The Witch of Belladonna Bay

The Witch of Belladonna Bay

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In Suzanne Palmieri's thrilling new novel, The Witch of Belladonna Bay, Bronwyn is forced to return home to Magnolia Creek, Alabama - a place she hasn't been since her mother, Naomi, died fourteen years earlier - and the troubled family she left behind. With her brother Patrick behind bars for the murder of her childhood friend and her eccentric father, Jackson, at wits end with her eleven year old niece Byrd, Bronwyn finds herself back at her childhood home, the Big House, and surrounded by ancient Magnolia trees dripping with Spanish moss. But before she can even take in what she left behind, she's wrapped up in the mysteries surrounding the murder and what the "Strange Ways" running through little Byrd might mean. As Bronwyn unravels the secrets behind the murder, long forgotten memories surface, and the magic living quietly inside of her grows stronger, creating an unbreakable bond between her and Byrd - a bond that will define both of their fates forever.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 368 pages
  • 139 x 209 x 24mm | 322g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 1250015537
  • 9781250015532
  • 885,880

Review quote

"With a profound understanding of the ties that bind us through the generations and beyond the grave, Suzanne Palmieri has created some of the most emotionally resonant characters I've met in a long time. An enthralling tale of murder, magic, forgiveness, and redemption, The Witch of Belladonna Bay cast its southern spell on page one and hasn't released me yet." --Brunonia Barry, New York Times bestselling author of The Lace Reader and The Map of True Places

"Murder, mystery and magic meld in a novel of absolute enchantment. About the lies we tell, the love we struggle for, and the way we find our way back to our rightful place in the world, Palmieri's book is a stunner." --Caroline Leavitt, New York Times bestselling author of Pictures of You and Is This Tomorrow

"Ms. Palmieri's authentic dialogue, and ability to paint a family in crisis, is both charming and layered. If you're a lover of Southern fiction, magic in its many forms, and the kind of storytelling that keeps you turning the pages, you've come to the right place, y'all." --Lesley Kagen, New York Times bestselling author of Whistling in the Dark

"Magic weaves its way through this beguiling southern gothic, swirling from the moss-laden trees around the Big House through the misty and menacing Belladonna Bay, and settling into the hearts of Bronwyn and her niece, Byrd, whose Strange Ways most people just don't understand. Reminiscent of Sarah Addison Allen's Garden Spells, this bewitching tale of ghostly mystery, love and family ties will enchant you from the very first page and linger in the air around you long after the last." --Wendy Webb, bestselling author of The Fate of Mercy Alban

"All of Suzanne Palmieri's novels cast a spell, and The Witch of Belladonna Bay is no exception. Palmieri delivers a rich and magical story about the two most powerful forces in life: family and love." --Elin Hilderbrand, author of Beautiful Day

"Suzanne Palmieri has crafted a riveting tale that will keep you up late at night guessing what will happen next. It is a story that will intrigue both male and female readers. Guys, don't let this one slip past you." --Jason Mott, New York Times bestselling author of The Returned
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About Suzanne Palmieri

Suzanne Palmieri is the author of The Witch of Little Italy. Writing as Suzanne Hayes, she is also the author of Empire Girls and I'll Be Seeing You. She lives with her husband and three daughters in Connecticut.
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Rating details

980 ratings
3.91 out of 5 stars
5 32% (313)
4 38% (376)
3 21% (209)
2 6% (61)
1 2% (21)

Our customer reviews

Did I enjoy this book: I really did. It kind of creeped me out, but it had me hooked. The Witch of Belladonna Bay was an interesting read that had me lured at the beginning, grabbed ahold of me about a third of the way in, and wouldn’t let me go until the end. I read this book in a day because I had to read it every free chance I had. It had a bit of romance, some family drama and history, magic, and ghosts. This book was unexpected. It was haunting. I enjoyed the different narrators. The reader is reading from Bronwyn’s, Byrd’s, or Naomi’s point of view. That was different, and I liked the different, distinct voices. Byrd was my favorite–so innocent, yet so old. She had a gift. I loved the parade scene. Bronwyn was finding her way and place. I liked watching her embrace her heritage. Naomi kind of broke my heart. She was lost and confused. It was hard to hear her story. I wish I had learned more about Ben, his family, and his role. I think this is a book I will read again. I’ll bet this is a book that I will find out something new every time I read it. We’ll have to see. I have Ms. Palmieri’s book, The Witch of Little Italy, on my bookshelf waiting to be read. I think I will have to move it up in the queue. Would I recommend it: Yes. The Witch of Belladonna Bay would be a perfect beach or summer night read. Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.show more
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