The Catalain Book of Secrets

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Seven women share the Catalain blood and the magic that goes with it: Velda, her daughters Ursula, Xenia, and Helena; Ursula’s daughters, Katrine and Jasmine; and Jasmine’s daughter, Tara. A necessary, but ugly deed has cursed the women for the past 50 years, and now it’s time for the curse to return in full force. Secrets, resulting from the curse, have kept the women from being as close as they could be, from all using their gifts fully, and from finding happiness in their romantic relationships. Katrine returns home to the family’s big Queen Anne in a small Minnesota town to figure out how to regroup after her failed marriage, and she finds surprising distance between her and her beloved sister, and surprising comfort in new relationships. At the height of the curse’s power, can she and the other Catalains find a way to stop its hold on them? Can they heal and find happiness?

The Catalain Book of Secrets is a novel of magical realism, strongly rooted in setting, and driven by strong women who don’t know just how strong they can be. Those who love magic and strong female characters will surely adore this venture into a new genre by comic-mystery writer, Jessica Lourey.


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Author Jessica Lourey
Star Count 4/5
Format Trade
Page Count 352 pages
Publisher Toadhouse Books
Publish Date 2014-Dec-12
ISBN 9780990834212
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Issue March 2015
Category Popular Fiction
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