Sax Henry left home at seventeen to escape his father’s abuse, leaving his mother and younger sister, Shelby, to fend for themselves. Now, twenty-eight years later, both parents are dead, and guilt compels him to find his sister and make peace. His quest takes him to the south Louisiana town of Les Barbes where he hopes to find Adele Woodmore, the wealthy woman Shelby once worked for.
Les Barbes is in crisis as a number of people have collapsed and have been taken to the emergency room. Health officials determine that someone has put cyanide in the food bar and bottled water at Marcotte’s Market. Ten victims are expected to recover. Six others are dead. Sax wonders if he made a mistake coming here, but his fear of dying isn’t nearly as strong as his desire to find peace. Mrs. Woodmore turns out to be his most formidable obstacle. Or is she? Little does he know that he has a divine appointment awaiting him that will propel him toward the God he bitterly resents. A God who has also been in relentless pursuit—of him.
Based on Psalm 34:14, “Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it,” this final book in the series is rich with the Cajun flavors of south Louisiana and illustrates what it means to find true peace in an uncertain world.
Rich with the Cajun flavors of south Louisiana, this final book in the Secrets of Roux River Bayou Series is a story of what it means to find true peace in an uncertain world.
My Comments: I am taking a short break from reading Amish fiction and remembered I enjoyed reading books by Kathy Herman in the past, so I requested this e-book from NetGalley. I read this book out of sequence in the story, but it can definitely stand alone. Some of the plot was predictable, but there were also some unexpected twists making the book quite engaging. Zoe, one of the main characters, deals with some very real un”Christ-like” emotions throughout, making the story believable. Another character, Emily, frustrated the living daylights out of me with her altruistic behavior. Overall all, I enjoyed reading this book and recommend it for those who enjoy mystery, suspense, and a strong Christian message.
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