This past week I have been thinking about a friend and fellow author who passed away over a year ago. Arlette Gaffrey was an amazing woman and one of the sweetest and best people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana, she was the very talented writer of two amazing historical romance novels set in New Orleans, and she was also a successful fashion model from the age of 18 up into her 50s.
I have loved Arlette's stories and just finished reading one of them again. Since I've been missing her, it brought me comfort, and the ending again left me with a sigh. If you are looking for a good comfort read, check out A World of His Own - In the Land of the Creoles.
About the Book
LAND OF THE CREOLES: An epic saga of love, marriage and betrayal.
Andre de Javon escaped the
French Revolution as a child. Now as an adult, he arrives in New
Orleans determined to make a new life for himself. In due time he
becomes one of the wealthiest plantation owners in the Territory. He is
helped by his mentor Jean-Claude Charlevoix, whose young daughter Julie
falls in love with Andre, and hopes he will wait for her to grow up and
marry her. But, Andre marries Gabrielle Ste. Claire who turns his life
into a nightmare. Gabrielle dies leaving Andre with her illegitimate
son. As Julie grows up Andre realizes how much he loves her, and wants
to marry her. But will Julie still have him, a man who is eleven years
her senior with an illegitimate child? The pirate Jean Lafitte and
General Andrew Jackson are but some of the colorful characters woven
throughout the story.
Available at Amazon
Arlette's second book, Behind the Columns is also available at Amazon
Both are standalone novels.