WHEN LULU WAS HOT: A Cajun Series Prequel Novella by Sandra Hill
Publication Date: December 11, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Romance
TANTE LULU HAS A PAST: No one knows how old Louise Rivard, the notorious Cajun folk healer/matchmaker, really is. Nor do they know what happened to make her the way she is today, bless her bleeding heart. How did she get the name of Tante or Aunt, when she’s no aunt to any of the LeDeux clan? And what is this secret she’s hidden for more than fifty years? Only one thing’s for certain—she has a finger in every bayou pot.
PHILLIPE PRUDHOMME WAS A NAVY SEAL, before they even had a name for the webfoot warriors of World War II. One look at pin-up worthy Louise Rivard in the New Orleans USO, and he is a goner, struck for a loop by the legendary Prudhomme Whammy. He loves his Cajun girl with a passion only a Cajun man can understand. When this damn war is over, he and Louise will settle on the bayou, where he will be a family doctor and Louise will practice the folk healing skills passed down through the women of her family. Or is it a hopeless dream?
I’ve gotten a kick out of Tante Lulu throughout this series, and was so pleased to read HER story. For fans of the Cajun Series, you know how this one ends, but it’s so worth it. Sad, heartwarming and funny, all wrapped up in a nice little package. Now I can’t wait to see how “the reveal” works out in the books to come.
My life and my books are a celebration of new beginnings. Although I am a livelong writer–I’m the oddball who liked writing essays in school–it wasn’t until the early 1990s that my writing interest turned to novels. It was a new beginning for me…a totally different career path from the journalism I had been practicing. More than twenty novels later, I am still in love with writing…and with new beginnings.
No wonder all of my books deals with new beginnings in some way or another. In fact, my first novel, The Reluctant Viking, first published in 1994, was about a woman on the brink of divorce looking for a chance to start all over. A new beginning for poor Ruby Jordan. Fast forward more than ten years and you will find there is a theme of new beginnings in all my books. Doesn’t matter if it’s divorce, death, despair, time travel, loneliness, boredom or plain old dissatisfaction, readers want to know that there is a chance for…yep, new beginnings.
One of the greatest gifts we have in this world is to find work we love, which is appreciated by others. I have been especially blessed in that regard.