At thirty, Nora Kehoe is feeling pressured to settle down. On a blind date, Nora unexpectedly ends up in the emergency room where she meets Dr. John Blessing. She hopes the pragmatic Dr. Blessing can make her life complete. Then, a passionate encounter with a childhood friend changes everything. The charismatic Jean Marc Gaspard manages the family business, Gaspard Fisheries. But rumors abound that Jean Marc is running more than seafood through the waters around Manchac Louisiana. When a family crisis sends Nora to Manchac, she is thrown headlong into the dangerous world of smugglers and swindlers. And as Jean Marc tries to protect Nora from his past, he realizes he may lose her because of it. The dark bayou waters run deep with secrets in Louisiana, and every Cajun knows how to dance the fine line between the right and wrong side of the law. But for strangers, learning the steps to staying alive in the swamps can be tricky. Life, and love, will be dependent on how well one can master the Acadian Waltz.
I received a copy of Acadian Waltz for review by the author. From the moment I read the first chapter I was hooked. The story was amazing, the characters were beautifully portrayed. What I love about Alexandrea Weis is that she writes her characters realistically, simply meaning that they are characters that the average person can relate to. They suffer from the same struggles emotionally and physically that we do.
Nora is feeling the pressures of settling down and marrying thanks to her mother. She ends up going on a dating spree in hopes of finding the right man to build a life with. While on one of these crazy blind dates she ends up at the hospital where she meets Dr. Blessing. Immediately Dr. Blessing and Nora connect, he asks her out and she accepts. Things are moving right along in their relationship until her old family friend Jean Marc and his family need her assistance. It's there with Jean Marc and his family that Nora remembers the art of the Acadian Waltz.
This book is by far one of my favorites. I am looking forward to reading it again very soon. If you are looking for something to read that does not have all of the paranormal creatures of the night, just something fun and romantic then this is the book for you! Acadian Waltz has NO creatures of the night to rescue the damsel, there are NO super powers, there is only ordianary people struggling with life and love.
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Alexandrea Weiss popular second novel, Recovery, won the Gold Medal for best romantic suspense from The Readers Favorite Book Awards 2011, was named best Romantic Suspense novel by the Spring 2011 NABE Pinnacle Book Awards, and was a Finalist in the ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards in 2012. Her fourth novel, Broken Wings, won best Contemporary Romance by the NABE Pinnacle Book Awards in 2011, and was a finalist in the Readers Favorite Book Awards for Contemporary Romance in 2012 and the USA Book Awards for Romance. Her sixth novel, Diary of a One-Night Stand, was released in August 2012. A permitted wildlife rehabber with the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries, Weis rescues orphaned and injured wildlife. She lives with her husband and pets in New Orleans.
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