Why this book?
Midnight Bayou begins with a historical timeline and centres on the reincarnation theme which has always fascinated me. In the story the leading character, Declan Fitzgerald, feels an unexplainable but strong pull towards a dilapidated bayou mansion in New Orleans so much so that he ends up buying the old house. He quits a career he found unfulfilling and leaves his posh life in Boston to restore the old manor to its former glory with sheer devotion. Life at the manor gets creepy though with Declan getting weird dreams, sleepwalking, seeing visions, and hearing voices to name a few. An enthralling paranormal romance by prolific author, Nora Roberts, told in a dual timeline while steeped in an exciting mix of mystery, murder, romance, family secrets, and paranormal visitations.
Why should I read it?
What is this book about?
Ever since Declan Fitzgerald saw dilapidated Manet Hall, on the outskirts of New Orleans, he's been enchanted - and obsessed - by it. Determined to restore the rooms to their former splendour, Declan begins the daunting renovation. But spending his days in total isolation in the empty house is taking its toll. Local legend has it that the house is haunted, and Declan starts seeing visions of terrible grief and horror from long ago. With every day that passes, the house tightens its hold.
So when he meets the alluring Angelina Simone, he's glad of the distraction. But Angelina has…