WAS G - G - DADDY A REAL PARANORMAL EXPERIENCE OR A FIGMENT OF ELAINE CHAUVIER'S IMAGINATION WHICH GOT WORSE AS SHE SUNK DEEPER INTO INSANITY - FIND OUT IN SHADOW'S WAY - BY AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR BARBARA FRANCES
Prepare to be spellbound. Barbara Frances' long-awaited third novel, “Shadow's Way,” takes you to the coastal, deep South, where the past and the present mingle in a gothic tale of insanity, murder, and sexual intrigue.
You'll meet the beautiful Elaine Chauvier, former actress and proprietor of Shadow's Way, her family's antebellum home; the esteemed Archbishop Andre Figurant and his fallen identical twin, Bastien; newly arrived Ophelia and Rudy, here to explore their Chauvier roots and their ties to Shadow's Way; and the mysterious Madame Claudine. Under a veneer of piety and graciousness, i.e., the questions: What is good? What is evil? What is reality?
Full of suspense, plot twists and turns, and unforgettable characters, Shadow’s Way takes you on a Gothic romp through the swamps and mansions of the 1980s South. It will entertain you and, at times, almost break your heart. Barbara Frances somehow weaves a page-turning story with humor and with social issues that could be grabbed from today’s headlines. A great read!
Ms. Francis’ novel Shadow’s Way, had me enthralled from page one, it kept me reading until so late into the night that I used a flashlight in order not to wake my husband.
I’ve always enjoyed reading gothic tales, but this one went beyond most that I had read. The synopsis was correct, past and present mingled and left me on the edge of my seat. Was G – G – Daddy a real paranormal experience or a figment of Elaine Chauvier’s imagination, which got worse as she sunk deeper into insanity?
I loved the various characters that Ms. Francis brought into play as needed to heighten the story. They were well rounded and interconnected in ways that one has to keep reading to get the full picture.
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