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!


  1. Ok, I have written this down. As soon as I can I will order this for my kindle. I hope it comes for the kindle.
    Great synopsis, Alli :)

  2. Well, it sounds like a very good read..not sure I can get to it anytime soon tho. I do have one observation to share with you.....there is no way that you, APShokes can be approaching another "decade".. in should be just beginning your 2nd decade. With that said, I'd like to would be great seeing you and your folks. Please give them hugs for me.
    Luv ya, Jean Allen