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    In the Hour of Crows

    This book has all the qualities I look for in a good southern gothic: magical/paranormal elements, murder, and a pervading sense of doom. It is set in a small town in Appalachian Georgia, where superstition mixes with religion and the good ol' boys rule. In Black Fern, Georgia, a family with certain peculiarities lives on the fringes of society, feared and reviled but still needed by people for their gifts. Weatherly's family still abides by the old ways, and the town looks down on them for it, until they need them, that is. Until they need her.

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    Bittersweet in the Hollow

    In rural Caball Hollow, surrounded by the vast National Forest, the James women serve up more than fried green tomatoes at the Harvest Moon diner, where the family recipes are not the only secrets. Like her sisters, Linden was born with an unusual ability. She can taste what others are feeling, but this so-called gift soured her relationship with the vexingly attractive Cole Spencer one fateful night a year ago . . . A night when Linden vanished into the depths of the Forest and returned with no memories of what happened. Now, during the hottest summer on record,another girl in town is gone, and the similarities to last year’s…

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    Inheritance

    Graphic designer Sonya MacTavish is stunned to learn that her late father had a twin he never knew about?and that her newly discovered uncle, Collin Poole, has left her almost everything he owned, including a majestic Victorian house on the Maine coast. Her engagement recently broken, she sets off to find out why the boys were separated at birth. Trey, the young lawyer who greets her at the sprawling clifftop manor, notes Sonya’s unease?and acknowledges that yes, the place is haunted…but just a little. Sure enough, Sonya finds objects moved and music playing out of nowhere. She sees a painting by her father inexplicably hanging in her deceased uncle’s office,…

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    The Witches of Bone Hill

    Estranged sisters Cordelia and Eustace inherited an old Victorian mansion from an aunt they never met. As both women grapple with their own problems, they come face to face with a haunting family secret, the truth of what happened to their mother, and the enemy that's been stalking them from the shadows for generations.

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    Bellewether – Book Review

    Divided loyalties and deadly secrets are taking their toll on the daughter of the house where enemy soldiers are housed. But as her prejudice disappears and she falls for the enemy, their love story ends tragically, or does it?