Under The Bayou Moon by Valerie Fraser Luesse
Published: August 3, 2021
Length: 352 pages
About the book:
Restless with the familiarity of her Alabama home, Ellie Fields accepts a teaching job in a tiny Louisiana town deep in bayou country. Though rightfully suspicious of outsiders, who have threatened both their language and their culture, most of the people in tiny Bernadette, Louisiana, come to appreciate the young and idealistic schoolteacher as a boon to the town. She’s soon teaching just about everyone–and coming up against opposition from both the school board and a politician with ulterior motives.
Acclimating to a whole new world, Ellie meets a lonely but intriguing Cajun fisherman named Raphe who introduces her to the legendary white alligator that haunts these waters. Raphe and Ellie have barely found their way to each other when a huge bounty is offered for the elusive gator, bringing about a shocking turn of events that will test their love and their will to right a terrible wrong.
A master of the Southern novel, Valerie Fraser Luesse invites you to enter the sultry swamps of Louisiana in a story that illuminates the struggle for the heart and soul of the bayou.
I absolutely loved this book! I’ve been feeling so burnt out lately and this book reminded me why I love reading so much! I was drawn into this book almost instantly. I immediately loved Ellie and Raphe! Heywood was definitely another favorite character! I loved the way they interacted with each other. I was also captivated by the Cajun storytelling. I really couldn’t put this book down! This is one of the best books that I’ve read this year! I highly recommend it!
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Excellent review! Sounds like one not to miss.
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