Beautiful Creatures meets Gone with the Wind in the spellbinding second novel in the Heirs of Watson Island trilogy that “skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure” (Publishers Weekly, on Compulsion).
Grieving the death of her godfather and haunted by her cousin Cassie’s betrayal, Barrie returns from a trip to San Francisco to find the Watson plantation under siege. Ghost-hunters hope to glimpse the ancient spirit who sets the river on fire each night, and reporters chase rumors of a stolen shipment of Civil War gold that may be hidden at Colesworth Place.
The chaos turns dangerous as Cassie hires a team of archeologists to excavate beneath the mansion ruins. Because more is buried there than treasure. A stranger filled with magic arrives at Watson’s Landing claiming that the key to the Watson and Beaufort gifts—and the Colesworth curse—also lies beneath the mansion. With a mix of threats and promises, the man convinces Barrie and Cassie to cast a spell there at midnight. But what he conjures may have deadly consequences.
While Barrie struggles to make sense of the escalating peril and her growing feelings for Eight Beaufort, it’s impossible to know whom to trust and what to fight for—Eight or herself. Millions of dollars and the fate of the founding families is at stake. Now Barrie must choose between what she feels deep in her heart and what will keep Watson’s Landing safe in this stunning addition to a series filled with “decadent settings, mysterious magic, and family histories rife with debauchery” (Kirkus Reviews, on Compulsion).
Beautiful, lyrical, haunting, mysterious, romantic, rich, thoughtful, dangerous, atmospheric and complex. I love this book.
Atmospheric and packed with magic and mysteries.
Completely engrossing. With new stakes, new characters, and new details of the family legacy that haunts the island, readers will eagerly devour this thrilling second installment in the Heirs of Watson Island series.
Martina Boone writes with sensual description of sights, smells, and temperatures. I can picture the white peacock perched on Aunt Pru’s ancient Mercedes. I can feel the heat from the scorching southern climate. I can taste the Mississippi mud brownies.
Another piece of gorgeousness from Martina Boone!! *happy sigh*.
Swept me off my feet with it’s enchanting mysteries, magic, and oh so addicting romance! This sequel was everything I loved about COMPULSION and a whole lot more!
Recommended for fans of romance and mystery with a bit of paranormal thrown in.
I love imagining myself in this book…walking through the fabulous Watson Island plantations, having Barrie’s magic, discovering all the southern history and searching for hidden treasure! But most of all, I love Barrie and Eight’s romance.
Gorgeous sequel filled with action packed adventure, a lush setting and an unforgettable romance! This is a series you do not want to miss!
This is a charming series, with the Low Country a perfect setting for a family beset by magical gifts and voodoo curses and vicious feuds that last for centuries.
If you’re looking for a beautifully-written, deliciously-atmospheric novel that captivates you from the first page then Persuasion is for you. I highly recommend it.
Old and new fans of the Heirs of Watson Island series will love Persuasion. It is every bit as good as the first book! I cannot wait to see what the third book will bring.
Martina Boone’s follow up to last year’s brilliant tale of love and Southern folklore does not disappoint! The Heirs of Watson island are back, and this time with even more magic and hair-raising adventure.
Took me through a roller coaster of emotions. It truly is a book that touches all the senses and crosses through many book genres.
Unspools questions like the Fire Carrier unspools his ball of flames across the river. Readers will swoon over Eight and Barrie and pray that they’ll make it as a couple.
Filled with fantastic characters both living and dead.
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HEIRS OF WATSON ISLAND, BOOK 2