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Jana DeLeon

Författare till Louisiana Longshot

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New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Jana DeLeon was raised in southwest Louisiana among the bayous and gators. Jana DeLeon is a former CFO who jumped off the corporate ladder to write books. She writes The Miss Fortune Mystery Series, Shaye Archer Series, and The Ghost-in-Law Series. visa mer Jana also wrote stand-alone titles Unlucky and Rumble on the Bayou. Several of Jana's books are also Indy bestsellers. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre

Inkluderar namnet: Jana Deleon


Verk av Jana DeLeon

Louisiana Longshot (2013) 589 exemplar, 32 recensioner
Trouble in Mudbug (2009) 544 exemplar, 34 recensioner
Malevolent (2015) 268 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Lethal Bayou Beauty (2013) 170 exemplar, 12 recensioner
Mischief in Mudbug (2009) 158 exemplar, 8 recensioner
Rumble on the Bayou (2006) 145 exemplar, 7 recensioner
Swamp Sniper (2013) 130 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Showdown in Mudbug (2010) 128 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Swamp Team 3 (2014) 113 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Unlucky (2007) 112 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Gator Bait (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (Volume 5) (2014) 104 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Soldiers of Fortune (2015) 97 exemplar, 6 recensioner
Hurricane Force (A Miss Fortune Mystery) (Volume 7) (2015) 96 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Fortune Hunter (2016) 94 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Later Gator (2016) 80 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Hook, Line, and Blinker (2017) 78 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Change of Fortune (2018) 77 exemplar, 1 recension
Resurrection in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series) (2013) 77 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Reel of Fortune (2018) 69 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Swamp Spook (2018) 67 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Cajun Fried Felony (2019) 60 exemplar
Fortune Furlough (2019) 58 exemplar, 1 recension
Swamp Santa (2019) 55 exemplar
Missing in Mudbug (Ghost-in-Law Series) (Volume 5) (2013) 53 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Bullets and Beads (Miss Fortune Mysteries) (2020) 50 exemplar, 1 recension
Swamp Sweets (2021) 50 exemplar
Gators and Garters (Miss Fortune Mysteries) (2020) 49 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Dead Man Talking (2017) 49 exemplar, 5 recensioner
Sinister (2016) 48 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Chaos in Mudbug (2014) 47 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Diabolical (2016) 40 exemplar, 3 recensioner
Swamp Spirits (2022) 36 exemplar
The Lost Girls of Johnson's Bayou (2012) 34 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Wicked (2017) 34 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Naked Truth About Self-Publishing (2013) 33 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Bayou Bodyguard (2011) 32 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Clue Krewe (Miss Fortune Mysteries) (2023) 32 exemplar, 1 recension
Fortune Teller (Miss Fortune Mysteries Book 25) (2023) 31 exemplar, 1 recension
Wrong Side of Forty (2020) 30 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Secret of Cypriere Bayou (2011) 30 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Betrayed (2013) 29 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Accused (2013) 29 exemplar, 4 recensioner
Rose and Helena Save Christmas (2014) 28 exemplar, 1 recension
The Reckoning (2012) 28 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Unseen (2017) 26 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Ghost-in-Law Boxset (2012) 25 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Reunion [and] The Secret of Cypriere Bayou (2013) 25 exemplar, 3 recensioner
The Awakening (2012) 24 exemplar, 2 recensioner
The Vanishing (2012) 23 exemplar, 2 recensioner
Dreadful (2018) 21 exemplar, 1 recension
Miss Fortune Series: Books 1-3 (2015) 18 exemplar
Damned (2019) 18 exemplar, 1 recension
Backrush (2021) 15 exemplar
Secrets, Lies, and Alibis: 7 Cozy Mysteries (2017) 5 exemplar, 1 recension
Summer on Seeker's Island : Anthology (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 5 exemplar, 1 recension
The Reunion (2013) 4 exemplar, 1 recension
To Die For (Boxed Set 8-in-1) (2013) — Bidragsgivare — 4 exemplar
Eight Maids a' Missing (2013) 3 exemplar
Unsavory (2014) 3 exemplar
Trouble in Lovebug 1 exemplar, 1 recension
Beet! 1 exemplar


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Well-done conclusion to the series. Though it can be read as a stand-alone, reading the previous books gives a more detailed history of the events leading up to this one.

Joelle is the middle sister and the final one to return to Calais to claim her inheritance. She is a social worker who helps women escape their abusive husbands. When she learns of her inheritance and its conditions, Joelle takes it as an opportunity to escape the threats of a husband desperate to find his wife. She's excited to reunite with her sisters but nervous about staying in the house. Scenes from her childhood haunt her, and she doesn't know if they are real or the imaginings of a frightened child.

Tyler is the son of estate lawyer William Duhan. He recently left the Marine Corps and is in the process of starting his own security company. While waiting for the paperwork to process, Tyler's father talks him into providing bodyguard services to Joelle. He's not happy about it, but he'll do it for his dad.

Trouble starts as soon as Joelle moves in. Threats, mysterious intruders, and terrifying visions arouse Tyler's protective instincts. His determination to protect himself can't withstand Joelle's effect on his heart. Joelle wasn't looking for a relationship, but she couldn't deny the feelings Tyler roused in her.

The suspense of the story was excellent. The depths of their stepfather's evil actions were slowly revealed, leaving the three women wondering about their mother's death. A shocking discovery at the beginning of this book leads to more questions than answers. There are also attacks on Joelle and intruders who are clearly searching for something. As the incidents intensified, I was glued to the pages, anxious to get to the truth. The twists and turns of the final chapters kept me guessing, but I never expected the surprise at the end.
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scoutmomskf | Jul 15, 2024 |
Good continuation of the series. In this book, it is the youngest daughter's turn to claim her inheritance by staying on the mansion's property for two weeks. Everyone hopes that the problems in book one (The Accused) have been resolved and that it will be uneventful. Alas, that is not the case. This book is full of secrets - some will be exposed, and others will not.

Danae got the short end of the stick when her stepfather gave her to a relative to raise. The woman was a drunk and an addict, and Danae's childhood was miserable. When her foster mother died, Danae was only fifteen and spent the next several years on the streets. That experience made it difficult for her to trust anyone. She came to Calais to learn more about her family but did so under an assumed name. After she received an anonymous note saying someone knew who she was, Danae revealed her identity to Alaina and the lawyer and began her claim. But strange happenings make it clear that someone doesn't want their secrets exposed.

Zach was hired to do some renovations on the mansion. No one knows that he has personal reasons for being there. A deathbed semi-confession by Zach's father has him searching for the connection between the two families.

I enjoyed seeing the relationship develop between Danae and Zach. Danae is wary and slow to trust most people, but something about Zach says she can trust him. While she cherishes her independence, she also appreciates his help. Zach is attracted to Danae but tries to resist because of his secret. But he can't deny his need to protect her when she is in danger. I liked watching them grow closer as they worked together to find answers. Ultimately, the secrets were less important than their feelings for each other.

The suspense was excellent. I was almost as invested in Danae's search as she was, curious to discover the truth about the mysterious payments. The deeper into the search she got, the more it became apparent that someone was determined to stop her. I was on the edge of my seat during the final confrontation, which had a twist that shocked everyone. The epilogue was a good wrap-up to this book and lead-in to the next with a surprise request.
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scoutmomskf | 2 andra recensioner | Jul 15, 2024 |
A book that is simple entertainment. I liked the characters, and I laughed out loud in several places. There was Suspense, and I wondered how the book would end, but it was perfect. This is the first in a long series.
hobbitprincess | 3 andra recensioner | Apr 16, 2024 |


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