Monday, March 28, 2011

False Pretenses by Kathy Herman

imageFalse Pretenses: A Novel (Secrets of Roux River Bayou)False Pretenses: A Novel by Kathy Herman
My rating: 3 of 5 stars


Intrigue, suspense, twisting plots, and just a dash of romance for good measure make this a fun beach read book. I enjoy Kathy's fiction writing that makes the character real and deeper than the written page. And it is fun to read about an entirely different area and group of people with still the hint of old friends from past books. In the end, this book is wrapped up with a bow of grace and you can close the book feeling settled and encouraged. However, I only give this book 3 stars because while it's all good, it's not great. The writing is enjoyable, but the spiritual message is weak. It makes a great relaxing read for when you just want to "chill" and not have to work physically or mentally. If you are looking for a good summer vacation read, and enjoy moments of suspense, this is for you.


Zoe Broussard loves the life she and her husband Pierce have built in her beloved Louisiana hometown—especially their popular brasserie Zoe B’s, to which folks drive all the way from Lafayette for lunch or dinner. It seems like heaven.
But it’s about to become hell. A series of anonymous notes is making her life a misery—because Zoe has a secret so terrible it could leave the business in shambles and tear her marriage apart. Can she find the courage to face her past?
The first in a new series from Kathy Herman, False Pretenses is a gripping suspense novel that leaves a lasting impression about honesty and accountability.

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This book was provided for review courtesy of Christian Fiction Blog Alliance but the opinion expressed is purely my own and was in no way influenced by the publisher or any other person.

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