I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. Burke at a Louisiana Book Festival many years ago, and getting several of my books by him autographed, and it was one of the highlights of my life. Reading this particular book was bittersweet, as I know the way of life he describes is gone since the oil spill. I cried as I read of his descriptions of the beauty of the Gulf and the sweet smell of the salt water breezes.
I just had to recommend this book, and all of Mr. Burke's books. I own them all and wouldn't trade them for anything. I bought this one for myself as a birthday present. (Happy Birthday to me today!!) If you love a well-written series, then you will love Mr. Burke's books. Had I underlined my favorite passages in this one alone, I'd have worn out three highliter pens!
I read it in two sittings, waking at 3 a.m. to finish it. I think I'll go and take a nap now.
"Anyone who says they have only one life to live must not know how to read a book." ~Author Unknown