The second novel for this author, presents the second installment in the Buried Treasures series.
The saga continues, following the lives of Raphael and Angelique as they begin their adventure in a tiny coastal village on the Louisiana Gulf Coast. Cheniere Caminada was a special place, not just because of its picturesque setting and colorful history. Cheniere was the living monument of a people’s pride, the identity of the people who lived and worked there. The residents were a fascinating and beautiful variety of Acadians, Cubans, Haitians, Africans, Creoles, Indians, Chinese, Slavics, Italians, Germans, English, Portugese, and Spaniards.
This remote village was a bustling fishing and oyster-harvesting community on October 1st 1893, but on the next morning it was gone. The Great Gulf Storm of 1893 flooded the tiny village of 450 homes with massive waves and estimated winds of over 100 miles per hour. The French speaking community consisted of 1600 persons, less than half remained alive.
There were many stories of courage and bravery displayed by men and women during this devastation. However, there was one story of a 14 year old boy, that has never been told - until now. This is a true story of a brave young man named Cledemere who was washed out to sea on a rooftop. Eight days later he was found near death, over 30 miles across the Gulf, away from his home and family. Picked up by the pilot boat "Underwriter," he was taken to New Orleans where the Captain's brother, being a physician, cared for him. Three months later he was well enough to return to his home and family. But had they survived? Was his home still standing? This story will pull at your heart strings.