Don Juan Casanova wants to discover what it’s like to be loved by only one woman. His problem is that he was raised by his grandparents to become a Lothario, who loves and then leaves women for the next conquest, and as he approaches 40, he is facing a crisis.
His grandfather and then younger brother have been viciously murdered, and Don is the prime suspect. As he struggles to stay out of jail and end his life of serial seductions and find one woman to love, he’s discovering it isn’t easy to kick an old habit, and his mother isn’t helping by quoting scripture every chance she gets in an attempt to change her son’s lifestyle of sin for one of piety.
A rather nontraditional narrative, entertaining but failed to really grab a hold of me. An exaggerated plot was a bit much for my taste. Lofthouse is a competent writer, extremely diverse, never formulaic, not lacking creativity.
Inventive plot, an array of characters. Plenty of mystery, thrills, secrets, ample twists and turns. Well placed humor made me smile often. The sub plots were a great addition, Mandy’s story was affecting. Don Casanova is multidimensional, compassionate, intricate, truly seeking redemption from his philanderer lifestyle. You can’t help but root for his shedding of old skin.
Entertaining read, you’ll be held in suspense until the end. Certainly not run of the mill which adds an element of interest. Lofthouse always surprises, this is no exception.
Lloyd Lofthouse is a former U.S. Marine and Vietnam Veteran, who worked as a maître d’ in a 15 million dollar nightclub for a few years. He also taught English literature in the public schools for most of 30 years where he explored Romeo and Juliet with thousands of high school students.
A romantic at heart, in his award winning novels, he tests true love in difficult situations and the challenges of keeping that love alive. My Splendid Concubine, his first novel, is an epic love story that teaches acceptance and respect for other people and their cultures. Running with the Enemy, his second novel, is a love story that will either cost the characters their lives or will complete each other’s hearts. The Redemption of Don Juan Casanova, his third novel, is the story of a man raised in a world of sin and seduction, who craves the love of one woman but fears, because of his infamous reputation as a libertine, that he’ll never find a woman to love who will trust him to be faithful.
Lloyd Lofthouse lives with his family in California’s San Francisco Bay area.
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