Thursday, May 30, 2013

Acadian Waltz by Alexandrea Weis

Title: Acadian Waltz
Author: Alexandrea Weis

World Castle Publishing

Published Date: January 2, 2013

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At thirty, Nora Kehoe is feeling pressured to settle down. On a blind date, Nora unexpectedly ends up in the emergency room where she meets Dr. John Blessing. She hopes the pragmatic Dr. Blessing can make her life complete. Then, a passionate encounter with a childhood friend changes everything.

The charismatic Jean Marc Gaspard manages the family business, Gaspard Fisheries. But rumors abound that Jean Marc is running more than seafood through the waters around Manchac Louisiana. When a family crisis sends Nora to Manchac, she is thrown headlong into the dangerous world of smugglers and swindlers. And as Jean Marc tries to protect Nora from his past, he realizes he may lose her because of it.

The dark bayou waters run deep with secrets in Louisiana, and every Cajun knows how to dance the fine line between the right and wrong side of the law. But for strangers, learning the steps to staying alive in the swamps can be tricky. Life, and love, will be dependent on how well one can master the … Acadian Waltz
My Thoughts:
Acadian Waltz, by Alexandrea Weis, is a romance novel set in and around current New Orleans.  Acadian Waltz is the second book of Alexandrea Weis' that I have read and reviewed.  The first novel of her's that I read was Diary of A One Night Stand (my review can be found at  I really enjoyed Diary of A One Night Stand and was excited to read another novel from Weis.  Acadian Waltz did not disappoint! 

Acadian Waltz centers around Nora, a happy and successful Physical Therapist in Louisiana.  While her life is full, at the pressuring of her affluent mother Nora finds herself on one blind date after another to catch 'the one.'  When it seems next to impossible to find a suitable husband, fate brings Nora together with Dr. John Blessing.  Nora has seemingly found the picture perfect man and her mother couldn't be happier.  

After a short courtship, Nora finds herself engaged to John and starts to realize that marriage is supposed to be more than a business arrangement.  While John is perfect marriage material, Nora uneasily realizes that they are missing the 'spark' to keep the relationship exciting.  To her bewilderment, Nora happens to stumble upon the so called 'spark' with Jean Marc, her uncle's boss and her long time rival.  Will Nora settle for the good Doctor or throw everything away to be with the dangerous Jean Marc?

My favorite character in Acadian Waltz is easily Nora's Uncle Jack.  A lifelong shrimper and fisherman, Jack is the total opposite of his snooty sister Claire (Nora's mother).  Jack is down to earth, hard working, tells it like it is, and often drinks too much.  He also acted as a second father to Nora when her own dad passed away when she was a child.  As soon as Jack meets Dr. John Blessing he makes his opinion known to Nora.  He sees right away that the passion is missing and is worried for his niece.  In addition, Jack plays a vital role in reuniting Nora and Jean Marc after he has an accident which throws the two rivals together.

Weis' Acadian Waltz is a captivating read which I finished in one sitting.  From the get go I found myself pulling for the mysterious Jean Marc and disliking the boring and bossy Doctor John Blessing.  I also enjoyed how the culture of New Orleans played a huge role in Weis' novel.  There are many twists and turns in Acadian Waltz, and the ending surprised me very muchIf you are looking for an interesting summer read, Acadian Waltz by Alexandrea Weis is for you!     

Alexandrea Weis

The author has provided me with a complimentary copy of her book, Acadian Waltz, for the purpose of review.

1 comment:

  1. impressive thoughts on Acadian Waltz, I've heard lots of good things about this novel! Must add it!!