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Persuasion (Heirs of Watson Island) Hardcover – October 27, 2015

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Gr 9 Up—Compulsion (S. & S., 2014) found Barrie Watson traveling to her Aunt Pru's house on Watson Island in South Carolina to live after her disfigured mother's death and her guardian's entrance into hospice care. Once there, Barrie uncovers her mother's mysterious past, one that includes a three-way feud among the founding families of the island and a possible family curse. In Persuasion, Barrie returns to Watson Island to discover it under the siege of reporters and ghost hunters looking into its weird history. Added to this, she has to deal with a new stranger who claims to know the secret to breaking the curse and demands her help in exchange for a favor. If she refuses, he threatens to take away her special ability to find things. Boone's series is an interesting take on the Southern Gothic. Recommended for fans of romance and mystery with a bit of paranormal thrown in.

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PRAISE FOR COMPULSION . . . 
    
"Skillfully blends rich magic and folklore with adventure, sweeping romance, and hidden treasure . . . An impressive start to the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- Publishers Weekly
     
Eight Beaufort is so swoon-worthy that it's ridiculous. Move over Four, Eight is here to stay!"  --  RT Book Reviews, RT Editors Best Books of 2014

   
"Darkly romantic and steeped in Southern Gothic charm, you'll be compelled to get lost in the Heirs of Watson Island series." -- JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT, #1 New York Times bestselling author

"A fresh twist on the Southern Gothic -- haunting, atmospheric, and absorbing." -- CLAUDIA GRAY, New York Timesbestselling author of A Thousand Pieces of You and the Evernight and Spellcaster series 
    
"A stunningly magical debut with a delicious slow burn to be savored. I want to live in this story world!" -- WENDY HIGGINS, USA Today and New York Times bestselling author of the Sweet Evil trilogy

"Beautifully written, with vivid characters, a generations-old feud, and romance that leaps off the page, this Southern ghost story left me lingering over every word, and yet wanting to race to the compelling finish. Compulsion is not to be missed." -- MEGAN SHEPHERD, author of The Madman's Daughter
   
"The perfect southern family saga, charming and steamy on the surface, with cold-blooded secrets buried down deep. What more do you want? More time to read it, that's what." -- KENDARE BLAKE, author of Anna Dressed in Blood and Antigodess


"A shivery, delicious Southern Gothic with feuding families, dark spirits, ancient curses... and caught up in the middle, a young girl learning to live and love for the first time. Atmospheric and suspenseful, Compulsion will draw you in and hold you until the very last page." -- LEAH CYPESS, author of Death Sworn
    
"A star-crossed romance, lush gothic plantations, and an island full of intrigue--Compulsion was a heart-pounding race to the finish! A thrilling debut!" -- KIMBERLY DERTING, author of The Body Finder series


"Ancient spirits, mystery, and Southern charm--Compulsion mixes dark magic with darker family secrets in a way that'll make you relieved there are two more books. I can't wait to continue reading about Barrie and the rest of Watson island!" -- KAT ZHANG, author of What's Left of Me
    
"Boone's southern gothic certainly delivers a compelling mystery about feuding families and buried secrets, not to mention a steamy romance." -- Booklist