The Saving Angels Series continues…
A new cast is introduced, while journeys already taken start to merge with the present, leading you down the old Red Dirt Road.
Death has always seemed just one step behind Layla Hill, taking almost everyone she’s ever loved. After she loses the love of her life, Layla vows to never love again—how could she, when she’s a death magnet?
Trying to outrun fate traveling with her uncle Willie and his band, Layla meets Michael Roberts, a beautiful Irish boxer as gentle on the piano as he is brutal in the ring. He proves as relentless in life, fighting for a place in her world even as she pushes him away, trying to protect him from her killer tendencies.
But neither foresees the sinister presence waiting for Layla at the end of the Red Dirt Road.
Born and raised in New Orleans, Annie has a habit of shortening her words and telling long stories. She speaks with a southern flair and cooks with it too. At the tender age of twenty- one, she hitched up her wagons (took her first plane ride) and moved out west to the big shake (California). Her writing career began one sleepless night when she imagined a gorgeous woman and a man with maniacal hair floating above her like lightening bugs falling from the sky. Curious about them, their story, and why they were floating around in her head, she sat down and penned (typed) her first novel, Marigny Street. A dream come true for her, she hasn’t stopped writing since. She loves a damn good love story, always has, no matter what the genre. She is particularly moved by imperfect love that in its own unique way is perfect, the notion of love at first sight, soul mates, and things that are generally out of the norm.
When she’s not writing she enjoys dabbling in photography and finding new, inspirational music to add to her collection. She currently (still) resides in the big shake (although her southern roots are calling her home) with her husband, daughter, and their two peculiar dogs, Boudreaux and Tabasco (who, call her crazy, bark with an accent).
604 pages is alot, but you get pulled in and all of a sudden you're done. That's what Annie Welch, Author of
Red Dirt Road does.
Meet Layla "Lotus" as we begin, going through one of the most horrible times of her life. People don't understand why she's doing what she is, dressed the way she is.
Out on the road with the band CCR, Jr, it's time to go home. All the team is there, one new exception and that is Yuma, he's the newbie to the group, only been with them 2 years. Something about him unnerves Lotus, but she just can't put her finger on it. She thinks death follows her and that everyone she loves or will ever love or care about is taken from her. A death magnet.
In comes the boys from Ireland, they head home with the band one in particular, Michael seems to be smitten with Lotus. Things develop, it's almost as if there's a war between good and evil, or is it just jealousy between Michael and Yuma where Lotus is concerned?
The stone walls start to crumble down around and Lotus starts to live. Her friends Lizzy andGenny have found their Mr. Right's as well and wedding bells are ringing. All that is but for Lotus and Michael. Then the unthinkable. Michael leaves her. Where did he go,why did he leave? Evil steps in, the fight between good and evil, no one is there to help her, to save her. Does evil win?
Book rating: 4 stars