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Black Willows

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Published October 22, 2020

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Jill Hand

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Profile Image for Bonnye Reed.
4,228 reviews73 followers
October 23, 2020
I received a free electronic copy of this novel from Netgalley, Jill Hand, and Black Rose Writing. I have read this novel of my own volition, and this review reflects my honest opinion of this work. Though the second of a series, Black Willows is completely stand-alone, though it would be interesting to read the first Trapnell Thriller, as well.

Jill Hand writes a snappy story with lots of well-to-do Georgians, a little Voodoo, the odd tulpa, two sets of offspring, and 40 billion at stake with the death of the family patriarch. Shallow and self-absorbed, the 'children' of Daddy Trapnell will stop at nothing to garner more than their fair share of the estate. And all is up for grabs as his oldest daughter is appointed to handle probate, and Sister already knocked her off six or eight months ago. Are they going to have to wait seven years just to declare her dead and appoint another probationer? They have so many extravagances waiting to entertain them! Shades of Kardashian! Really a hoot in places.
Pub date October 23, 2020
Reviewed on October 23, 2020, at Goodreads, Netgalley, AmazonSmile, Barnes&Noble, and BookBub. Not available for review at Kobo or GooglePlay.
Profile Image for Greg Seeley.
Author 5 books21 followers
May 23, 2021
The Trapnells, the wealthiest, and possibly most dysfunctional family in the South are at it again in Black Willows, Jill Hand’s highly entertaining sequel to White Oaks. While Aimee wants her inheritance as quickly as possible in order to purchase a private island in the Aegean Sea, Trainor’s wife Palmer wishes to build a life-size replica of the Titanic. But there’s a problem. Their father, Blanton’s will cannot be probated without his will and said will is missing from the family safe.

To complicate things, a lost relative shows up at the same time as a menacing apparition arrives to threaten both the family and their staff. Finding the local constabulary to be well-meaning but pretty much useless against the paranormal, the family turns to extraordinary means to remove the unwanted guest.

If you liked White Oaks, you are certain to enjoy this fun and well-written sequel. I highly recommend it and rate it a solid five stars. Buy it now, pour a favorite beverage, sit back, and enjoy this rollicking journey.

- Greg Seeley, author of the Henry’s Pride and Henry’s Land.

Profile Image for Kimberly.
1,449 reviews13 followers
October 31, 2020
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I am on the fence about this book. Not because it wasn’t well written but it seemed so soap opera like. And also had every stereotypical southern trait ever mentioned.

I found myself skipping a lot of the story and skipping just to the dialogue so I knew what was going on.

Not my cup of tea leaves.

I received a complimentary copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Ami.
1,742 reviews9 followers
January 5, 2021
Part mystery, part humor and a little craziness Black Willows held my attention with its wacky cast of characters.

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this ebook from the author and this is my honest and freely given opinion.
210 reviews6 followers
January 6, 2021
An interesting little mystery

Lots of plot lines to untangle, most of them interesting. I'm not sure why this family is drawn back to the family plantation though. They really don't seem to like each other much.
Profile Image for Jill Long.
1,211 reviews4 followers
January 17, 2021
This book felt like I was reading a reality television show. It had so much drama! The characters were all interesting but very over the top. The writing was good but this story was not what I was expecting.
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2,813 reviews2 followers
August 17, 2022
They're back ....

Now we learn why Aimee thought she was the only remaining Trapnell sibling when her brothers disappeared in the swamp behind her father's mansion

And now a ghostly (?) Cowboy seems to be haunting the family; further with Karen AWOL they can't probate the will and the siblings are grumpy. Aimee can't buy a Greek Island and Trainor's wife can't build her Titanic themed escape room

Now they need a Voodoo Priestess to destroy the Tulpa that Karen believes that she has created.

This is an insane bit of fiction that is laugh out loud funny.
284 reviews10 followers
November 12, 2020
This was an easy reading, good book. The ending wasn't expected but leaves a lot of things unanswered regarding the characters.
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