The ghosts of Lucien and Abigail and their tragic past haunts This book was published back in 2001 but still feels current. He ends the engagement, calls off the wedding and moves to dilapidated Louisiana mansion, Manet Hall. But dig beneath the surface and it is just a grown up, sexy ghost story. On top of that he keeps having dreams of things that happened in the house which he figures out when he sees pictures of the original family. Apparently she gave her virginity a long time ago to Declan's best friend. Ainda por cima, apesar de achar interessante a ideia das reencarnações, achei o desenvolvimento desta parte demasiado confuso e um pouco inconsequente. But it is Lauren Stamile who steals the movie because she looks stunning from start to finish as she oozes sex appeal in pretty much every scene.
I'm kinda worn out on people fighting their feelings and what's good for them. As Lena and Declan experience the ghosts, Lena comes to the realization that Declan is seeing and acting like Abigail, a murdered woman, and Lena's grandmother several times great. Declan Fitzgerald is drawn to the dilapidated Manet Manor in New Orleans - so much so that he buys the house, uproots his posh life in Boston, and dedicates himself to the restoration of the old home. It always feels like revisiting old friends. I used some images from the movie for my review. I understand there is a movie based on this book and I will certainly be looking fo I really enjoy books about old houses with secrets and ghosts.
He can't explain why but he feels a very strong pull towards this house and he even knows how some rooms look inside the house before he even sees them. For example, one of the five was the class clown and loved to play jokes on the teachers. And I suppose beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Told in parallel to the main action is the story of a poor Cajun girl who married into the wealthy family who were mansion's original owners, and was raped, murdered, and dumped in the bayou for her trouble. It's a perfectly legitimate description, but in my mind it somehow just feels grating. I don't want to give any spoilers in this review but Nora threads the glimpses from the Past into this book periodically for the reader to understand what was going on between Lucian and Abigail.
All he knew was that ever since he first saw 1 New York Times bestselling author Nora Roberts presents a novel set deep in the bayou of Louisiana—where the only witness to a long-ago tragedy is a once-grand house… Declan Fitzgerald had always been the family maverick, but even he couldn't understand his impulse to buy a dilapidated mansion on the outskirts of New Orleans. Does that make it any good? Having recently broken it off with his fiancé, he decides to ditch his law career and purchase Manet Hall, an old plantation home near New Orleans. Houve uma altura no meu percurso como leitora em que li imensos livros da Nora Roberts, porque era aquilo que me apetecia ler e me dava algumas das coisas que então procurava nos livros. They are all very good friends and the guy is getting ready to marry the love of his life. For all the talk about how much of a straight-shooter she is, she relies on the head games with Declan a little too often. I very thoroughly enjoyed the characters of Lina and her Grandmother Odette, the supernatural twist, although fairly predictable, was still intense to watch - and of course the Louisiana Bayou backdrop.
Lina is independent but soon swoons when Declan is near and begins to help him unravel the secrets of the mansion. Even when she pushes back hard, he knows she is his and he just bulldozes right over her pushing. Near the turn of the century, Abigail, a young Cajun servant, married Lucian Manet, heir to the estate. Declan is also distracted by an undeniable attraction to Cajun local, Lena Simone. Some eight years later and now having a very successful law practice in Boston Declan was now able to buy his dream house feeling that he had some strange and unearthly connection to it.
He feels a real connection to her and the house. Other than those problems, it was a fairly decent adaptation. Lena was raised on the bayou by her grandmother Odette, and has her own deep connection with the manor. Lena herself represents Abigail's husband, Lucian. Aunque llega un momento, cuando interactúa con Effie, que es como Awwww-porque-estos-dos-no-terminaron-juntos? As stated earlier, each of the puzzles made sense to the character but required teamwork and some critical thinking on solving them.
He is having weird dreams, sleepwalking and waking up in rooms he didn't want to be in, seeing visions, hearing voices, feeling strong feelings, knowing things he possibly can't know. Meanwhile the two of them are having dreams of people who lived in the mansion years earlier and their tragic deaths. The film revolves around Harvard-educated lawyer Declan Fitzpatrick, who impulsively gives up his settled life to buy Manet Hall, a newly restored plantation manor near New Orleans, which he has always been drawn to. This is one of the few rooms where my peers and I stayed after playing to discuss our experience. Boring… The romance between Declan and Lena had me frustrated. Declan romances her and won't take no for an answer, and Lena slowly comes to understand that she doesn't need to hide her heart from him. As it was, there were some spooky moments, a total mind-fuck moment, and that's really it.
I do agree with another reviewer that stated that there are some loose ends that aren't wrapped up to my satisfaction, but I leave that for the individual reader to find and decide on his or her own. Midnight on the Bayou instead set up puzzles that are unique to each of the characters whose unfulfilled wishes. I've read one or two romance novels before, and the basic problems I have with the genre remain, so let me get them out of the way: 1 Perfect people are not interesting characters. Determined to restore Manet Hall to its former splendor, Declan begins the daunting renovation room by room, relying on his own labor and skills. Whilst Declan is infatuated by the attractive Lena he also has to contend with strange visions which take him into the past of the mansion where he learns of affairs and murders which relate to the present.
Hauntings seem to increase as the renovations progress, and emotions between Declan and Lena hit an all-time high. The film is a cut above most of the Lifetime network productions and recommended for devotees of Nora Roberts. This book could've stood on its characters alone, they really were the making of everything wonderful in this book. Tot timpul am admirat modul in care Roberts face descrierile. Yani Lena dan nefret ettim. It always feels like revisiting old friends.