The Witch of Bourbon Street
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Situated deep in the Louisiana bayou is the formerly opulent Sorrow Estate. Once home to a magical family—the Sorrows—it now sits in ruins, ever since a series of murders in 1902 shocked the entire community. Now the ghosts of girls in white dresses shift in and out of view, stuck in time as they live out the past on repeat.
When Frances Green Sorrow is born carrying the "signs" of the so-called chosen one, it is believed she will bring her family back from the brink of obscurity, finally resurrecting the glory of what it once was and setting the Sorrows ghosts free.
But Frances is no savior.
Fleeing from heartbreak, she seeks solace in the seductive chaos of New Orleans, only to end up married too young in an attempt to live an ordinary life. When her marriage falls apart shortly after having a son, she returns home again—alone—just out of reach from the prying eyes of her family. But when her son disappears, she is forced to rejoin the world she left behind, exposing her darkest secret in order to find him and discovering the truth of what really happened that fateful year in the process.
Set amidst the colorful charm of The French Quarter and remote bayous of Tivoli Parish, Louisiana, Suzanne Palmieri's The Witch of Bourbon Street is a story of family, redemption, and forgiveness. Because sometimes, the most important person you have to forgive.... is yourself.
Really Good One!
This is the first book I've read by Suzanne Palmieri, and at first I didn't know if I was going to like the main character, Frances Sorrow. I was feeling a little skeptical of the whole premise, but then the story really pulled me in. I ended up loving the characters, enjoying the storyline, and feeling good at the end of the book. It was one I enjoyed, and I will be reading more by the author.
Frances Sorrow comes from a line of women who know they are witches and who are unlucky in love. Frances tried to overcome that, but ended up living on her family's land as almost a hermit. She doesn't see her ex-husbnad or her son, Jack, unless she has to. All of her issues stem from a traumatic experience when she was sixteen that she hasn't shared with anyone. As the parts of her life begin to collide, she has to see if she can make peace with the past and enjoy her future.
The Witch of Bourbon Street was a very good book. I thought the settings were wonderful, and they came together with sympathetic characters and an intriguing storyline to create a great book. I like Palmieri's writing style, and the flow of the book. Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for providing a copy of the book in return for an honest review.
- Category: Fiction & Literature
- Published: Jun 30, 2015
- Publisher: St. Martin's Press
- Seller: Macmillan / Holtzbrinck Publishers, LLC
- Print Length: 336 Pages
- Language: English