by Jackie Weger
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A classic romance for the ages, Count the Roses is an unforgettable love story with characters and events that will linger in your mind long after you’ve read the book.
“I can go on and on about it…but this book is an entertainer through and through, I absolutely loved reading Count The Roses.” ~njkinny
Betrayed and jilted, Jennifer Dewitt finds solace in a new job and new city. Men and marriage are not on her radar. Adrien Merrill’s divorce leaves him bitter and jaded. In Cajun custom, pride rules. Yet Adrien aches for a woman to fill his days with laughter, his nights with passion, and his house with children. He sets his sights on Jennifer and runs right into stubborn, mouthy and independent. He soon discovers the line between pride and love is as whisper thin as a fine silk thread.
“The author’s descriptions of the bayou and New Orleans are fantastic. I loved the characters–all of them. They felt real, like people I would like to know. I became involved in their circumstances, in the tragedies of their pasts. This really is an unforgettable story.” ~DJ Faz.
“The setting and the people in the book are very realistic. Cajuns are very prideful people and very grounded in tradition and past and carrying these on to future generations. The author did a good job relating this in the story. Great read if you love to read about New Orleans and want a great love story.” ~ s. juarez
The Cafe du Monde is the best place to be in New Orleans when it rains. Here’s why…the damp air brings out of the rafters the smell of old New Orleans–exotic spices from China, India and Madagascar. The sweet fragrance of fresh-cut sugarcane and the musty aroma of dirt and mud that colors Old Man River. You are there with Napoleon’s soldiers, the French casket girls as they walk hand-in-hand from the Cathedral to the convent. Horses snort, free people of color and Acadians move in and out of shops with the utmost grace. You can hear the singsong of a dozen languages and dialects, German, Spanish, Creole, French, English and Italian and the West African.
Shoot. Sometimes I wish I wrote historicals instead of contemporary romance. Reminding you though, for all of the excitement in the city, real living and loving happens in bayou country. That’s where you’ll find Jennifer DeWitt and Adrien Merrill. I hope you enjoy meeting them.
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