Tuesday, October 10, 2023

Curses and Other Buried Things by Caroline George

 

Blood holds all kinds of curses.

Seven generations of women in Susana Prather’s family have been lost to the Georgia swamp behind her house. The morning after her eighteenth birthday, she awakens soaked with water, with no memory of sleepwalking. No matter how she tries to stop it, she’s pulled from her safe bed night after night, haunted by her own family history and legacy. Now, the truth feels unavoidable: it’s only a matter of time before she loses her mind and the swamp becomes her grave.

Unless she can figure out how to break the curse.

When she isn’t sleepwalking, she’s dreaming of her great-great-great-great-grandmother, Suzanna Yawn, who set the curse in motion in 1855. Her ancestor’s life bears such similarity to her own that it might hold the key she seeks. Or it might only foretell tragedy.

As Susana seeks solutions in the past and the present, family members hold secrets tighter to their chests, friends grow distant, and old flames threaten to sputter and die. But Susana has something no one else has been able to seize: the unflagging belief that all curses can be broken and that love can help a new future begin.

Based on her own family history, award-winning novelist Caroline George’s latest novel is a staggeringly beautiful work of hope.

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About The Author


 

Caroline George is the multi-award-winning author of Dearest Josephine (HarperCollins), The Vestige (Evernight Teen), and other YA fiction titles. Her first book released when she was fifteen years old, a feat which led to more publications and internships with HarperCollins and Hillsong in Sydney, Australia. She graduated from Belmont University with a degree in publishing and public relations, and now travels the country, speaking at conferences and writing full-time.

A Georgia native, Caroline aspires to one day host The Great British Baking Show and delights in being best known for writing the phrase, “Coffee first. Save the world later.” When she’s not glued to her laptop, she can be found hiking in the Appalachian Mountains, sipping a lavender latte, or chatting with young writers. Find her on Instagram @authorcarolinegeorge and Twitter @CarolineGeorge_

 

My Review


 This read is definitely set in the South, the Georgia Swamp area, and we find people whom have lived together for generations. Some of the happening are not what you expect, and sure not southern hospitality. There is hate and curses, and then there is the deep believing of lies, until unfortunately they become truth.

This is a time slip read, and with young women dying or coming up missing, from the same family, and in the end will Susana Prather survive?

There is hate here, and sadly lynching, but there is a hope, and in the end we have a page turner for answers! Keep reading!

I received this book through Net Galley and the Publisher Thomas Nelson, and was not required to give a positive review.

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