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The Love Charm (Small Town Swains)

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Aida Gaudet is the most beautiful woman on the Vermillion River, and ordinary Armand Sonnier is in love with her. The problem is that Aida is to wed Armand's best friend, Laron Boudreau. The local healer convinces Aida that she is destined to learn the trade. Aida turns to Armand for help. Her memory isn't good and she asks Armand to write down all that the healer teaches ...more
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Published (first published November 1st 1996)
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4.95 stars

Morsi does not disappoint! Again she delivers a unique story in a unique location about unique people.

I loved it!

The story follows three couples. The main one being Armand and Aida, the second was Helga and Laron, and the third Jeanne Baptiste and his wife (I forget her name sorry).

Armand and Aida:

They grew up together. Aida was and still is a bit of a scatterbrain. Some readers may find her annoying, as I did at first, but I grew to really like her. She was a good and kind
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Bark's Book Nonsense
Feb 23, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
THE LOVE CHARM is another irresistible read about hard working, down to earth characters from Pamela Morsi. Set in the Louisiana bayou Ms. Morsi brilliantly brings all of the scents, smells and customs of the small tight-knit community of Acadia to life.

As a child Aida Gaudet concocts a love charm she insists will make the man of her dreams fall deeply and forever in love with her. Aida, being a bit featherbrained, hands the charm over to her best friend Armand Sonnier then forgets about it when
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Lyuda
Jul 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: americana
Spell-bounding tale of 19 century Acadian, settlers of southwestern Louisiana where they developed what became known as Cajun culture. As always with Ms. Morsi stories, you get a great sense of place, people, culture. The love stories (there are more than two) pair together very unusual characters. There are very likable with all their quirks, humor, imperfections, enduring strength and a little magic.
Kagama-the Literaturevixen
Nov 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: readers who like cutesy historical romances where people spout french
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 Chele
It started off well. 20% into the book I lost interest. I picked it up several times to restart it and almost gave up. 40% into the story and it got better. The h was an empty-headed beauty, nothing to recommend her. The secondary characters had a way better story. I have enjoyed the other books by this author more.

Ashleighloveland
Oct 08, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
very sweet romance with the Morsi charm, ordinary people with deeply held values rooted in their cultures and time. wonderful characterization, easy to read, lovely conflict.
Drava
3.5 Stars - This was a sweet story of a physically imperfect man getting the beautiful girl. There is the love story of Armand and Aida, the main characters, but there is also the side story of Laron and Helga, which I didn't find nearly as interesting. I really enjoyed this book. Armand is small of stature and fine-featured with a bright mind and eloquent speech. Aida Gaudet is the most beautiful and scatterbrained girl on the Vermilion River and every man is in love with her, including Armand. ...more
Lisa
Jan 16, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
“Pamela Morsi has been called ‘the Garrison Keillor of romance’” by Publishers Weekly (according to her bio on the book jacket of this edition of The Love Charm). I, for one, enjoy her romances very much. Morsi has set The Love Charm in 1820 Southwest Louisiana – Bayou Country – where several generations earlier Acadians had fled when they were expelled from Canada. In a proud and tight-knit community, which they call Prairie l’Acadie, they farm their land and raise their families and set an exa ...more
Maura
Dec 31, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Set in 1820 Louisiana bayou the story had a lot of twists and turns. The heroine was depicted as smart with herbal medicine and very compassionate. That was what made her TSTL moments take me out of the story. I liked the hero because I like short guys! This guy didn't let his size change his masculinity. The hero was more man than anyone in the story. I found the book compelling in the usual Pamela Morsi way. I loved all the interaction with the river and the lifestyle.
Dee
Mar 28, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
the bayou setting was something different - i'm a bit conflicted overall, well written, but wasn't as enjoyable as the previous book by her i read
Madeline
Okay, this book is a little bit weird and confusing, but it is still really good. I love any romance novel, though. It is straight out of the romance section and I always love that!
Karen Darling
Three to four different love stories going on at once, not usually my cup of tea, l like it when the story is just about the hero and heroine, but this was ok.
Sarah
Oct 26, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I've never been disappointed by a Morsi book, and this one was no exceeption!
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Pamela Morsi is a USA Today, Waldenbooks, and Barnes & Noble bestselling author of romance. She broke into publishing in 1991 with Heaven Sent and has been gracing readers with at least a book a year ever since. Two of her novels, Courting Miss Hattie (1992) and Something Shady (1996), won the Romance Writers of America's RITA Award, the highest honor in romance publishing, and others have bee ...more
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