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French Silk
French Silk
Author: Sandra Brown
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.
ISBN-13: 9780446516549
ISBN-10: 0446516546
Publication Date: 5/8/1992
Pages: 403
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3.7 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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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
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: 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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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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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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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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