Emille Richards writes what I call "a Woman's Book", but I was surprised and extremely pleased with this excellent story which is well written with an intricate plot, a page turner in the true tense. Its a fascinating tale of the tangled race relations and complex history of Louisiana. And although its a romance novel, it is not porny.
Iron Lace is one of the first Emilie Richards books that I have read. Wow! I loved it. Great story line that keeps you right with the story. I could picture the characters and scenery vividly in my mind. The civil rights line of the story was right on and the story was smoothly written. Very interesting book and cast of characters.
"A fascinating tale of the tangled race relations and complex history of Louisiana...this is a page-turner." New Orleans Times-Picayune
I read this book in one day a very good book and lots of history....
I absolutely LOVED this book! However, be aware that there is a second book. I didn't know that when I picked the book up at a book sale, so I was kind of disappointed when I finished and didn't have the second book. The second book is called Rising Tides, so if you are a fast reader (like myself) you might want to have the second one on hand.
Iron Lace is a break-your-heart love story
This is a gripping story. Being from Louisiana, I loved the setting and the descriptions of the time period. A page turner!
Very intriguing book to read! It draws the reader into the plot really well. If you haven't read Emilie Richards books before, this one is a really good one to start with! :-)
An elderly white woman wants to tell her story to a black journalist in New Orleans during the civil rights era. Very good book, hard to put down.
Loved this book - can't wait to read Rising Tides
Wow....I loved this book. It is over 400 pages and it held my interest all the way through. I was really surprised that this book didn't have more ratings. It is wonderful. I am now reading the 2nd Book, Rising Tides, which is also over 400 pages. I am half way through and LOVING IT.
This book is not my usual type of book to read, but I really liked it.
Breathtaking. A real page turner.
Aurore Gerritsen wishes to set the family record straight about her 77 year history despite the fact that it is likely to shock and dismay many of her family members. The secrets she has lived and kept close for much of her life promise to shock and possibly divide her influential New Orleans family and society in general. The author has mirrored racial attitudes and prejudices that are often painful to read about as well as descriptions of spousal abuse. The book has many twists and turns and when it is finished the reader will want to immediately go to the sequel Rising Tides to get "the rest of the story." As with every Emilie Richards book I have read, I found this one well written, well plotted and never predictable. She always tells a great story.
Aurore Gerritsen watched her lover kill her father. It was just one act of violence in a dramatic chain of events. Aurore seeks out Phillip Benedict to disclose her story. He's intrigued, but wonders why the matriarch of a prominent white family would choose to confess her sins to an outspoken black journalist. Finally Phillip agrees. But nothing prepares him for the far-reaching impact of Aurore's shocking revelations.
Great book! Very beautifully written with a complex and interesting story of love, hate, and redemption. Couldn't stop reading it.
One of my favorite books! A real page turner that you won't want to put down.