This book is so good, it is definitely a keeper. I really liked the hero in this one, and the story is a page turner.
Ellie and Blue have been internet writting buddies for a year. Ellie is a biographer, interested in Mabel Beauvais, a blues singer of the fifties/sixties who walked away from her fame. Blue, Dr. Reynard with a PhD in Botany, offers the cottage on his property as a center for Ellie's investigation into Mabel's life. Blue lives in Mabel's home town which offers a treasure trove of information as to who this wonderful blues singer was and what might have happened to her. Ellie (real name Velvet Sunset) is on a parallel quest, to find her unknown father. Yet this summer will give her the chance to discover more about herself than about Mabel or the missing man who fathered her. For Blue, meeting Ellie breaks down walls of protection errected around his life;One filled with loss of his parents, early and his wife five years ago. Driven by the relationship building between these finely carved characters, Ruth Wind has fashioned a deep, pulsating love story. With the background of sultery southern nights, a forest of orchids, the warmth of great blues music and emerging passion between two great romance characters, this book is a must read for everyone. If you love character driven story lines, self discovery, and deep devotion this is your kind of story. Great tale of love, lost, found and held on to. DON'T MISS THIS ONE!
Wonderful story about a writer who comes to her hometown to find material on a blues singer who disappeared years before and finds more than she bargained for.