The Legacy - Book 1
For almost four decades, Rhys Le Noireau has been a man out of place, trying to fit pieces of the jigsaw puzzle of his life, together.
When his mother, Astral, is hospitalized in a coma, Rhys, a single, successful architect, is tasked with cleaning out her home and setting her affairs in order.
With his estranged twin sister, Renee, breathing fire down his neck, Rhys turns to Annalise Roach, Astral’s loyal Girl Friday, to guide him through the maze that is his mother’s life.
The items they find hidden within the pages of Astral’s most treasured possession - an ancient family Bible - open the portal to a life lived in another place and time.
A place that fits into his soul and forces Rhys to do the unthinkable.
Abandon everything and return to that place, Scotland Bay.
The Chateau on the Hill - Book 2
Rhys Le Noireau is a conflicted man.
His mother Astral told him a lot of things, but she never told him that he was heir to a multi-billion dollar estate in the tiny Caribbean island of Trinidad.
While Astral lies comatose in a Washington DC facility, Rhys discovers not only has he, as the last surviving Le Noireau male, inherited the estate but the codicil of his Great-grandfather's will is explicit. He must return to Trinidad and live in the Le Noireau Chateau in Scotland Bay.
A village where no one has lived since 1941.
It has taken Annalise Roach a decade to finally get the attention of the man of her dreams.
As ‘Girl Friday’ to his mother, Astral Le Noireau, she has been there to comfort Rhys through his mother's illness and gently love him through life's storms.
Just when Annalise thinks she can relax and enjoy their relationship, the codicil in Jean Claude Le Noireau's will surfaces, ripping away her chance of happiness, and taking Rhys on a perilous journey through churning Caribbean tides, that wash him and their relationship upon the rocky shores of Scotland Bay at the foot of the Chateau on the Hill.
There is nothing ruthless, conniving, solicitor Jean-Orleans Le Noireau can now do to have the inheritance returned. So he plots and plans and waits as his demure, sixteen year old niece, Astral stumbles through the loneliness and despair of orphaned existence in Scotland Bay.
Le Noireau set in the estate village of Scotland Bay and Port of Spain, Trinidad, at the midst of the Second World War weaves a tale of greed, murder and redemption of a family at the dawn of democracy in the Caribbean island.
A Concoction of history intrigue and family conflict with the infusion of romance.
I couldn't put the book down figuratively, thankfully when you opened back the book it opened to right where you left off.
The imagery transported me back to the 1940s, smoothly bringing me back to present day.
The vivid descriptions the interactions amongst the characters invoked feelings of anger at the antagonist . It was so real . You could feel the tension, the passion between the lovers. An excellent read. Can't wait for the next book.
I loved the cover and am glad I stayed to read this book, it was a beautifully done romance with interesting characters. I liked that it took place in an area that doesn't usually get written about.Thrilling in the extreme, Le Noireau is a definite page-flipper.