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Midnight Bayou Another Nora novel But this time it’s in LouisianaNora always does a wonderful job of researching her settings and Midnight Bayou was no exception The plantation on the bayou felt so uintessentially Louisiana and Nora did a good job of nailing the spirit of New Orleans and the Cajun accents and the Southern way of life in generalGhost stories are a common theme in Nora’s work but this one takes a bit of a different route for her Reincarnation plays a big role which was unusual Watching the story of the past mix and mingle with the plot of the present proved just as interesting as any other storyline laid out by Nora but that was compounded by said reincarnation element and how that element was affected by genderAnother common theme in Nora’s novels is the revitalization of a dilapidated but formerly beautiful structure Which is generally how the ghosts come into play I love all of the construction elements in Nora’s stories because construction is in my family’s blood My dad and uncle and brother all work construction for a living and something is always in the process of being built around our family’s little self made community It’s part of the reason I have a thing for HGTV Because of that the construction elements of Nora’s novels always resonate with me because she does an exceptional job of conveying the blood sweat tears and pride that go into building or rebuilding something with your own handsAs always the characters were enjoyable and well fleshed out The romance was sweet and passionate and compelling and laced with drama and laughter And as always the ending was a happy one 35 Stars Buzzword A ThonYou always know what you're gonna get with a Nora Roberts novel1 A feisty heroine 2 A tough man's man3 One of the main characters will be Irish4 Usually there be a mystery on the side 5 Sexy times 6 A happy endingThose aren't bad things In fact those story beats are why most people pick up her books I consider Nora Roberts novels to be a nice escape from the usual dark and depressing things I read Midnight Bayou is standard Nora Roberts It takes place in a beautiful old mansion in New Orleans There's never any doubt that are feisty heroine and her tough man's man with a heart of gold are going to get their happy ending I enjoyed getting lost in this fun romance If you love Nora Roberts than you've probably already read this but if you're a newbie or have never read her you might enjoy this one #1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel set deep in the bayou of Louisiana—where the only witness to a long ago tragedy is a once grand house Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans All he knew was that ever since he first saw Manet Hall he'd been enchanted and obsessed with it So when the opportunity to buy the house comes up Declan jumps at the chance to live out a dreamDetermined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor Declan begins the daunting renovation room by room relying on his own labor and skills But the days spent in total isolation in the empty house take a toll He is seeing visions of days from a century past and experiencing sensations of terror and nearly unbearable grief sensations not his own but those of a stranger Local legend has it that the house is haunted and with every passing day Declan's belief in the ghostly presence growsOnly the companionship of alluring Angelina Simone can distract him from the mysterious happenings in the house but Angelina too has her own surprising connection to Manet Hall a connection that will help Declan uncover a secret that's been buried for a hundred years This book was published back in 2001 but still feels current I had read this when it originally was published but pulled it from the shelves when one of the groups I'm in selected it for the October challenge I enjoyed this one a lot and put another book on the back burner as I enjoyed this one The story of Lucien and Abigail is relived with Declan and Lena when Declan starts renovating an old house and falls in love with Lena The ghosts of Lucien and Abigail and their tragic past haunts Declan as he restores The Manet House He falls instantly for Lena but she holds back I wasn't uite into Lena's characterThe story does seem to make a uick ending with no epilogue Declan leaves a lucrative job to buy a dilapidated mansion near New Orleans He doesn't know why he is driven to restore Manet Hall to its former glory but he follows his instincts He also follows his instincts when he meets Angelina He knows she's the one he just has to convince her Meanwhile the two of them are having dreams of people who lived in the mansion years earlier and their tragic deaths This is a creepy murder mystery and suspense as only the Great Nora can do Excellent book with memorable characters I always feel a bit guilty rereading books there are so many great books out there just waiting to be read But I have read every single book by Nora Roberts so now when I need a Nora fix I have no choice but to reread It always feels like revisiting old friendsDeclan Fitzgerald is drawn to the dilapidated Manet Manor in New Orleans so much so that he buys the house uproots his posh life in Boston and dedicates himself to the restoration of the old home The fact that Miss Odette and her beautiful granddaughter Lena Simone live next door is just an added bonus Declan soon realizes that in addition to extensive restoration he may have to clean out the ghosts who still haunt the ManorThis is one of my favorite NR books The suspense part of the romantic suspense is really about finding out what happened in the house over 100 years before I like the paranormal aspect that the haunting brings to the story and we all know that good Southern manors always have a ghost or two kicking around Declan and Lena are two of my favorite leading characters partly because they aren't afraid to pick a fightI'm sure that I will be rereading this one again And again And again nora roberts is a godstrong women dark and handsome men murder and intrigue the french uarter and creole superstition and lots of failed attempts at restraint make for one heck of a guilty pleasure 35 starsAs usual Nora Roberts delivers an incredibly entertaining story Since there are already a hundred reviews waxing poetic about how wonderful it is I'll just uickly tell you why this wasn't another five star read for me Lena plays games For all the talk about how much of a straight shooter she is she relies on the head games with Declan a little too often This is a personal thing for me exasperated by the fact that every god damn female lead is overly stubborn these days I'm kinda worn out on people fighting their feelings and what's good for them This was listed as a romantic suspense but there wasn't much suspense Lilibeth Josephine or Julian all could have played villain with one or two short scenes and really driven home the need for Declan and Lena to solve their little mystery As it was there were some spooky moments a total mind fuck moment and that's really it It needs an epilogue Just a uick little window into 'a year later' or 'a few months later' whatever It ended uickly without any indication of what the future had in store for the coupleThat's really it which isn't much for me Nora Roberts does a fabulous job of bringing the bayou to life and I'm hoping to find some other books with similar localsI'll definitely recommend this book and gush over how sweet and sexy Declan is with whomever I convince to read it What a disappointmentI'm so sad to report this was my second Nora Roberts book that got 2 stars from me from 31 books I’ve read I had high hopes for this one but unfortunately it turned out to be a total let down The first half was great The tragedy of Abigail and Lucian which happened in the past grabbed my attention from the very start I couldn’t stop turning the pages to find out the truth as it was gradually revealed to meToo bad around 65% of the book I started to get bored especially with the confrontations between Lena and her mother Besides the ghosts did no harm to everyone Boring The romance between Declan and Lena had me frustrated One minute they were happy together and the next Lena start the fight in order to guard her heart WTH And it happened many times over and over again I don't know what to say This was stupidLena is now the most irritating NR's heroine I’ve ever read Off course she bumped Willa from Montana Sky out of her position completely Sorry Willa you’re no longer number one I hate heroine with love and trust issues Seriously hate Lena annoyed the hell out of me to the point that I wish I could throw her away out of this book and never saw her name again I have no idea what Dec saw in her Damn I was upsetMoreover I expected some solid horror parts something far scarier than the sound of a baby crying or the doors slamming shut Sadly none of those happened I don't understand why bother trying to build up those creepy feelings in the first place if there was no ghost to be found in the end THERE WAS NO GHOST Really Oh come on at least give me a clue who the hell this ghost was There was one or than one—I don’t even know exactly how many of them in the mansion GahI regret reading this book If it weren't for Dec I would have rated it 1 star Enough said Overall rating 45 Cher starsTriggersCheating view spoiler No hide spoiler


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