The year is 1998. This story
is about three friends: Elizabeth, a Cajun from the swamps; Emma,
an Uptown Jew; and Marianne, a Mississippi girl.
These ladies will have a
year that will change their lives. They will meet the men who
love them and the men who will break their hearts. It will be
a time of love and friendship, trials and tribulations, tragedy
But it is also about a fourth
lady, one that is known by many names. Isle d'Orleans. The
Paris of the Americas. Queen City of the South. The City that
Care Forgot. Birthplace of Jazz. The Big Easy. Crescent City.
New Orleanswhat she was, and what she may be again.
the Critics Are Saying about Jack Caldwell
"Caldwell writes in
the spirit of Austen, with the same wit that cemented Austen's
novels as literary classics."
and breathlessly paced, it ate me alive with alternating feelings
of dread, mirth, tears, and joy
just what a great read
is supposed to do."