajun Series
A Cajun Dream
The Cajun Embassy
Ticket to Paradise
Carnival Confessions: A Mardi Gras Novella
The Viola Valentine Mystery Series
A Ghost of a Chance
Trace of a Ghost
Give Up the Ghost
The Ghost is Clear (novella)
Non-fiction titles by Cheré Coen:
Magic's in the Bag: Creating Spellbinding Gris Gris Bags and Sachets with Jude Bradley
Exploring Cajun Country: A Tour of Historic Acadiana
Haunted Lafayette, Louisiana
Forest Hill, Louisiana: A Bloom Town History
Release date: February 16, 2016
Publisher: Happy Gris Gris Publishing
Print pages: 320
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