The Catalain Book of Secrets

The Catalain Book of Secrets

by Jess Lourey

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From the bestselling author of Unspeakable Things comes an epic love story about four generations of Catalain women battling the curse that threatens to destroy their already-divided family.

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, sexy, brooding, and bent on revenge.

When his seductive magic lures Ursula's daughter into the darkness, the clashing Catalain women must finally come together or lose the woman forever.

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

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

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

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

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

Product Details

BN ID: 2940162127734
Publisher: Toadhouse Books
Publication date: 06/03/2018
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 266,824
File size: 6 MB

About the Author

Jessica (Jess) Lourey writes about secrets.

She's the bestselling Lefty, Agatha, and Anthony-nominated author of nonfiction, YA adventure, magical realism, suspense, and thrillers. Jess is a tenured professor of writing and sociology, a recipient of The Loft's Excellence in Teaching fellowship, a writing retreat leader, a Psychology Today blogger, a leader of writing retreats, and a TEDx presenter. Check out her TEDx Talk to discover the surprising inspiration behind May Day, her first published novel.

She lives in Minneapolis with her family and her foster cats (and occasional foster puppies, but those goobers are a lot of work). You can find out more at

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