Wednesday, February 5, 2014
New Review: Jennifer Horsman’s WITH ONE LOOK – A Keeper of a Pirate Tale set in old New Orleans, and a Love Story with two very Extraordinary People!
From the first time he sees her, Victor knows he will not be having only a brief liaison with beautiful Jade Terese. But he had no idea he would find the seemingly innocent girl in a bordello being sold to the highest bidder.
There’s something for everyone in this captivating love story from old New Orleans: a noble but flawed hero who can’t seem to get around the fact the woman he loves is blind; a young woman who sees only good when she looks at life despite the terrible things it’s handed her; a cast of wonderful secondary characters, including a seer who seems to aid Victor at critical times; and lots of action, mystery and some mystical elements, as well. All very well done. Of course, since this is by Horsman, you know there’s a dog to love—two actually, “Hamlet,” and “Wolf Dog” (who is really a wolf).
I thought Horsman’s treatment of how the mind and body react to horrors too horrible to remember was nothing short of brilliant. She weaves a complex tale with many threads that will hold you captive.
This is definitely one for the keeper shelf and I highly recommend it.