The Parchment

The Parchment

March 30, 2010

New Book - A Case for Love by Kaye Dacus

There is no better way to spend a rainstorm than curled up with a good book. Coffee is optional.

In that light, here are the details on my most recent read.

Set in the small Louisiana town of Bonneterre, A Case for Love by Kaye Dacus takes a look at the struggle between ethics and family ties, small town retailers and corporate advancement. Attorney Forbes Guidry takes on a pro bono case that puts him in direct conflict with the largest company in town. Did we mention that Boudreaux-Guidry Enterprises is owned by his parents? Of course, a bonus to the case is that it puts him in close contact with Alaine Delacroix, the TV personality he’s wanted to meet for years.

Throw in dance lessons, a matchmaking company, a boss who does not garner the reader’s sympathy and you come up with a delightful read.

A Case for Love is the third in Dacus’ “Brides of Bonneterre” series, following Stand-in Groom and Menu for Romance.

Things I like about Kaye’s work:
A) The main characters have never been married before.
B) They do not have children.
C) They are not right out of high school/college.
D) She does not write in first person.

It seems that 2/3 of the books I pick up today are about widows/widowers, divorcees or parents. Oh, or they are pining for their High School/ College sweetheart. Now, as I have never been married, am not a parent and am approaching a new decade, these are not my preference for entertainment. There is something about identifying with a character that draws me into the story.

The first person point of view, well that could be a whole other post.

Great job, Kaye!

March 4, 2010

Recent Snowfall

God's voice thunders in marvelous ways;
he does great things beyond our understanding.
He says to the snow, 'Fall on the earth,'
and to the rain shower, 'Be a mighty downpour.'
So that all men he has made may know his work,
he stops every man from his labor.
~Job 37:5-7