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So Into You
Bayou Angels Series

by Sandra Hill


Grace O’Brien has been a nun, poker champion and treasure hunter. She and Angel Sabato, a contractor and part-time treasure hunter, have been friends for years.  When Angel asks Grace to accompany him on his next job in Germany, then proposes, Grace refuses, afraid to reveal the secrets of her past that she's certain would destroy their friendship. A hurt and disillusioned Angel departs for Europe. Grace learns a few weeks later that Angel has married; she is justifiably upset, yet mourns the loss of her friend.

A year later, Grace is apprenticed to Louise Rivard, a Cajun woman in her 90s who goes by Tante Lulu and practices folk healing. A caring woman, Tante Lulu involves her family and friends in helping the victims of Hurricane Katrina. When she discovers a needy orphan family consisting of 17-year-old Ella and her siblings, Tante Lulu is determined to keep the family together.

Tante Lulu learns that Angel’s marriage was annulled and that he’s back in the States. She convinces Angel to return to Louisiana to help build homes for her new foundation, Jude’s Angels, the first of which will house the orphan family.  While he builds, Grace will care for the children and Tante Lulu will handle Child Protective Services (CPS). Angel agrees, but only if Tante Lulu will help him win over Grace’s love.

With Angel back in her life, Grace realizes that she loves him and will say yes to marriage—if he asks her again. But will Angel want her when she reveals the secrets of her past?

So Into You is an outstanding romance, complete with hilarious dialogue, lovable characters and an excellent plot. I laughed out loud too many times to count while reading the book, felt the emotional struggle and fears Grace faced about revealing her past. I fell in love with Angel, a strong yet sensitive hero who knows what he wants and sets out to get it. Tante Lulu is a lovable, multi-faceted character who stole many scenes and my heart. Sandra Hill is one of my favorite authors, and the serious sub-plot—that of a teen struggling to keep her siblings together—makes So Into You a poignant, emotional and highly satisfying read.

The Book

Grand Central Publishing
August 2009
044653577X / 978-0446535779
Contemporary romance
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The Reviewer

Linda Morelli
Reviewed 2009
NOTE: Reviewer Linda Morelli is the award-winning author of Lani's Challenge, Shadow of Doubt and Fiery Surrender.
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