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Ellen Byron

by Cynthia Chow,
Sandra Murphy, Terrance Mc Arthur, & Lorie Lewis Ham


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at a few of the many books reviewed in KRL in 2017. All but one of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2017 (well some of them may fudge on that a bit).

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by Sandra Murphy



Maggie Crozat is working her usual twenty-seven jobs, or at least it feels like that many. For one, she sells baked goods and soft drinks on the levee to raise money for porta-potties. Between Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve, each of the plantations build a big bonfire and try to outdo each other. They can be thirty feet tall, a pyramid of logs or something as artistic as a miniature of the plantation’s manor house. Porta-potties are essential.

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by KRL Staff


Once again another year has ended, and we take a look back at the many books reviewed in KRL. Each of our main reviewers share in this post their top 5 favorite books they reviewed in 2016. Usually I include myself in this list, but to my surprise I found that I have reviewed very few books this year.

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by Sandra Murphy
& Ellen Byron


Poor Maggie Crozat. If she could just say no, her life would run smoothly. On the other hand, a generation-long feud can make you agree to most anything rather than suffer the consequences.
Rufus, usually the police chief who gives Maggie grief every chance he gets, is suspended without pay after an argument over a parking space. He’s engaged to Vanessa who is a co-worker of Maggie’s. Vanessa is also eight plus months pregnant and determined to marry Rufus before the baby is born.

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by Sunny Frazier


We say good-bye to a well-loved series, hello to the Farmer’s Daughter, and celebrate Christmas just a wee bit early. Looking for recipes? Have we got books for you!

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Pralines: A Sweet Nola Treat

IN THE February 6 ISSUE

FROM THE 2016 Articles,
andFood Fun,
andMysteryrat's Maze
SECTIONS

by Ellen Byron


Pralines are as synonymous with New Orleans as drunken Mardi Gras revelers, so when I was developing recipes for my debut novel, Plantation Shudders: A Cajun Country Mystery, I wanted to include a recipe for the delicacy. But what exactly is a praline? On a recent trip to Louisiana, I did a little delicious research.

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by Sandra Murphy


Plantation homes are endangered in the South. Some fell on hard times and have been torn down, some fell down, some are a tourist attraction, and some turn into B&Bs in order to survive.

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