Saturday, August 22, 2009

Night Owl Romance review of Marilee Crow's Bayou Magic

Terri gave Marilee's romance 4 Hearts.

"I found this book interesting and educating. Ms Crow did her research on the Choctaw Indians and the wildlife in Louisiana. She was able to present this information is such a way as to enlighten the reader and not bore them. As I did not know much about either, I found myself intrigued. I enjoyed learning some of the beliefs of the natives of this area as well as learning about some of the endangered species and some of their comebacks! Just this part of the story would make this book worth reading.

But Ms Crow’s characters are just as intriguing as her background material. They are very well developed and readers get a good idea of who they are and where they come from. She puts them into their roles with expertise and the characters develop naturally. It was fun seeing people with feet in more than one world and trying to mesh them into a life that is workable. Secondary characters, such as John’s daughter, while not as developed as the major characters, added dimension to the story and seemed to give it realism.

With this kind of first book, I look forward to seeing this author develop her skills as she learns her craft. Her attention to details overall was superb with vivid descriptions."

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Buy Bayou Magic from Awe-Struck Publishing.