Book ‘Black Candle Women’ by Diane Marie Brown

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“Propulsive and poignant, Black Candle Women concocts an intoxicating potion of warmth, wisdom, and wonder.” — Ava DuVernay. A warm and wry family drama with a magical twist about four generations of Black women, a family curse, and one very complicated year of heartache, miscommunication, and learning to let go. Generations of Montrose women — Augusta, Victoria, Willow — have lived together in their quaint two-story bungalow in California for years. They keep to themselves, never venture far from home, and their collection of tinctures and spells is an unspoken bond between them. But when seventeen-year-old Nickie Montrose brings home a boy for the first time, their quiet lives are thrown into disarray. For the other women have been withholding a secret from Nickie that will end her relationship before it’s even begun: the decades-old family curse that any person they fall in love with dies…

Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (February 28, 2023); Pages: 368 pages; ISBN-10: 1525899910; ISBN-13: 978-1525899911; ASIN:‎ B0B1JGTQ4C

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Author’s biography: Diane Marie Brown is a writer who lives in Southern California. A professor at Orange Coast College and a Public Health Professional for the Long Beach Health Department, she grew up in Stockton, California, then later moved to Los Angeles to attend UCLA. After many years working in public health and disaster preparedness, she earned a degree in fiction at USC’s Master of Professional Writing Program. She lives in Long Beach, California with her husband, their four daughters, and dog Brownie. Her debut novel, Black Candle Women, will be out March 7, 2023.

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