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Release Day: Healing the Bayou by Mary Bernsen

Today, Parliament Readers return to the bayou for some more Voodoo that she do / he do. Last time we adventured with Marie Laveau, it was in the bestselling Blue Bottle Tree by Beaird Glover! But today, we celebrate the release of Healing the Bayou by Mary Bernsen...who casts a different kind of spell with her new, YA Voodoo adventure.

What if you found out you were a descendant of the most famous Voodoo queen?

After learning that she is adopted, Eliza sets off to locate her biological family and finds them in the Louisiana bayou. But they're more 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 more, 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...

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