A Southern Enchantress

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Pub Date 01 Nov 2023 | Archive Date 30 Apr 2024


When Suzanne - a clairsentient enchantress - meets Max, an irresistible rogue, at a Garden District soiree, destiny is at play.  As their relationship sizzles, Suzanne experiences an uptick in supernatural encounters, each demanding that an evil deed from yesteryear be avenged.

As Suzanne navigates these hauntings, she must confront her past and acknowledge her heritage. Raised by a hoodoo conjurer, Suzanne had rejected her mother's expectations to practice folk magic but eluding her role as a spellcaster no longer remains an option.

Suzanne must embrace her legacy to survive.

Set in New Orleans and along Mississippi's sparkling Gulf Coast, Suzanne rediscovers the power of the tarot and learns that bonding with a beloved specter, trapped since the 1940s, will change everything.

Told in dual timelines and stretching the bounds of realism, A Southern Enchantress celebrates the generational love of women bound even beyond death.

When Suzanne - a clairsentient enchantress - meets Max, an irresistible rogue, at a Garden District soiree, destiny is at play. As their relationship sizzles, Suzanne experiences an uptick in...

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What I liked most about A Southern Enchantress by Deborah Trahan was its vivid descriptions of the settings of Mississippi’s Gulf Coast and New Orleans. The book’s narrative takes place in dual timelines and describes the lives of several generations of women in the Lafountain family, a family with talent for folk magic, spellcasting and even clairsentience.

Published by Atmospheric Press.

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This was a lovely surprise. I have never picked up a "paranormal" book before but this one intrigued me, I think because the setting is New Orleans and I love New Orleans.
Sometimes setting is so lovely that it is virtually a character in and of itself. In this book, setting was that. I was drawn into the story by the setting. Also, an honorable mention goes to the dialogue which is some of the best I have seen in a while: realistic and natural but not mundane. The characters were all compelling (both real and paranormal).
If there is any criticism, it would be that the plot could be a bit confusing. There was a dual timeline, which was clearly delineated in the titles of the chapters but it took some time to figure out why it was there. With the atmosphere, mood and setting though, it was easy enough to be intrigued until I could figure it out.
I would give it 4.5 stars and I would be interested in reading more by the author. Even more, I am now more willing to add paranormal to my reading repertoire.

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This was a beautifully done novel, it had everything that I was looking for from the description. The characters felt like they were meant to be there and enjoyed the historical elements going on. It felt like it was supposed to and had a great writing style. Deborah Trahan does a fantastic job writing this and look forward to more.

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Thank you so much for the opportunity to read this book. I enjoyed it, though I was taken out of the story by POVs and timelines jumping around. It threw me off a bit, but I really loved the descriptions of the areas they were in, the characters, and the historical elements.

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