St. Charles at Dusk: The House of Crimson and Clover Series Prequel
By Sarah M. Cradit
A father’s threats. A tragic accident. Unanswered questions. Oz Sullivan has finally moved past the tangled web surrounding his brief, but intense, relationship with the young, impetuous Adrienne Deschanel. Through his family, and successful career as an attorney, he has forged a tranquil predictability.
Then Adrienne unexpectedly emerges, with no memory of the life she once led. Her desperate attempt to flee the confusing and dark influences in the bayou instinctively propels her to the one face for which she has a name. Oz’s world is once again turned upside down, as he must decide how to help her without losing himself entirely.
Set amidst the lush and vibrant backdrop of New Orleans, St. Charles at Dusk tells the story of Oz and Adrienne; of forbidden love, and startling heartbreak.
I began St. Charles at Dusk without a single clue as to what I was getting myself into. I had not read the synopsis nor had I read any of the books in the series previously. I was blown away. Normally I plow through a book with a vengeance because I cannot get enough. This time, however, I chose to savor and nurture my read.
St. Charles at Dusk is an amazingly powerful story of friendship, family, sacrifice and love. Set amongst the beautiful and intriguing city of New Orleans, we are drawn into the complicated relationship of Oz Sullivan and Adrienne Deschanel. While the story starts on a day that is full of conflicting emotion and sadness, it is only but a small part of a long and emotional journey.
I loved the manner in which Sarah Cradit approached the story of these two individuals through each point of view and addressing points of the past. Through this type of storytelling you instantly become invested in the relationship of Oz and Adrienne, as well as those that surround them.
Throughout the entire book I found myself drawn to every word, every moment and every emotion each of the characters held. I am an instant fan and cannot wait for more of this series and people I have grown to care for.
About the author:
Sarah is the author of the Paranormal Southern Fiction series, The House of Crimson and Clover. The series was born of her combined loves of New Orleans, family dramas, and the mysterious nature of love and desire. Her books combine elements of paranormal, mystery, suspense, intrigue, and romance. She is always working on the next book in the series, and absolutely loves connecting with her fans.
Sarah lives in the Pacific Northwest, but has traveled the world from Asia to Europe to Africa. When she isn't working (either at her day career, or hard at work at writing), she is reading a book and discovering new authors. The great loves of her life (in order) are: her husband James, her writing, and traveling the world.
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