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JUST THE TROUBLE I NEEDED: The Bayou Sabine Series

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Sometimes a little trouble—and a lot of Louisiana heat—can help you find your way…this standalone novella from Amazon best-selling author Lauren Faulkenberry is a small town romance that reminds us how love can sneak up on you when you least expect it.

Kate McDonnell wants to escape her hectic city life. A week-long getaway to her friend’s quiet small-town home should be just what she needs to recharge—but when sexy sheriff Andre Dufresne stops by, her vacation takes a turn she didn’t expect.

Kate’s not looking for love—she just broke her engagement with her scoundrel fiancé, and Bayou Sabine is just a temporary refuge. But when Andre turns on the charm, she wonders: would a light-hearted fling really be so bad?

Andre is smitten, and will do anything to win Kate over. He’s never met a woman quite like her, and he’s not about to let her slip away. But the clock is ticking for Kate, and as she gets closer to Andre, she makes a mistake that could ruin everything. Can she slow down long enough to listen to her heart, or will her fear of being hurt again ruin any chance they have at love?

“Beautifully descriptive and engaging. A delightful story about learning to let go of who you think you need to be and take a risk on happiness.” —Orly Konig, author of The Distance Home: A Novel and founding president of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association.


Praise for the Bayou Sabine Series:

Faulkenberry is a gifted storyteller with the ability to capture the most human side of relationships. Bayou Whispers from the Past is a rich and emotional story that will draw readers into the heat of the bayou and leave them wanting more. —Tina Ann Forkner, award-winning author of The Real Thing and Waking Up Joy

I loved this book. It has so many different dimensions that you will literally be glued to the pages…There’s mystery, intrigue, and unexpected pieces to the story. PICK UP THIS BOOK. It’s a MUST READ. —Pretty Little Book Reviews


Book Information:

  • Author: Lauren Faulkenberry
  • Title: Just the Trouble I Needed: A Bayou Sabine Novella
  • Publication Date: September 2017
  • Page Count: 134 (paper)
  • Paper ISBN: 978-1-947834-02-6, Ebook ISBN: 978-1-947834-03-3