Whispers Among The Jasmine by W.M. Laissue
Set in New Orleans, a young French woman and a frustrated British professor find themselves entangled in a tale of intrigue, mystery and love. Worlds collide when what is expected proves not to be the norm.
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|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Suisse. Graduate of Lynchburg College, Virginia. Resides in the south of France.Her début novel. Whispers Among The Jasmine.The two main characters both inspired by 80's icons, ('Sophie' from TV, 'Julian' from a pop/rock idol.) YouTube videos and a fortuitous dream.The rest was pure inspiration along with the magic that is the city New Orleans, La.In hopes this book is a well received novel of fiction, a follow up is stirring in her brain. Comments and reviews are most welcomed. Readers please enjoy!
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Whispers Among The Jasmine based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Having stumbled across this book in June 2013. At first, taken by the author's rich and vibrant descriptive, it was enticing. However, I was put off by the numerous grammatical errors, which halted me from continuing the book nearly quarter the way through. After reading the biography of the author, I took a chance and contacted her with my critiques. I was pleasantly surprised by the author's acknowledgement of her errors. Not only was she grateful for the input but took all of it with kind words in return. She asked me to try the book again end of summer. I did. Having taken on board all I had to say and more, the author saved this novel. While a cornucopia of author's throughout time have written the tale of forbidden love. What makes this story worth reading? The simple fact that the author's unique style of writing encapsulates where she wants to take the reader. I am not going to write a book review as many chose to do. What captured me was the setting of the story and the eccentric characters that surround the protagonists, Sophie and Julian. Tara and Mellette's steadfast friendship with Sophie. Geoff, Julian's loveable rogue to Zumi the Voodoo priestess. These characters help build and create the story, taking the reader along for a vivid ride. I had a hard time putting this book down the second time. Where most charge for their first novels, this one is gratis. Recommended. -Joseph Malliard
Excellent debut! The well descibed settings really take you there while you're being drawn into the story. Not easy to put this book aside when it's time to do other things.
This book was obviously translated from another language into English. There was a great deal of spelling and grammatical errors. However, the most glaring issue was that Sophie was tried for murder after being attached and sexually assaulted. Louisiana law would never have charged her for murder. Other than that, I liked the characters and did enjoy the storyline
While I really enjoyed the story, this author is in great need of a good editor. There are a TON of grammatical and spelling mistakes. She uses the wrong spellings for a lot of the words ie heal when it should be heel.