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Souci Alexander, a poor young woman from the mountainous interior of Jamaica, agrees to a platonic marriage in order to further an ambitious politician�s career. He is running for prime minister and believes that his mixed-race background is becoming an issue with his predominantly black constituency. The Cricket's Serenade follows Souci from her initial days of joy, as she becomes a member of Caribbean society, to the hopelessness she experiences when the love she develops for the man she has married is not reciprocated. In her desperation, she tries to learn more about her husband by delving into his past. What she discovers is a man whose controlled and politic exterior, contrasts sharply with a stormy, passionate human being who may be capable of unspeakable horror.
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From the moment I sat down to read this book I was completely compelled to keep reading. It's a good thing I had this book as I was stuck in the airport on a 4 hour layover. The book made the time seem like but a moment. The characters are so well written and so intriguing. This story is more than a romance. The book has action, political intrigue and cultural relevance. Although I am from Louisiana I related to the problems faced by young Souci and her Jamican background. The story is really sympathetic to all of the characters and gives them all a human face instead of the usual good versus evil plots. I highly recommend this great book to anyone who loves a good read and a great main character. I'll remember this book as my 'airport salvation' but it is also a book you'd want to savor at any time you have free time to get involved in the steamy and convoluted world of 'A Cricket's Serenade'. Amazing! Loved It!