Epico Bayou

Charlsie Russell

Lionel Augustus left his estate to his bastard son, Clay Boudreaux, and stepdaughter, Olivia Lee, with one bizarre stipulation, they wed. But days after her marriage by proxy, Olivia's groom is dead and her family is contesting the will. Now a stranger invades her home claiming to be her groom, and Olivia finds herself allied with a stranger who could prove her greatest ally or most dangerous foe.

“In 1897 Lionel Augustus died. Much to the resentment of his siblings, he left his considerable wealth and property to his bastard son and his much beloved step-daughter -- but with the stipulation that in order to inherit they had to marry. But there are malevolent forces arrayed against them as a couple-- and against each other. A deftly written romantic mystery that is original, complex, and gothic in its structure, Epico Bayou demonstrates Charlsie Russell as a master storyteller and her latest novel a truly riveting read from beginning to end. Also highly recommended for personal reading lists and community library collections.... ”

About Charlsie Russell

Charlsie Russell is a graduate of the University of Mississippi and is a retired United States Navy Commander turned author. She loves reading, she loves history, and she loves the South. She focuses her writing on historical fiction set in her home state of Mississippi.

After seven years of rejection, she woke up one morning and decided she did not have enough years left on this planet to sit back and hope a New York publisher would one day take a risk on her novels. Thus resolved, she expanded her horizons into the publishing realm with the creation of Loblolly Writer’s House. Four years after the first printed copies of The Devil’s Bastard hit the bookstore shelves, she expanded her formats to include the growing digital...

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