3.20.2010

My Review (and GIVEAWAY!): A Case for Love (The Brides of Bonneterre, #3) by Kaye Dacus



A Case for Love
(The Brides of Bonneterre, #3)
by Kaye Dacus

Christian Fiction / Romance / Contemporary

Barbour Publishing, Inc.
Copyright 2010
Pages:  317
ISBN:  9781602604568





(from Kaye's website):

Welcome back to Bonneterre, Louisiana, for the delightful conclusion to the Brides of Bonneterre series.

The Alaine Delacroix that all of Bonneterre knows is the carefully polished image she puts forth every day on her noontime news-magazine program. When her parents’ home and small business is threatened by the biggest corporation in town, Alaine is forced to choose between her image and fighting for the life her family has built.

Lawyer Forbes Guidry is used to making things go his way. But when he’s asked to take on a pro-bono case for a colleague, he’ll learn that he can’t control everything—including his feelings for his new client: Alaine Delacroix.

Alaine’s only option to help her family is hiring Forbes, but can she bring herself to trust the handsome, disarmingly charming lawyer? And will Forbes Guidry be able to make a case for love before losing his job and family? Can both trust that God will present a solution before it’s too late?



My thoughts:

I thoroughly enjoyed A Case for Love, and I really hope it's not the end of the series.  I'm hoping we get to find out what happens with the rest of the Guidry siblings, especially Jenn and Rafe.  I loved Kaye's "surprise" that she hits us with on the very first page!  Didn't see that one coming at all.  =)

For the third year in a row, Forbes Guidry has been named Bonneterre's Most Eligible Bachelor of the Year, compliments of Bonneterre Lifestyle magazine.  As in previous years, he is honored to have received this esteemed award, but is beginning to wonder if he will always be a bachelor.  Granted, he has always said that he was not the marrying type, but he's getting tired of being alone.  Even though he is really close to his overwhelming family, and he has already obtained most of his life-long dreams, why does he feel as though something is missing in  his life?

When he meets Alaine Delacroix, who has been named Bonneterre's Bachelorette of the Year, he feels as if his life is going to chance for the better.  Alaine hosts her very own noontime news-magazine show on Channel Six.  She covers most of the local society events, so she knows, and is known by, lots of the people of Bonneterre.  She grew up in Moreaux Mills, and most of her family still lives there.  Unfortunately, the area has been steadily going downhill for the last few years.  Lots of the locals businesses are shutting their doors due to either lack of business, or selling out and moving on.  When Alaine finds out that her family's businesses are in jeopardy, she decides to do everything she can to help save them.

Forbes and Alaine's relationship starts out on very rocky ground, but as they follow God's will for their lives everything slowly comes together.  Once they completely surrender to Him, they see what wonderful things He has in store for them.  A Case for Love has a powerful message about turning over control of your life to God, as well as, standing up for what you believe is right even if it means standing against your own family and friends.  As I often struggle with control issues in my own life, this story has really touched my heart.  Thank you, Kaye!

To find out more about Kaye Dacus and/or her books, please visit:

*   Her blog

***I received my copy of A Case for Love compliments of Angie Brillhart (Barbour Publishing) and Kaye Dacus via FIRST Wild Card Tours.  Thank you, ladies!***

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As it turns out, I somehow ended up with 2 copies of A Case for Love!  I asked Angie Brillhart if it was okay for me to host a blog giveaway for the extra copy, and she assured me that was fine.

*  Leave me a comment telling me if you've had the pleasure of reading any of Kaye Dacus' books....if so, which one(s)....if not, which one(s) would you like to read?

*  Include your email address  (Example:  sugarandgrits at hotmail dot com)

*  Be a U.S. resident (with a U.S. mailing address)

*  Contest is open until March 26th @ 11:59pm (EST)

*  The winner will be announced on this blog.  I will also email them at the address provided.  They will have 48 hours to contact me with their mailing info, or another winner will be chosen.

GOOD LUCK!!

12 comments:

Renee (SteelerGirl83) said...

Please don't enter me I just had to stop by and say how much I enjoyed this book and the entire Brides of Bonneterre series! I can't wait for The Matchmakers series that's coming later this year!

Yet another great review Lori! :0)

XOXO~ Renee

Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Thanks, Renee!

I'm excited about The Matchmakers series, too! Do you think we'll get to find out what happens to the rest of the Guidry siblings? You're always so knowledgeable as to what books are releasing months ahead of time! ;)

{{hugs}}

Sara said...

Great giveaway! I haven't yet read a book by Kaye Dacus, but if I were to, I'd probably start with this seried because I've heard good reviews on it.

s.bofferding@hotmail.com

Kathy said...

HI Lori! I haven't read any of Kaye Dacus' books that I remember and this one does sound interesting. Please include my name in the drawing and thanks so much. Kathy - kauppatgridcomdotnet

Martha Lawson said...

I haven't read any of her books! Matter of fact, she is a new to me author..I love finding new authors.
Her books sound wonderful, though. I love to win this one. Thanks for the giveaway.

mlawson17 at hotmail dot com

Angie said...

I haven't read any of her books yet...although I do have Stand-In Groom on my TBR shelf. I want to read all her books cause I've heard such good things about them. :)

Great review btw. :)

sundaisy920 at gmail dot com

Ashley (Ibreath2read) said...

Right on, Lori! I've had that happen to me before.But, it's great she let you do a giveaway.

Man! I already have a copy, collecting dusty and hanging out with the rest of my TBR pile.LOL=D jk If I didn't, I would so be entering your giveaway;)
But, I definitely need to read the others in this series....which I haven't.

Anyways, all ways love your reviews, Lori!*grin*
Love Ya,
Ashley

Cynthia said...

I've read the first two books in this series. I was hooked from the start of Stand In Groom and couldn't wait for the rest of the cousins' stories. I can't wait to see how Forbes' character is developed. Please enter me in the giveaway.
cynthiakchow (at) earthlink (dot) net

Edna said...

Please enter me into the giveaway, I have never read any of Kaye's books but would love to read "A Case For Love"

I follow you on google

I have your button on my blog
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Lori (sugarandgrits) said...

Hello ladies ~

Thank y'all for dropping by to enter my giveaway, or just to chat.

I apologize for not being around much, but I've had a lot going this month, getting ready for my sister's wedding that's coming up on April 10th. Hopefully, once that's over, I can get back on track with my reviews and giveaways.

Good luck to everyone! :)

{{hugs}}

Anonymous said...

HI Lori...I haven't read any of Kaye's books yet...Thanks for the chance to read this one :)

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Tea said...

I couldn't get back in at the Zulina contest. I had one more entry. I love your book review, A Case for Love.