Saturday, September 28, 2013

9/29/13 WEWRIWA a community of writers and readers

My entry this week is from Hostage Heart, a romantic suspense involving a young lady from Louisiana whose family was affected by the devastation from Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. But life goes on and a baby is on the way. Although she is an unwed-mother-to-be, the baby's father wants to be a part of his child's life... and hers.

It was important to her that they pass along their legacy. Ryan picked the book up while she was in the bathroom and opened it to the pages on the mother’s family. 

Deanna had an older brother, Andres, but Ryan was dismayed to see a date of death listed. He looked at a picture she had stuck on the page of a young man in a marine uniform and assumed that was her brother.

 She had several relatives in the Louisiana area and there were references to the Creole and Cajun culture. A picture of her mamere who had drowned during the Katrina flooding showed an older woman with the same dark eyes and a darker complexion than Deanna and her mother shared; she was truly another beauty. Deanna wrote that her maternal mamere was Chacuma from her grandfather. Deanna’s paternal line was pure Creole.

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Life was hard after the hurricanes swept through, destroying her parents' home and livelihood...Deanna did the only thing she could do. She moved to New York City, found a job, worked hard, scrimped and saved to send what little she could manage back home to Louisiana to her parents.

An errand for her boss - a chance encounter with a crew of bank robbers - a kind man who tried to help her and deserved her courageous help in return... But he wasn't the man she thought he, he was so very much more!

Hostage Heart is a captivating read… I really enjoyed Chelle Cordero's 'Hostage Heart.  It read quickly and kept my interest until the very end. I would highly recommend this book and I plan to read all of the author's other books. It took me along on the adventure. I enjoyed the romance.
~LDB, on Amazon

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Teresa Cypher said...

Nice snippet--good device to get some information revealed. I like that he thought her mamere "she was truly another beauty." Not many young guys would think that about someone's grandma :-) Good 8!

Heather Boyd said...

Great 8. Thanks for sharing.

Beth Matthews said...

Wow. Lots of history here. Nice 8.

Charmaine Gordon said...

You've brought back a time in history in a seamless way all by having the hero open a family album. Perfect eight.

Unknown said...

What a nice way to get some information out.

Veronica Scott said...

Fascinating excerpt about the extended family, I very much enjoyed the tone.

Marie Hampton Author said...

This looks like it will be a great book to learn more about the history of Louisiana. Very intriguing!

Lynn Crain said...

Very nice narrative and way to get in vital information without it being overwhelming. Thanks for sharing your 8!

Chelle Cordero said...

Than you so much for all of your comments and visits. I really appreciate that you feel I didn't overload the past history

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