Love and Smoke

Love and Smoke Riva Staulet poised and elegant is at the pinnacle of New Orleans society But she was once Rebecca Benson an innocent country girl When a crass young lawyer came to her small town she failed to re

  • Title: Love and Smoke
  • Author: Jennifer Blake
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 300
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • Riva Staulet, poised and elegant, is at the pinnacle of New Orleans society But she was once Rebecca Benson, an innocent country girl When a crass young lawyer came to her small town, she failed to recognize his predatory nature until she became a victim of it Left pregnant and alone in a sleazy back section of the New Orleans French Quarter, Riva took a job as a tabletRiva Staulet, poised and elegant, is at the pinnacle of New Orleans society But she was once Rebecca Benson, an innocent country girl When a crass young lawyer came to her small town, she failed to recognize his predatory nature until she became a victim of it Left pregnant and alone in a sleazy back section of the New Orleans French Quarter, Riva took a job as a tabletop dancer to survive There she attracted the attention of Cosmo Staulet, head of one of Louisiana s most distinguished and wealthy families, owner of famous Bonne Vie plantation An older man of rare insight, Cosmo married Rebecca then molded her into Riva, an elegant Southern lady who danced only for him Now Cosmo is dead Riva presides over Bonne Vie and the fortune that should have been the birthright of Cosmo s son from a previous marriage a son disowned for loving her The lawyer who betrayed Riva years ago is making a run for the governor s mansion And the lawyer s son is dating her daughter Riva must end the relationship between the young couple, even if it means allowing a criminal to take office The would be governor, arrogant and demanding in his power, refuses to cooperate But Riva is no longer a powerless young girl She is a woman of inner strength and principle who will sacrifice everything to right a wrong wealth, position, respectability even her last chance for a once forbidden love.

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    About “Jennifer Blake”

    1. Jennifer Blake

      A pseudonym used by Patricia Maxwell.Jennifer Blake has been called a pioneer of the romance genre , and an icon of the romance industry A New York Times and international best selling author since 1977, she is a charter member of Romance Writers of America, member of the RWA Hall of Fame, and recipient of the RWA Lifetime Achievement Rita She holds numerous other honors, including two Maggies , two Holt Medallions, multiple Reviewer s Choice Awards, the Career Achievement Award from Romantic Times BookReviews Magazine, and the Frank Waters Award for literary excellence She has written over 60 books with translations in 20 languages and than 30 million copies in print worldwide Jennifer and her husband reside in a lakeside Caribbean style retreat in North Louisiana where they often entertain family and friends Always a gardener, she spends much of her time encouraging her garden to bloom with her favorite daylilies and antique roses She also enjoys walking her two dogs, Buffy and Lucky, and indulging in needlework, painting, and travel.

    686 thoughts on “Love and Smoke”

    1. TerrificShe was the youngest sister that at 15 did a lot of growing up. She lost her dad at 10, her big sister at 15 and a sick mom. But the worst was the man who married her, got heart pregnant, left her in New Orleans to fends for herself. She did things to survive but met a wonderful man who she married. He died and she has to face all of her past and age the man who wronged her.


    2. A quite good plot, what should have been sympathetic characters - and still, this story dragged for me, I actually found it mostly boring, and the protagonists - despite what they went through and how it reflected on their current actions - came over as bland and boring as the rest.I am sure it is just me not getting into this story, or the eras and areas it covered, but I did not enjoy it. Not even in the end for the big showdown. It was like actors playing a role - badly.


    3. FANTASTIC BOOKThis is an FANTASTIC Book. This is a MUST READ. This book is a Page Turner. This Book will make you cry, but a couple of parts will make you laugh. Will read more of her books. You WILL NOT WANT To PUT THIS BOOK DOWN.


    4. Jennifer Blake, PB-B @ 1989, 3/94. A novel about a woman whose first love, a cruel young man, is now running for governor of Louisiana, and her knowledge of his true character would keep him from realizing his dreams. Okay.







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