The Frenchman, Barbara’s first novel, was born onboard their sailing vessel Offbeat in February, 2009 when they were stuck by the weather in Spanish Wells, Eleuthera, Bahamas. She woke from a dream of the first scene, got up and wrote it down, and in several months, it was a book.
Love of music and nature have defined Barbara’s life and driven a wanderlust that led her from Bering Sea to the high plains savanna of central Africa, to six years in Hiroshima, Japan. Exhausted from all the jet lag, she finally settled in Gloucester, MA with her jazz drummer and sailor husband, Al Boudreau. Together, they make music on a regular basis with their jazz band. By day, she works as an Interpretive Coordinator for Mass State Parks and is a Certified Interpretive Guide. She has a B.S. in Fish and Wildlife and an M.S. in Natural Resources and has published articles about conservation, interpretation and sailing. Read her blog: bbboudreau.com/updates. Look for her sequel--"Death of The Frenchman" soon!
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A chance encounter for infamous French thief Jean LaChance escaping his past and a young mother (Lilly Parsons) and her kids in bleak California desert drive this gripping romance/caper that will make you turn the pages until the wee hours. Suspense, mystery, loyalty and fear pepper the story of running, longing for love and near misses. Can she ever trust him, even when they are barely surviving?
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