Book Reviews of French Silk

French Silk
French Silk
Author: Sandra Brown
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ISBN-13: 9781558006010
ISBN-10: 155800601X
Publication Date: 4/1992
Edition: Abridged
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Audio Literature
Book Type: Audio Cassette
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Helpful Score: 5
i really liked this book.i do not normally like romance books but this book had such an excellent plot that the romance hardly got in the way. extremely well conceived plot- i read alot of mysteries and this one kept me guessing til the end
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Helpful Score: 4
Set in New Orleans in the 1990s, this mystery/romance has it all -- an exciting venue, a mysterious murder, a controversy (corrupt televangelists), sex and romance. The heroine is compelling, and her love interest is passionate. I thought I knew 'who done it,' but a twist at the end surprised me! This is a fun read by one of the best authors of the contemporary mystery/romance genre.
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Helpful Score: 4
Claire Laurent was a women who embodied all of New Orleans sultry paradoxes:beauty mixed with a mysterious elusiveness, a vibrant zest for living shadowed by secrets and hidden passions.Yet she had fought hard to make her fabulous lingerie mail order business,French Silk,into a worldwide success. Now, the three deadly bullets that killed a tv evangelist could snatch everything away from her,even her life.
Was the killer Claire?? Destrict Attourny Robert Cassidy knew she was daming herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he felt powerful emotions drawing him into her world adn her very soul.But neither Cassidys love nor her protests of innocence could save Claire unless she revealed a shocking truth -a revelation of sins and shame she had vowed to take to the grave.
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Helpful Score: 2
Claire Laurent was a woman who embodied all of New Orleans' sultry paradoxes: beauty mixed with a mysterious elusiveness, a vibrant zest for living shadowed by secrets and hidden passions. Yet she had fought hard to make her fabulous lingerie mail order business, French Silk, into a worldwide success. Now the three deadly bullets that killed a TV evangelist could snatch everything away from her -- even her life.
Was the killer Claire? District Attorney Robert Cassidy knew she was damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he felt powerful emotions drawing him into her world and her very soul. But neither Cassidy's love nor her protests of innocence could save Claire unless she revealed a shocking truth -- a revelation of sins and shame she had vowed to take to the grave.
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Helpful Score: 2
Claire Laurent will fight hard to make her mail-order lingerie company, French Silk, a world-famous success. Brought up in New Orleans' French Quarter by her sweet but mentally distracted mother and an eccentric aunt, Claire is a Southern mix of gentility, iron will, fierce loyalties, and hidden fears. Then when a TV evangelist attacks French Silk's erotic-fantasy sleepwear as sinful and vows to ruin the company, she faces losing everything that matters to her, and naturally becomes the state's prime suspect of the preacher's grisly murder.
Entangled in the case is hard-driving D.A. Robert Cassidy, who is falling in love with Claire even as he is increasingly convinced of her guilt... Yasmine, the gorgeous model who puts French Silk in the spotlight while placing herself in a compromising position with a married man... Josh, the evangelist's bitter grownup son who has been getting even by sleeping with his daddy's young, pretty wife... and Ariel, his new stepmother herself, whose big blue eyes shed poignant tears for her dead husband even as she schemes to take over his TV ministry.

Drawn deeper and deeper into incriminating lies, Claire would become a desperate woman. In the grand old Fairmont Hotel, in the shady streets of the Quarter, and in a secluded rendezvous, she was keeping secrets and evading questions to which she dared not give answers. Cassidy was determined to discover why, and yet protect Claire in the process. But the chilling truth Claire worked so hard to hide and how far Cassidy would go to shield her are just two of the shockers in the startling climax of this edge-of-the-seat tale of love and suspense.
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Helpful Score: 2
Claire Laurent was a woman who embodied all of New Orlean's sultry paradoxes: beauty mixed with a mysterious elusiveness, a vibrant zest for living shadowed by secrets and hidden passions. Yet she had fought hard to make her fabulous lingerie mail order business, French Silk, into a worldwide success. Now, the three deadly bullets that killed a TV evangelist could snatch everything away from her, even her life.
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Helpful Score: 1
Televangelist Jackson Wilde targets the catalog of Claire Laurent's mail-order lingerie business, French Silk, as part of his anti-pornography campaign. When Wilde's body is discovered in a New Orleans hotel room, Laurent becomes the number-one suspect in a murder investigation that also involves her mentally distracted mother; her partner, the beautiful model Yasmine; Wilde's wife and son, both working members of his ministry; and a local senator with a shady private life. Sparks fly between Laurent and assistant district attorney Cassidy as the inquiry heats up along with the weather.
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Helpful Score: 1
Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty and the founder of French Silk, a succesful lingerie company. But a TV evangelist has attacked French Silk as sinful and vows to ruin the company. When the preacher is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. Now nothing can save Claire unless she reveals a shocking truth that she has sworn to take to the grave.
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Sandra Brown is so prolific that it is just difficult to critique her books. This one is worth the read.
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Claire Laurent was a woman who embodied all of New Orleans' sultry paradoxes; beauty mixed with a mysterious elusiveness, a vibrant zest for living shadowed by secrets and hidden passions. Yet she had fought hard to make her fabulous lingerie mail order business, French Silk, into a worldwide success. Now, the three deadly bullets that killed a TV evangelist could snatch everything away from her, even her life.
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As great as all of hers!

Synopsis (From B&N)
Claire Laurent is a vibrant beauty and the founder of French Silk, a succesful lingerie company. But a TV evangelist has attacked French Silk as sinful and vows to ruin the company. When the preacher is killed, Claire becomes the prime suspect. Now nothing can save Claire unless she reveals a shocking truth that she has sworn to take to the grave.

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In sultry New Orleans, Claire Laurent had fought hard to make her fabulous lingerie mail order business successful. But the murder of a TV evangelist could destroy her business and her life.

Publishers Weekly
Set in atmospheric New Orleans, Brown's ( Breath of Scandal ; Mirror Image ) latest highly entertaining novel again demonstrates her mastery of the romantic suspense genre. When evangelist Jackson Wilde is murdered in his hotel room, handsome, driven district attorney Robert Cassidy has a long list of suspects. At the top of it are Wilde's young wife, Ariel, and his son, Josh, who have been having an affair. But soon the main suspect is Claire Laurent, the owner of the lingerie company French Silk, whose sexy catalogue Wilde targeted in his campaign against pornography. Claire had a motive; she had collected and then hidden an extensive file of clippings on Wilde and she had attended his service the night he died. Cassidy has one problem with fingering her as the villain: he is falling in love with her. Claire, who battles childhood memories of life with her mentally unstable mother, protects herself by building emotional walls to keep him out. Other characters, including Claire's best friend and business partner, Yasmine, guard their own secrets, which may or may not be related to the murder. Despite occasionally stilted and didactic dialogue, the novel is adroitly plotted and sleekly paced, and has just the right mix of menace and sex to keep pages turning.
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This one started out pretty slow...3/4 of the way through it was moving along and was good.
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Once again, great book!!
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After recently re-reading this book, I felt the need to urge others to read it too. If you like a mystery that keeps you guessing, a love story that sizzles, a leading lady who is as smart as she is sexy, and a hero who defines the meaning of the word - then this is the novel for you. Claire and Cassidy leads a cast of well-crafted characters, that will keep you eager to turn the page and find out what comes next. Unfortunately for us readers,(as with all Sandra Brown's books) the endings come way to quickly, and you have to shift your imagination into overdrive to keep the story going in your mind past the final chapter. "FRENCH SILK" is a fantastic read. Set against the colorful and captivating backdrop of New Orleans, Ms. Brown weaves a tale of mystery, suspense and an unforgettable story of romance and family loyalty. Claire will stop at nothing to protect her fragile mother from an unforgiving world, her best friend from the perils of loving a married man, and the company she founded from the ravings of a religious fanatic. Cassidy is her perfect match. He is looking to solve the case of the decade, and trap a cold-blooded killer - even it it means investigating the woman he could'nt help loving. Don't let this one slip by you ! Pick it up today and enjoy ! And if you've already read it,is'nt it about time you had the pleasure again ?
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Good mystery, murder, who dunnit, and until the end it was not apparent who the murderer was. All indications had you hoping a great sacrafice did not have to be made to protect an innocent, and then the culprit was disclosed. Very enjoyable read.
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UNDERNEATH THE INNOCENCE LAY DESIRE...SECRETS...MYSTERY AND THE SENSUOUS TEMPTATIONS OF FRENCH SILK

Claire Laurent was a woman who embodied all of New Orleans' sultry paradoxes: beauty mixed with a mysterious elusiveness, a vibrant zest for living shadowed by secrets and hidden passions. Yet she had fought hard to make her fabulous lingerie mail order business, French Silk, into a worldwide success. Now, the three deadly bullets that killed a TV evangelist could snatch everything away from her, even her life.

Was the killer Claire? District Attorney Robert Cassidy knew she was damning herself with lie after lie about the murder, even as he felt powerful emotions drawing him into her world and her very soul. But neither Cassidy's love nor her protests of innocence could save Claire unless she revealed a shocking truth-a revelation of sins and shame she had vowed to take to the grave.
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So like real life. The anointed call out the heathens while they have secret lives of their own.
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If you like a mystery that keeps you guessing, a love story that sizzles, a leading lady who is as smart as she is sexy, and a hero who defines the meaning of the word - then this is the novel for you. Claire and Cassidy leads a cast of well-crafted characters, that will keep you eager to turn the page and find out what comes next. Unfortunately for us readers,(as with all Sandra Brown's books) the endings come way to quickly, and you have to shift your imagination into overdrive to keep the story going in your mind past the final chapter. "FRENCH SILK" is a fantastic read. Set against the colorful and captivating backdrop of New Orleans, Ms. Brown weaves a tale of mystery, suspense and an unforgettable story of romance and family loyalty. Claire will stop at nothing to protect her fragile mother from an unforgiving world, her best friend from the perils of loving a married man, and the company she founded from the ravings of a religious fanatic. Cassidy is her perfect match. He is looking to solve the case of the decade, and trap a cold-blooded killer - even it it means investigating the woman he could'nt help loving. Don't let this one slip by you ! Pick it up today and enjoy ! And if you've already read it,is'nt it about time you had the pleasure again ?
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this is a very good book to listen to i hated getting to my destination in the car because i had to stop listening to the story it kept me very interested as Sanda Brown always does.
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This is an excellent thriller/romance by Sandra Brown. It kept me guessing throughout the whole book.
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This book is about a women who owns a lingerie company. She finds herself the main suspect in the murder of a televangelist who has tried to shut down her company from the pulpit. Of course, the Assistant D.A. who is trying to find the murderer falls for the main suspect, the beautiful Claire. There is sexual tension throughout the book as Mr.Cassidy tries to prove that Claire didn't kill the evangelist, but all the clues point to her. A good book from Sandra Brown.
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Great mystery and romance story. Did not know where this one was headed. Enjoyed it much but I enjoy most of Sandra Browns books. Very good read...
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execellent read.
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New Orleans businesswoman Claire Laurent has made a name for herself and her company, French Silk. But Televangelist Jackson Wilde is attacking French Silk, saying the erotic sleepwear and catalog are sinful. When Wilde is murdered, Claire becomes the prime suspect. Assistant District Attorney Robert Cassidy is drawn to Claire, even though he can prove everything she tells him is a lie. He can't save Claire unless he reveals the secret she has been keeping her whole life.

This book is hard to put down. It's good suspense with interesting characters including Jackson Wilde's trophy wife, Ariel; his son, Jason, and beautiful French Silk model, Yasmine. The only problem I had with the story was Claire continually making up lies and thinking no one will see right through them. My rating: 4.5 Stars.
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This is a good book from Sandra Brown, a bit of mystery and romance.
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Any Sandra Brown suspense is worth picking up and reading and this one hold true to form.
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Intruige and suspicion make this book an excellent piece of work. I enjoyed every minute and loved the bit of romance tossed in for good measure.
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I Love Sandra brown, and this is one of her best.
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I LOVED LOVED LOVED this book! Fabulous - couldn't put it down!!!
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Classic
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This is Sandra Brown's flagship book. Claire runs a New Orleans lingerie business. A TV evangelist publically calls Claire a sinner. When the evangelist is shot--and his real identity is exposed--Claire is the prime suspect in his murder.
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great book .I loved it
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Good Read
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Solid Sandra Brown.
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Just an FYI this is a reprint and is available in earlier formats for those of you on the wishing list.