Jacqueline L. Landry
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Over the River, Through the Woods
Twenty pages in and I was hooked. Jacqueline Landry writes with pace and the plot develops with an urgency that is breathtaking. 'Over the river, through the woods,' is a powerful human story that begins with a cycling accident which shatters Jenny Brookehouse's husband's body, leaving her with a seemingly impossible crisis. The author's background as a trained death investigator brings a vivid reality to the situation although I admit I had to Google 'idiopathic basal ganglia calcification.' Fear, desperation and determination keep Jenny going but the attraction of another man, Karsen Langford, complicates her life and then the police become involved. It's tempting to go on and reveal more but that would spoil a rollercoaster of a read and an ending that surprised me. Recommended.
Good read. You get sucked into the lives of the characters and stay on the edge of your seat wondering what happens to them next.
The wait is over. Over the River, Through the Woods is out! Thrilling and entertaining; I couldn't put the book down! The array of emotions in this book are intense. It's a definite page-turner! I laughed, I cried, I got mad. . . I've already recommended it to my book club and all my friends.
Jacqueline L. Landry was born in Houston, Texas and grew up along the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coast. She showed a talent from a young age for writing, drawing and music. Early literary influences included Frank Herbert, Colleen McCullough, Jack Kerouac, and Robert Heinlein.
She attended Parkland College in Champaign, Illinois, and the University of Houston, earning a degree in Criminal Justice with minors in Pathophysiology and Psychology.
She is a trained death investigator. She has also had a number of jobs that include medical records clerk,
graphic artist, web developer and a short stint in the U.S. Navy. She's spent the past twenty-seven years as a freelance writer and journalist.
She started her career as a newspaper and magazine features reporter, specializing in the arts and entertainment. She also worked as a foreign correspondent for Reuters Wire Service while living on Guam, covering the arts and politics. Over the River, Through the Woods is her debut novel.
Today, she lives in the beautiful, rainy Pacific Northwest with three very spoiled cats named after Star Trek Deep Space 9 characters.
On the heels of the publication of Over the River, Through the Woods, Jacqui has finished another romantic suspense titled, The Ouderkirk House. A ghostly tale of romance, and justice long denied.haunting, and justice long denied.
Going back to her roots in Louisiana, Jacqui creates a thrilling and detailed fictional account of the coroner of Orleans Parish in New Orleans-set Shocking Angels. Filled with twists, turns and forensic science, this story promises to be one wild ride.
Jacqui appeared at the Pacific Northwest Librarian's Conference, selling and autographing copies of Over the River, Through the Woods.
Jacqui was picked up by literary agent, Tish Beaty, from L. Perkins Agency on November 20, 2013. After two-and-a-half years, they have amicably parted ways due to artistic differences. She is currently shopping her latest novel to other agencies.