Deepest Roots of the Heart by Chautona Havig
Loved it. Looking forward to the next book.
I listened to the audiobook version of this novel. The reader, Thom Rivera, was very good. His rich Hispanic accent was perfect for creating the right atmosphere for the story.
This book is a fascinating story in an unusual setting. I learned more about history in that part of the country while reading this book than I did in school! The characters are complex and convincing. The transitions between 1945 and 1836 are smooth. I enjoyed the relationships between the main characters. Amelie is particularly charming.
The plot includes several deeper subjects, including PTSD, which is portrayed with sensitivity and accuracy.
Deepest Roots of the Heart is apparently a prequel/sequel to a new series – the foundation and resolution – and I am looking forward to reading all of it.
I have never been disappointed by a Chautona Havig book.