Publication Date: September 30, 2013
When Tante Lulu decides to matchmaker, matches are made. But this time, her meddling Cajun charm will be put to the test . . .
For five years Savannah Jones thought Special Forces Captain Matthew Carrington died in Afghanistan. For five years he thought she’d rejected him—thanks to his mother’s interception of the letter she wrote to him as he left on his tour of duty. Now she’s struggling to re-build a life for herself and their daughter, Katie, despite the devastation Katrina wrought on New Orleans. Thanks to Tante Lulu and her police-officer great-nephew, Tee-John, Savannah and Matthew are about to be reunited. Will Tante Lulu’s bayou wisdom and sassy attitude be able to turn their broken relationship into a loving gumbo?
Sandra Hill is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of more than thirty romantic humor novels. Whether they be historicals, contemporaries, time travels, or Christmas novellas, whether they be about Vikings, Cajuns, Navy SEALs or sexy Santas, the common element in all her books is humor. It’s been said that love makes the world go ’round, but in Sandra’s world, love with a dash of laughter, makes it spin.
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I love Tante Lulu with her busy body ways and her outrageous fashion sense. She always wants to help people by way of St. Jude. She believes he is pointing her in the direction to someone who needs her help. In this case she is it is Savannah and Katie who lives in their car. Savannah believes that her fiancé Matt is dead for the past 6 years. At least that is what his snooty mother tells her. Savannah was never good enough for her son; she was not born of their social class. She was found on the steps of a church and later adopted by loving parents.
When Matt asked her to marry her before he was deployed to Afghanistan she was ecstatic, but she was never able to tell him she was pregnant before he was MIA. So for 6 years she tought he was dead and now Tante Lulu has to reunite the loving couple before savannah runs off to Alaska with Katie and Matt loses her again. This is a story of families butting in where they shouldn’t and hurting a relationship and true love. Also denying a child the love of a father and the love of grandparents all because they think they are too good for them. Social class is nothing, but family is everything. When you have the love of family, you are richer for it.
I loved the story line and the character development of this story, and also seeing characters from past books. Everybody needs a Tante Lulu in their family. Somebody that is their willing to help, no questions asked (well with her there is always questions asked). Matt and Savannah were happy together, they didn’t care about social standing. All they cared about is that they loved each other, until his mother stepped in and told Savannah he was dead. I loved this story so I gave it a 5 /5 stars.