Publisher: Thornhill Print (20 Oct 2013)
Voodoo Child is the third book in the voodoo romance series of novellas by bestselling author Janice Horton. The first book in this series is ‘How Do You Voodoo?’ and the second is ‘Voodoo Wedding’. Each novella is approximately 66 pages or 20,000 words in length.
In ‘Voodoo Child’, ex-celebrity UK fashion model Nola and her handsome Haitian husband Louis are expecting their first baby. But as one precious life begins another is about to end. Louis’s beloved old Uncle Sid is dying and has declared his last wish is to see Louis and Nola’s new baby baptised on St John’s Eve – the most important event in the voodoo calendar. The voodoo isn’t over for Nola or for Louis!
Voodoo Child begins two weeks before the baby is due. Nola is scared. Ritha in New Orleans is working her voodoo magic for a safe birth. They find out Uncle Sid’s dying wish and Louis is worried that Nola will say no to travelling so soon after the birth. Despite his angst about all things voodoo, Louis has a strong sense of family and duty and needs to be able to grant that wish.
Ritha works her magic again for a safe journey and they find that their travelling goes smoothly. Back in the family fold, Nola and Louis have some disagreements – after all, he is trained in medicine and reveres the science above voodoo magic!
I’ve enjoyed Horton’s voodoo romance series. I love the magical mixed with the mundane and the strong sense of family and belonging. Horton moves us smoothly through the different cultures. I’ve seen the main characters grow throughout, especially Nola from that arrogant fashion model!
In Voodoo Child, we experience the heritage and the legacy – passing something special down through the generations. I really felt I was with them all on St John’s Eve – excellent description of the celebration.
My only complaint is that I could have read more than the 66 pages!
I would love to see how their daughter copes with her heritage …
I would like to thank the author for providing an ecopy in exchange for an honest review.