Halifax, North Carolina, 1783.
Captain Stuart Monroe returns home from the Revolutionary War to find Thornton Hall threatened by a peacetime foe: debt. He knows the location of a treasure amassed to pay for the capture of Benedict Arnold that would restore his manor to its former glory. The catch, it's hidden in the graveyard, and coveted by old enemies.
Hettie Fairfax inherited the Sight from her Cherokee ancestors, and her otherworldly visitors warn her, and Stuart, away from the buried treasure. Half-dead from fever, she delivers a message: the treasure is cursed. But will he believe a girl half out of her mind with illness? Even when a very real enemy attempts to poison her?
Stuart soon wants to marry Hettie, but she fears her "odd ways" will blemish his reputation. The spirits have their own agenda, however, and the battle against darkness tests everything the couple holds dear, including their love for each other.
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“Traitor's Curse” is a well written and refreshing read, full of incidents, intrigues, intense loyalties, innocent dupes, loves and hatreds … and dangerous spars against evil schemes. The adventures both disrupt and intensify a developing romance centred in the Southern United States, following the War of independence against Britain. Secondarily the story attracts the reader to likeable, loyal and talented slaves … that are not free. … yet. The supernatural interventions mixed with foreshadowing are well done and believable, whether or not the reader doubts the ghostly possibilities and curses, they work well in the story … and do keep the reader turning the pages. The rapidly developing love story carries with it some inner turmoil in matters of belief and trust, but the gripping external conflicts are laced with danger and evil intent. The story draws the readers into the midst of the fray. And keeps them there. I readily recommend this novel, “Traitor’s Curse” to anyone who wants to settle into a captivating read created by Beth Trissel, as she weaves her knowledge of the South, herbs and history into this enjoyable love story.
This story is filled with very descriptive narrative that makes you see where you are. You feel as if you are IN the room or standing with those you are reading about! It contains danger, intrigue, a ghost, a VERY feminine man whom you can't help but despise, since we have met him in the previous book, witchcraft and grave robbing and of course a wonderful love story! This does not even begin to give you a glimpse of the characters you will find. Some you will love and others you'll wish gone.All I can say is this story was so well written, as all Ms. Trissel's work is , in my opinion, that you hate to put it down and are sad when it's done. Even though you enjoy the entire journey she has taken you on! All tied up in a bow..or is it? I HIGHLY recommend this story. Do yourself a favor and read this!