Kudzu

  • by Kathleen Walls
  • Narrated by Lee Ann Howlett
  • 4 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

After a painful divorce, Casey returns to the haven of her childhood, great grandmother Weesie's tiny log cabin. Nestled in the Appalachian Mountains of North Georgia, the cabin rekindles memories of her happiest years as a young child enjoying Granny Weesie's tales of treasure. Casey seeks a peaceful refuge she will share only with her cat, Smokey. However, much more than early memories await Casey in Bluejay, Georgia. Weesie's childhood diary turns up in the cabin. The scrawled pages transport Casey back into the late nineteenth century. Far from finding the peaceful time she expects there, she uncovers a web of adultery, murder and intrigue that threatens to entangle Casey's twenty first century life. That life threatens to become more complex when her new neighbor turns out to be a handsome victim of his own marital disaster.
Velma Lou seldom does anything altruistic. Hiring her cousin, Casey, as a reporter for her newspaper, The Bluejay Bugle, is no exception. Like the voracious vine, Velma Lou has learned the hard way to use her beauty to trap and ensnare. As Casey is drawn deeper into Weesie's life and times, her "real" life becomes more complicated by her growing attraction to Lee. Some strange occurrences happen in the cabin mirrored by tales of ghostly sightings in her family history. As she travels back to 1879, she meets an intriguing cast of characters. Donald Stuart, Lillith's faithful lover, David, his evil hearted twin brother, Ma and Da Garrett, Louisa's parents and her own direct ancestors, Louisa's brothers and the inhabitants of early Bluejay. When Casey becomes involved with a battered wife as she followers the case for the paper, she incurs the ire of an abusive husband, Zeke. Zeke believes he has every right to chastise his own wife and child. Casey begins to take his irate threats seriously when her car is sabotaged. Even Casey has to believe the number of life threatening happenings is no coincidence.

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Kudzu

This book was good,not great.It was about Casey,who moves into her grandmothers old cabin after a divorce.She finds a diary and when she reads is transported back to her grandmothers time.There is a professor across the road that she becomes romantically attached to.Lee Ann Howlett was good,not great,as narrator.Her male voices need some work.I was given this book for free for an honest review.
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- Deedra "I am at that half a century mark in years. I enjoy audiobooks,cats,rats and most days my family,not necessarily in that order!lol"

Paranormal Flavored Romantic Suspense

What did you love best about Kudzu?

The history of the the Appellation people and local.


What did you like best about this story?

The history of the the Appellation people and local.


Which scene was your favorite?

When Casey formally met the professor. Was she surprised as she had already met him informally in an earlier situation.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I had no extreme reactions. There were tender moments, heart break, betrayal, mystery, murder, and intrigue. Nothing though that caused to laugh or cry. Maybe smile and pout.


Any additional comments?

The book was listed as a historical romance, however it is more of a romantic suspense.

There is historical background in dream time traveling sequences that Caesy experiences when she reads her great grandmother Weesie's diary while curled in her great grandmother's quilt.

It was a love story, a travel through time and a mystery thriller all in one book. A very good listen!

“I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unbiased review via AudiobookBlast dot come”

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- Mary

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-20-2013
  • Publisher: Kathleen Walls