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Healing the Bayou By Mary Bernsen,

  • Title: Healing the Bayou
  • Author: Mary Bernsen
  • ISBN: 9781329066885
  • Page: 304
  • Format: Paperback
  • After learning that she is adopted, Eliza sets off to locate her biological family and finds them in the Louisiana bayou But they re than just locals they re descended from the area s most famous Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau Eliza s great great grandmother Surrounded by a mysterious world of seances, spells, and sacrifices, Eliza finds herself worshiped as the last grAfter learning that she is adopted, Eliza sets off to locate her biological family and finds them in the Louisiana bayou But they re than just locals they re descended from the area s most famous Voodoo queen, Marie Laveau Eliza s great great grandmother Surrounded by a mysterious world of seances, spells, and sacrifices, Eliza finds herself worshiped as the last great priestess What s , she s inherited the ability to heal the souls of others with a simple touch of her hands Eliza is expected to cultivate this gift so she can claim her title as Queen and return the Voodoo community to glory A task Eliza wouldn t mind as long as she could perform it beside the devastating Samuel Mueller But according to tradition, Samuel is her keeper, and a keeper never becomes romantically involved with his ward His sacred duty is to protect her And the bayou is rife with enemies who would sacrifice anything to eliminate outsiders like Eliza
    Healing the Bayou After learning that she is adopted Eliza sets off to locate her biological family and finds them in the Louisiana bayou But they re than just locals they re descended from the area s most famous Vood

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    1. I absolutely loved this book I really wasn t sure what to expect, and when I saw it was about Voodoo, I was kind of apprehensive All I d ever heard or seen about Voodoo was that it about doing evil and curses But that s not all this culture is about there is a good side as well, a side that can do positive things and bring healing That s what our young protagonist Eliza finds out In doing so though she encounters danger, and there someone or perhaps than one person out to kill her It s a thrill [...]

    2. I was pleasantly surprised with this novel Being from Louisiana, I was anxious leery about capturing the essence of New Orleans the whole Voodoo stereotype It kept my attention from beginning to end The heir to the Voodoo throne is trying to indeed find out where she came from who she is after tragedy strikes She knows she s special because of this strange gift that she carries Never in a million years did she thought she was the grand daughter of the most powerful Voodoo queen The book was fast [...]

    3. I received this book for free in exchange for a honest review.I really enjoyed this book The main character is realistic and her struggles engrossing The trip into voodoo and the superstitions and feel of New Orleans were very well done The romance was suitably fiery, if a little quick and the plot was fast paced.I do feel that the book could have been a little longer A longer book would have developed the relationships between the characters a little and made the denouement of a shock Definit [...]

    4. This book got my attention from the start I wasn t sure what to expect, but I was pleasantly surprised to read a great voodoo book I love this author s knack for such description that I could see it all happening like i was there.

    5. Eliza Morgan has just lost her parents in a horrible accident Plagued by mysterious dreams and a rare condition gift she comes to find out that her parents were hiding a big secret from her and it completely flings her into a world of mystery, spells, rituals, spirits and a history she knows nothing about On a search for her biological parents she finds that danger and murder have been following her since she was an infant Armed with new friends and family Eliza has to learn the culture she was [...]

    6. The author has created a world of paranormal aspects that does not get mentioned in many books, which intrigued me to want to read The cover is what first made me want to read this novel because of the vibrant color schemes and the mystery that you can see lies within Always feeling like there was to the life than what she is Eliza finds herself thrown into a whole new world of secrets that she must uncover to find out who and what she truly comes from Apparently though she has had someone watc [...]

    7. This is the first book I have read about Voodoo and I loved it The story is about a woman named Eliza that was given up for adoption as an infant When she is told about her adoption she decides she wants to know her birth family and sets off for the Louisiana Bayou She soon discovers that she is a direct descendent to Marie Laveau the area s infamous voodoo queen Eliza has inherited the gift of healing with the touch of her hand This gift she needs to prefect and claim her title as the Queen and [...]

    8. Well, the first thing I can say about this book is it caught me in the very beginning It makes feel for the character of Eliza She has had a rough life so far but things are looking up for her Marie Laveau Eliza s great great grandmother, this character s name makes me think of American Horror Story Coven, this of course makes me want to find out about Eliza and her Grandmother and the Voodoo mysteries of this book I love the cover of this book Eliza is very pretty and this is talked about quit [...]

    9. Mary Bernsen has created a sympathetic, strong heroine who is thrust into a voodoo bayou community after the death of her family She must decipher friend from enemy and take her rightful place in this new home.I ve never read a book before with a voodoo theme but have wanted to do so This book did not disappoint I learned so much of the culture which was expertly woven into the plot as the heroine delves into the spirit world and harnesses her own inherited powers.The romantic aspect of this nov [...]

    10. 5 star ratingBook cover is very appealing and of high quality This is a brilliant story and a great read I truly enjoyed it Eliza Morgan was 24 when her parents died and she found out she d been adopted Curious to find out who she really was, she searches for her biological family and finds out she was from a magical world Her sleep is filled with dreams of magical powers and of her gorgeous protector Samuel but when her dreams become reality, she needs to find out who she can trust She starts t [...]

    11. Interesting and mysterious After the tragic loss of her parents Eliza Morgan finds her self going back to her roots to find her birth parents This throws her into a world of superstition, magic and voodoo Meeting Samuel who is very protective she finds herself going through a world that she knows nothing about but is filled with a history that she needs to learn This book was interesting as I have never read a book about voodoo and oh yeah the heat was good too

    12. the author has created a crazy, creepy, and vivid world that isnt too far from reality The way she tells the story makes you think it really could happen Eliza is a character thats easy to feel for and samuel is a hero thats easy to swoon over.

    13. Since I m the author, I suppose that makes me biasedbut I hope you all enjoy reading about this world as much as I enjoyed writing it

    14. This book started off really strong and got my attention right away Unfortunately, about halfway through things fell a little flat I felt like there was a ton of potential in this story but as things progressed it felt very rushed This was a very quick read and I personally feel like if it was quite a bit longer and explained things in detail then I would have felt invested in the story.The book begins as Eliza is reeling from the recent deaths of her parents In dealing with the aftermath of t [...]

    15. There was a lot I loved about this book starting with the fact that it name dropped my hometown several times Pensacola and took place in New Orleans I found this book because the author was named as an author of the week in a book club, and downloaded the first sample, then decided I was hooked I enjoyed the first half immensely I thought it was great build up, great chemistry, and a lot of fun Then kind of went downhill in the end The book should have been 300 pages, not 170 as there was so mu [...]

    16. Eliza s life is in turmoil Her parents have both died in a horrible car accident, she herself has been in a car accident and now she finds out she was adopted When her aunt and uncle offer no real clues to her past, she goes to New Orleans to find the house where her birth mother lived Eliza has no real friends She must keep everyone literally at arm s length because of a sensory issue where touching another person brings her extreme pain So heading out on her own, she leaves the only home she h [...]

    17. I love reading books that are set in the Deep South of the US at the moment There is something so charming and eerie about them at the same time Healing the Bayou is no exception I loved learning so much about Voodoo I found it really, quite intriguing.The beginning of the book had me gripped pretty much from the start Mary Bernsen s storytelling is certainly catchy, however I found that the latter half of the book seemed to all happen too fast I wanted to know much about the way things happen [...]

    18. Some one is trying to Kill Eliza Unfortunately for her she finds his out at her parents funeral when she gets into an accident Then on top of that she finds out that she is adopted When she finally meets her Aunt, a whole different world opens up She is caught between love and destiny.OK I loved this story It is different but told so well The story slowly unfolds Slow enough to not give everything away but quick enough to keep you interested Then She finds Samuel is her keeper but they are also [...]

    19. This read like a young adult book very little romance Overall just ok type story The full review can be seen on my blog 7 5 14

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