In Praise of Waterproof Justice

From the author of Shorter’s Way, comes another accomplished novel of memorable characters, compelling plot and pitch-perfect dialogue. Grace Hawthorne captures the spirit of New Orleans and Waterproof so completely I could retrace the steps of the characters and even taste Bitsy’s lemon meringue pie.

Betty Hanacek, Director of Capacity Building at Park Pride

Loved loved loved Waterproof Justice. Could not put it down. The multiple story lines play nicely in sync. Waterproof Justice has a little bit of everything: romance, suspense, history, lots of humor and even poetry. I fell in love with all the distinctly Louisiana characters.

Beth Nowak, Regional Manager Pernod-Ricard Wines and Champagnes

Typically I’m anxious for a novel to end. With Waterproof Justice I bonded with the characters and didn’t want to let go. Fascinating. I’m hoping for a sequel.

Philip Kaplan, First Vice President, Morgan Stanley Wealth Management

She sits patiently. Throws a tempting line. Waits for itty-bitty tugs on the line that make small ripples. Before you can say, “Mon Dieux!” Hawthorne has you, hook, line and sinker.

Bob Wells, Filmmaker, owner of Wells Communications, Inc.

Growing up in Louisiana designing projects for Angola, I recognized the shocking conditions at Louisiana State Penitentiary in the 1940s. Waterproof Justice captures that gloom and the fear of an arriving inmate along with the compassion of the sheriff delivering him. Grace Hawthorne nails it.

 Fred Grace, Founder of Grace Hebert Architects

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