Not being a fan of time travel romances I was very hesitant to read this book. This book is about a supermodel Selene who gets a voodoo curse put on her and she gets sent back to New Orleans 1845. A year where skinny women are not the norm and a woman's attractiveness is based on her breeding and manual labor abilities.
The historic background of the south in 1800's was infuriating but as I don't know many details of specific practices of the time I cannot say if they are historically accurate or not.
The main character decides to make James (the "hero") laugh and tells him tons of blonde jokes thoughout the book. I love a good joke and have laughed at blonde jokes in the past but in the 1800's these jokes wouldn't be funny at all so I couldn't really see the point. As a matter of fact I couldn't see the point in this book.
Sandra Hill has written several other books and I am glad I read one of her better ones before this. If this had been my first Hill book I might have never picked up another one again.
There is a sequel to this book about James' son Etienne. Another time travel book. Will I be reading it? Probably not.
Being a big 'Gone With the Wind' fan, myself, I enjoyed this humorous story of a modern fashion model's travel back through time to the pre-Civil War South!
Very funny! Great interaction between hero and heroine.
Funny stuff...this one is a very entertaining and charming tale of vodoo, the Old South, time travel, and side-splittingly hilarious aerobic exercise (the characters exercise, not the readers...although I suppose you could...but, I digress). You'll giggle and guffaw your way through this one, and if you're a fan of "Gone with the Wind" (or even if you're not)prepare for some serious GWTW references. I'm not a huge fan of time travel books, but this one may have just changed my mind!
I FIND THAT THIS AUTHOR BOOKS ARE TO BE HAD IN YOUR COLLECTION
Charmed by the Old Soulth, Selene couldn't get her fill of gumbo, crayfish, beignets, or an alarmingly handsome planter. Dark and brooding, ames Baptiste did not share Rhett Butler's cavalier spirit and his bayou plantation was no Tara. But Selen know the Creole was the only lover she gave a damn about, and she was not going without her food or her man ever again.
Set in the days of the Old South -- A supermodel from the '90s, a dark and brooding Creole, blonde jokes, Gone with the Wind references and so much food talk that it makes you hungry!
A light read with some funny scenes. Ending is rather abrupt, but otherwise sets up a premise for what can be considered it's follow-up "Desperado", also by Sandra Hill, and "Sweeter Savage Love" as the 3rd installment featuring Etienne Baptiste, James' son from "Frankly My Dear".
I liked this book enough to read the next two, you should do the same! :)