I like the way Clark writes. I consistently read her books because her characters are real Christians. They struggle and have doubts while they are in troubling life situations.
I also like her writing because the reader learns something about the people of the area or its history. This novel takes place in Cajun country and you end up learning quite a bit about their history, character and customs and well as some about the early history of New Orleans.
I also like her books because they are just good mysteries. This one involves the early efforts of the French to get people to settle in this relatively unknown territory in the new world through deception involving gold statues. The current story is woven through the older one. The two stories collide in danger and intrigue . And then there is also the hint of romance. Just enough to make it interesting but not too much so that it dominates the mystery.
Harvest House Publishers, 332 pages.