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St. Charles at Dusk: A Crimson & Clover Lagniappe Paperback – September 28, 2011
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"Her (Cradit's) talent for creating atmosphere rivals Daphne du Maurier. This is modern Gothic with fierce smarts. Can't say it enough. I loved this book."- Christopher Rice, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Heavens Rise
"It takes a great writer like Cradit to weave the threads of so many characters into an enjoyable story. I have no doubt that the name Cradit will one day be associated with the echelon of gothic fiction writers, namely Radcliffe, Blackwood, and Rice."- Becket, Bestselling Author and Assistant to Anne Rice
St. Charles at Dusk was a 2014 ABNA Quarter Finalist
About the Author
Sarah M. Cradit is the author of the Paranormal Southern Gothic family saga, The House of Crimson & Clover. You can learn more about Sarah, and her series, at sarahmcradit.com
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Personally, I try to visit New Orleans about once a year. But I have not had a chance to do that this year. I miss the city greatly. Reading Sarah's novel brought me back to my old stomping grounds instantly. It was an entirely accurate portrayal of New Orleans' atmosphere; I could feel smell all those familiar scents, hear those mockingbirds, feel the rain on my skin. It was good to be back!
The narrative is stylized with a Dickensian finesse reminiscent in Great Expectations. Cradit finely weaves together a tale of romance between her two heroes, Oz and Adrienne. Oz was an entirely sympathetic character; I could completely relate to his yearning for Adrienne. She, on the other hand, is a character brimming with the delicious irony of a love-interest riddled with internal struggles; I could relate with her very well also. Theirs is a wonderful coming of age story about the journey of self-discovery in the people we live with and love.
Skillfully crafted, ST. CHARLES AT DUSK is a novel I highly recommend. It's wonderful storytelling.
She was the least attractive of the Deschanels. She wasn't ugly, but never really caught Oz's eye, until one day...she had become a young lady and he an older man. Talk about taboo! But when they did get together, the love was like nothing hollywood could even write. But just like real life, their love was not meant to be, and faced many challenges to stay together.
Take a journey through the streets of New Orleans and follow the hearts of two lovers as their lives get torn apart. I dare you not to cry, laugh, and feel like cheering as you read this incredible love story. But the story does not end here. Oh no! There are many more books to follow. The best part of this one, it is a prequel to one of the coolest, most exciting, non-stop mystery with The House of Crimson and Clover series. You will get lost in the power, the ancients, and the Empyreans. But don't take my word for it! Go read them!
This book can be read as a stand alone book; it is quite satisfying and there is not a huge cliff-hanger at the end. There is reference to the special gifts that some of the Deschanel family have, but overall, there is nothing paranormal or mystical in this book. I previously read In The Storm and The Darkness, and I had anticipated that this book would illuminate some of Storm and Darkness' mystical aspects. I did not get that out of the book--probably a problem with reading books out of order and preconceived notions on this reader's part.
The main characters in the story are well developed, however, I would have appreciated more exploration of Adrienne's brother, Nicholas, and parents, Charles and Cordelia. The book was fast paced, and the toggling between time periods was interesting (and not hard to follow). I liked how the author used characters reminiscing to give the reader more background information.
I did find some of the characters and their behavior disconcerting. I can understand Angelique's behavior (no details as that would spoil the read), but I do not understand the complicity of her children. At times Adrienne's behavior didn't make sense to me, however that did add to her character being perceived as confused, torn, naive and greatly impacted by her accident and amnesia.
All in all, I truly enjoyed this book. It was not what I anticipated, but it was good. With this reading, I'm motivated to re-read In the Storm and The Darkness and then continue with the rest of the Crimson and Clover series.
***Review has been done in conjunction with Nerd Girl Official.