Kiss Them Goodbye

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HarperCollins Publishers, Dec 1, 2009 - Fiction - 464 pages
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Murder changes everything...

Just weeks after inheriting Rosebank, a once-magnificent plantation on the banks of Bayou Teche, David Patin was killed in a mysterious fire, leaving his daughter, Vivian, almost bankrupt. With few options remaining, Vivian Patin decides to restore the family fortunes by turning Rosebank into a resort hotel. Vivian’s dream becomes a nightmare when she finds the family’s lawyer dead on the sprawling grounds of the estate – with a rose on his chest and a brilliant lipstick mark on his cheek.

Suddenly Vivian begins to wonder if her father’s death was really an accident...and if the entire Patin family is marked for murder. Sheriff Spike Devol is smart, honest, tough – and sexy. Rosebank is not in his jurisdiction, but Vivian, fed up with the corrupt local police, asks him for unofficial help. The instant attraction between them leaves Spike reluctant to get involved – until another shocking murder occurs and it seems that Vivian will be the next victim.

“Cameron returns to the wonderfully atmospheric Louisiana setting...for her latest sexy-gritty, compellingly readable tale of romantic suspense. ” — Booklist

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User Review  - EmScape - LibraryThing

Warning: Some spoilers. I’ve read three books in this series now and so far they’ve featured pretty much the same plot and pretty much the same characters over and over: Someone is murdered, Hero and ... Read full review

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User Review  - madamejeanie - LibraryThing

First Line: Hay-ell. ....and, IMO, it went downhill from there. Vivian Patin and her mother Charlotte have inherited a huge old estate house and grounds named Rosebank in Louisiana, after Charlotte's ... Read full review

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About the author (2009)

Stella Cameron was born and raised on the southern coast of England where she met her American husband at a party in London. After their marriage, she left England and went with husband Jerry to Washington State to make a home and raise a family. Like many authors, Stella began her literary career as a reader. As a young girl, Stella was a self-professed reading "addict", devouring all types of literature. She learned very early to retreat from the demands of others into a gentler world -- her own. As a child and a young adult, books saved her because they helped free her while they entertained her. Her love of reading always went side-by-side with her love of writing. Nineteenth-century author Jane Austen was a particular favorite, and Stella admits that she particularly enjoys reading and writing books set in the 1800s, as well as contemporary novels. In 1980, Stella decided she wanted to write professionally. She attended writing classes and wrote short literary fiction for a year. It was during this period that Stella discovered how well-written and intense romantic fiction could be. Using her newly acquired writing skills, she began to write contemporary romantic fiction for Harlequin Americans and Intrigues. After several years, she moved up to Harlequin SuperRomances. In 1992, she made the switch to single titles with her first historical, Only By Your Touch. She has also authored a series entitled Rossmara Quartet along with several other romance titles. Stella Cameron sees herself as an entertainer and historian who adds her perspective to contemporary values through writing.

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