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The Catalain Book of Secrets

A Book Club Pick!

Jess Lourey


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From the bestselling author of Unspeakable Things comes a modern fairy tale about four generations of Catalain witches battling the curse that threatens to destroy their already-divided family once and for all.

"Lourey expertly concocts a Gothic fusion of long-held secrets, melancholy, and resolve..." ―Publishers Weekly

"Think Alice Hoffman...spell-binding " ―Midwest Book Review

"The novel is tightly plotted, and Lourey shines when depicting relationships―romantic ones as well as tangled links between Catalains...." ―Kirkus Reviews

Faith Falls is a snug little Minnesota town constructed over a mystery, a place where the most impressive building is a gorgeous Victorian mansion. In a concealed room beneath the mansion's twisting stairs lies the Catalain Book of Secrets. Ursula Catalain, current keeper of the Book, is content to brew spells for the locals. Some want to lose weight, others to fall in love. It's all the same to Ursula, who has little time for the outside world.

Little time, that is, until the man she thought she killed decades earlier appears, brooding, powerful, and bent on revenge.

When his seductive magic lures Ursula's granddaughter into the darkness, the clashing Catalain women must settle their age-old feuds or lose the girl forever.

A lush, intoxicating tale about the poison and power of secrets...and the strength of family.

BONUS: Includes exquisitely-illustrated pages from the ancient Book of Secrets.

Read this page-turning bestseller today If you'd like to spend more time with the Catalain women, check out Seven Daughters, a Catalain novella.

Toadhouse Books, 9781948584081, 346pp.

Publication Date: June 3, 2018