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3.80  ·  Rating details ·  15 ratings  ·  9 reviews
Eighteen-year-old Leah Sullivan lost both her brother and her childhood sweetheart on the same Civil War battlefield. Left a spinster, she dutifully cares for her parents while trying to survive on their farm in Georgia after the South’s surrender. With her now-barren mother believing a fertility spell to be the only way she can bear another family heir, Leah acts in ...more
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Published April 18th 2018 by Soul Mate Publishing, LLC
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There is a lot going on in this book. Leah being lonely and her attraction to Marcus. Her loss of brother and fiancé. The burden of running the farm. Helping her mother getting pregnant with a conjurer. Then there’s protecting her baby brother from Kali. I liked Leah a lot. From her sadness at losing the men she loved to her excitement with Marcus.

Sharon Pegram
Apr 22, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This meticulously researched historical romance takes a fresh look at the immediate aftermath of the Civil War with a thrilling, spooky adventure that involves heroine Leah Sullivan in the low country hoodoo and voodoo traditions to rescue her kidnapped baby brother. Vivid description and constant tension about who Leah can trust propel the story to an unforgettable showdown in New Orleans.
Suze Lavender
Apr 23, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Leah is devastated when the Civil War takes the lives of both her brother and the man she intended to marry. Her brother and childhood sweetheart were best friends and died together. It's up to Leah now to keep the family farm running. Her parents would love to have another baby, but Leah's mother doesn't fall pregnant. She's desperate to succeed and seeks the help of Kali, a dangerous hoodoo conjurer. When Leah's mother delivers a baby boy he's born with a caul covering his face. Fortunately ...more
J. Else
Aug 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Civil War took Leah’s brother and her childhood sweetheart. Only her father returned. Their family broken, Leah’s asked by her mother to visit the local Hoodoo woman in hopes of conjuring a pregnancy. Soon thereafter, her mother gives birth to a baby boy. The delivery is marked by superstitious signs. Believing these signs to be auspicious, the Hoodoo woman steals the baby and flees, hoping to sell him to a New Orleans Voodoo Queen. Leah quickly sets off to rescue her brother. Accompanying ...more
Aimee Ertley
Jan 04, 2019 rated it really liked it
Meticulously researched and an entertaining story. Set in the South just after the Civil War, the heroine, Leah, is sucked into a dangerous adventure to rescue her infant brother from a sinister voodoo conjurer in a race against time. The conjurer kidnaps the baby in hopes of attracting the favor of famed voodoo queen Marie Laveau. Leah and her love interest, Marcus, must reach New Orleans before it's too late. Lots of intrigue, tarot cards, voodoo, and mystery. A fun read!
Rachel Pudelek
May 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This book combines three of my favorite story elements.

1) Magic
2) History
3) Romance

When I first saw the gorgeous cover I thought this was a paranormal. Then I read the synopsis and realized it's a historical with paranormal elements and romance. Win Win! Suffice to say, I was not disappointed; this book transported me to the south and kept me turning the pages.
Jul 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a well-written debut historical novel set at the end of the American Civil War. Before the war, Leah Sullivan had been engaged to Fitz, her childhood sweetheart, and her beloved brother William was engaged to Fitz's sister Ava, Leah's best friend. Then all the men went off to war and only Leah's father returned, minus an arm. Ava and her widowed mother move away to Atlanta, and Leah is left alone to take care of her parents.
Grief-stricken over the loss of her son, Leah's mother
Cyrene Olson
Sep 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I did find some of the ancillary characters quite stereotyped, but overall, it is well written. I found it a fun read with several twists and turns, one which you don’t expect. It is one of those unexpected good reads which take you on a journey into the past. The research was good and the authenticity of the settings and the time made you feel like you were there with Leah. I give it 4.5 stars. Reviewed by Barbara

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Author Anne Armistead does a great job combining Louisiana culture with voodoo elements in her debut novel, a genre-bending book that combines historical fiction, romance, and suspense. I enjoyed the herbal remedies worked into the work. Set during the Civil War, Armistead looks at the effects of war, love, loss, and family.
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When she’s not wearing her story-telling hat as Anne Armistead, historical romance author, she’s Sandra Havriluk--English teacher, children’s writer, wife, mom of two grown daughters and a rescue mutt named Jackpot.

She earned her English literature degree from the University of Georgia and her MFA in Creative Writing from Spalding University and is a member of the Society of Children Book Writers