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The Witch of Belladonna Bay by Suzanne Palmieri
It’s the trouble you aren’t expecting that gets you. And it’s all around you, Bronwyn, it’s all around you like the air…
Bronwyn “BitsyWyn” Whalen hasn’t set eyes on the red dirt of Magnolia Creek, Alabama, for fourteen years—not since her mama died. But with her brother, Patrick, imprisoned for the murder of her childhood best friend, and her eccentric father, Jackson, at his wits’ end while her eleven-year-old niece, Byrd, runs wild, Bronwyn finds herself once again surrounded by ancient magnolia trees and the troubled family she left behind. She becomes immersed in a whirlwind of mystery and magic as she tries to figure out what really happened that fateful night her friend died. And as her bond with Byrd deepens, Bronwyn must face the demons of her past in order to unravel her family’s uncertain future.
In Suzanne Palmieri’s thrilling new novel, The Witch of Belladonna Bay, readers will learn if love and magic are enough to bring a broken family back together.
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The Witch of Belladonna Bay by Suzanne Palmieri is a wonderful book. Suzanne Palmieri weaves together a fantastic magical heart-wrenching story. I felt like the story grabbed me right at the beginning and pulled me in deeper and deeper. I was entrenched in the story and I didn’t want to leave it…I didn’t want it to end!
One thing I really liked was how the magical elements were just enmeshed into the story. There wasn’t a lot of pretense or time spent explaining. The magic just was. It being that way made the story believable and real. The characters don’t have perfect lives because of magic. They are broken, their family is wrecked, and they are real and raw. It was so easy to get tangled up in the story and the characters. I look forwarding to reading other works by Suzanne Palmieri.
I really enjoyed this story of coming home…discovery…facing your past and finding out who you really are and who you want to surround yourself with. Well-written, thoroughly developed characters and settings really make this story shine.
About the Author
Suzanne Palmieri Hayes is the author of The Witch of Little Italy and the forthcoming The Witch of Belladonna Bay (May, 2014). She is also the co-author of I’ll Be Seeing You under the name Suzanne Hayes. She lives by the ocean with her husband and three darling witches. She is currently hard at work on her next novel.
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