by Heather Osborne
Date: May 16th 2016
From The Book Junkie Reads . . . Bitter Bonds . . .
Quick read with fun, historical aspects during pre-Civil War southern US. There are hints of voodoo, black magic, southern secrets, mean spirited sister, enchantment, attraction, love.
Adrienne was everything her sister was not. She was everything and more that Henri could have every dreamed of but it was her older sister that he finds himself betrothed to. That was a bit of a bone to pick for me. Sister rivalry can be sticky. This was handle with just the right amount of contention.
The written drew me in. The characters kept me enchanted and enthralled. I was fascinated to be in pre-Civil War Louisiana. The mix of supernatural, historical fiction, and romance was delightful.
**This ARC was provided via Historical Fiction Virtual Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.**
Brutally torn between duty and his heart, Henri Du Cormier never expected to be completely enraptured with Adrienne Beaumont, the sister of his betrothed. As the new owner of St. Esprit, Henri knows he must work his way into a tight-knit society, and spurning his fiancée will do the complete opposite. However, there are hidden secrets, black magic, and voodoo entwined like poisonous vines into the Louisiana plantation. Will Henri end up cursing himself in life and love?
Adrienne Beaumont is anything but ordinary in a world of demure, Southern belles. Desiring little more than to be rid of a vengeful older sister, she finds herself inexplicably drawn to the mysterious Henri Du Cormier. As their lives grow increasingly entangled, will Adrienne give in to the burgeoning attraction, or will fate play another card?