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The Catalain Book of Secrets

Jessica Lourey

Publisher: Toadhouse Books

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A lush, bewitching novel about poisonous secrets, powerful love, and the magic we all carry."Think Alice Hoffman...spell-binding!" ―Midwest Book ReviewFaith Falls is a snug little Minnesota town constructed over a mystery, aplace where the most impressive building is a gorgeous Queen Anne withturrets, cantilevered gables, and a wraparound porch. In a concealedroom beneath the Queen Anne's twisting stairs lies the Book of Secrets,the repository of the wisdom the Catalain women have gathered since thebeginning of time.Ursula Catalain, current keeper of the Book of Secrets, is content to concoct spells in her garden cottage until thesoul of the man she killed decades earlier appears at her door as awickedly sexy bluesman. His resurrection pulls Jasmine, Ursula'sdaughter, back into the fold. Once the most potent of the Catalains,Jasmine foreswore her family and her power to bury a shameful secret.But his true target is fragile, beautiful Katrine, Ursula's youngest.Katrine fled all the way to London to escape her Catalain gift. When the bluesman's seductive magic lures her home, the clashing Catalain womenmust settle their feuds or lose her forever.This sensual, gripping novel weaves alchemy, hope, tragedy, and true love to spin a tale in the style of Practical Magic, A Discovery of Witches, Garden Spells, and The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic.BONUS: Includes exquisitely-illustrated spell pages from the ancient Book of Secrets.Read this bestseller today!"FASCINATING. I ADORED this book! I loved the way the characters and plot drew me inand didn't want me to leave; yes, reading this involved a few very, very late nights! Frankly, at the end, the book left me feeling happy!" ―jank421 (Amazon reviewer, five stars)"We all need a little magick in our lives - This book gives it to us andreminds us that we all have some whether we know it or not. An empowering tale full of mystery, love and hope." ―Coppermoon (Amazon reviewer, five stars)"MESMERIZING. Once this story had me in its grip I couldn't stop reading. A beautiful tale of family, secrets and love." ―Erica (Amazon reviewer, five stars)Life-affirming, thought-provoking, heart-warming, it's one of those books which―if you happen to read it exactly when you need to―will heal your wounds as you turn the pages." ―CatrionaMcPherson, Agatha, Anthony, Macavity, and Bruce Alexander-winning author"Prolific mystery writer Lourey tells of a matriarchal clan of witches joining forces against age-old evil...The novel is tightly plotted, and Lourey shines when depicting relationships―romantic ones as well as tangled links between Catalains." ―Kirkus Reviews"Lourey expertly concocts a Gothic fusion of long-held secrets, melancholy, and resolve...Exquisitely written in naturally flowing, expressive language, the book delves into the special relationships between sisters, and mothers and daughters." ―Publishers WeeklyIf you'd like to spend more time with the Catalain women, check out Seven Daughters, a Catalain novella.

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