The Book Tart Episode 65 ~ Review of Annie Rose Welch’s Red Dirt Road + Contest!
Review of Red Dirt Road
by Annie Rose Welch
I’ve been in a funk. I’m stressed out and feel like my life is spinning out of control. *head/desk* I haven’t taken the time to sit and breath calmly let alone read much. I am so very thankful I said I’d review Annie Rose Welch’s Red Dirt Road. I fell hard for Marigny Street, the first book in The Saving Angels Series, and this second installment did not disappoint. Once again the writing style immersed me into the story. I loved being witness to Layla and Michael’s journey. This story is about love, risk and fighting to have Joie de vivre and well… love life. I needed that reminder. It’s woven into the story and not preachy. I felt lighter and more at peace when I finished Red Dirt Road than I have awhile.
I recommend you pick up a book, any book, by Annie Rose Welch. I have Lotus Blossom Lane next on my TBR stack (It’s her new release!). I am so glad these books where brought to my attention. Each one I’ve read gets added to my favs shelf. I LOVE them.
The Queen of Tarts
PS. Don’t forget to enter my contest and share your best stress relieving tips (besides reading 😛 ) for your chance to win Red Dirt Road and fall in love with the gorgeous, lushly detailed and emotionally rich storytelling of Annie Rose Welch!
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. ♥ Buy this book from: AMAZON / B&N.COM
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).
For lagniappe (a little extra), a virtual cup of café au lait and beignets, please visit Annie’s website: www.annierosewelch.com