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Short Synopsis
In a new novel from Martina Boone comes the story of Barrie Watson, who wants nothing more than to break away from her mother's rule, but when her mother suddenly dies, she goes to live with her aunt. Soon, she begins to unravel the mystery of her family's legacy.

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All her life, Barrie Watson has been a virtual prisoner in the house where she lived with her shut-in mother. When her mother dies, Barrie promises to put some mileage on her stiletto heels. But she finds a new kind of prison at her aunt's South Carolina plantation instead—a prison guarded by an ancient spirit who long ago cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts that became compulsions.

Stuck with the ghosts of a generations-old feud and hunted by forces she cannot see, Barrie must find a way to break free of the family legacy. With the help of sun-kissed Eight Beaufort, who knows what Barrie wants before she knows herself, the last Watson heir starts to unravel her family's twisted secrets. What she finds is dangerous: a love she never expected and very real enemies who want both Eight and Barrie dead.

"Boone's debut mixes a Southern gothic setting with fantasy and romance for an engrossing, albeit over-the-top mystery." ---School Library Journal

"A paranormal Southern gothic with decadent settings, mysterious magic and family histories." ---Kirkus

"[D]ebut author Boone's southern gothic certainly delivers a compelling mystery about feuding families and buried secrets, not to mention a steamy romance." ---Booklist

"[Boone] skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure, all while exploring the island and its accompanying legends." ---Publishers Weekly

"Jacob did an excellent job narrating from the characters to capturing the atmospheric vibe of the story." ---Caffeinated Book Reviewer

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Heirs of Watson Island


Author Martina Boone

Narrated by Joell A. Jacob

Publication date Apr 7, 2015

Running time 12 hrs

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