April 12, 2023

Black Candle Women

"Voodoo is the more spiritual part." ~ 75%

Before delving into this book review, let us admire the cover. The rich shades of purple, pop of yellow, brown-skinned women and of course, lit candles. Along with the title is what caught my interest. Unfortunately the buck stops there.

Black Candle Women is a family drama with a magical twist about four generations of Black women with a family curse. The Montrose women have always lived together. But when a boy is brought home for the first time, each woman has to reckon with her own past choices and reveal the secret that any person a Montrose woman falls in love with will die.

Then the story goes back to 1950s New Orleans with a mysterious book. Random, right? It was all too confusing, jumpy and simply not my kind of story. Although, it has been named Best Book of the Month by several media outlets including Shondaland, Reader's Digest, BookRiot and Goodreads. So it may be to your liking! 

Happy Belated Pub Day, Diane Marie Brown! Black Candle Women is now available.

Disclaimer: An advance copy was received directly from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Opinions are my own and would be the same if I spent my hard-earned coins.

Title: Black Candle Women
Author: Diane Marie Brown
Published: February 2023
Pages: 336
Edition: Galley
Genre: Fantasy Fiction
Rating: 🖤

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