It’s THE NOTEBOOK meets GHOST in this timeless tale of a once-in-a-lifetime love…
The complete heart-stopping literary romance in three volumes.
Is it really possible to know your soulmate at sixteen? If you were sixteen in 1966, it would be impossible to foresee the next score of years: sex, drugs, and rock ‘n roll, the Vietnam War, tragedy … parenthood. From that first Labor Day in sultry Bayou Bois Sec when the boy who worked at the marina wrote their fates on a receipt: I'M GOING TO MARRY YOU, 16-year-old Michelle and Adrien’s lives will never be the same—and will be the richer, the more passionate, the more fully lived for it.
This isn't your typical romance, but it could be the romance! The one you've been waiting for, that takes you for a wild ride on both sides of the veil. Yes! A romance that transcends death.
And along with big, heartstopping, meant-to-be romance, there's a little something of everything else that pleases: the New Orleans music scene, paranormal and metaphysical elements, vibrant period drama, even a taste of action-adventure on the bayou. M.A. Harper’s compelling prose is both lyrical and piercing, each beautifully written novel rich in in-depth characterization and atmospheric setting.
THE GIRL WHO DANCED AT THE COME ON INN - Book One
Michelle is the only daughter of a wealthy Texas oil tycoon. Adrien Paul (A.P.) is a poor Cajun boy who helps his family get by working at a Bayou Bois Sec bait shop and playing guitar in local haunts several nights a week. They couldn’t come from more different worlds, but it doesn’t matter. Because The Girl Who … begins with every girl’s (and every woman’s) ultimate romantic fantasy—meeting the man of your dreams and realizing it, in one head-spinning moment, when both white-hot passion and everlasting love are ignited in a millisecond. Equally in both of you.
From their first spin around the dance floor at the Come On Inn, when A.P. sings close to Michelle’s ear “Mickey, you caught my eye / And that’s the reason why / You gotta / Help me, Mickey / Help me get her out of my heart…” to the family drama and sheer tragedy that separates them, theirs is much more than the story of a couple of love-stricken teenagers. It’s the real thing.
FIRE ON THE BAYOU - Book Two
Cajun musician A.P. (Adrien) Savoie gets a second chance when the love of his life, his ex-wife Michelle, shows up in New Orleans unexpectedly, mostly to give him hell. It’s not long before Michelle once again falls under the dazzling spell of New Orleans and its music, and gradually, just a little bit at a time…the charismatic Adrien himself. Can they make a new beginning?
We're not going to lie: this is no formula romance. But it's such a good love story it'll give you goose bumps.
LOVE AFTER DEATH - Book Three
The scene’s shifted dramatically—now it's a triangle, but not the usual kind. Award-winning chef Phil Randazzo, and his anthropologist wife, Michelle, are as happy as any newlyweds with five kids and a ton of history. But something’s eerily amiss.
Michelle’s younger child has an imaginary playmate, “Casper”, who seems responsible for all sorts of unexplained mischief. And nothing explains that dude Phil saw upstairs who looked exactly like Michelle’s dead husband, Cajun musician A.P. Savoie.
Definitely not your average paranormal romance. This is a funny, warm, feel-good tale with enough literary heft and humor to stick to the ribs.
Who will like it: Fans of Nicholas Sparks, especially The Notebook, John Green’s The Fault in our Stars, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, the timeless movie Ghost; Alice Hoffman fans will love this series!