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Black Candle Women

Black Candle Women

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1950s, 2023: ‘All of you are cursed, you hear me? An ugly death for the ones with whom you fall in love’

  • Genre: Familiy drama

What you need to know before your trail

For generations, the Montrose women have lived alone with their secrets, their delicate peace depending on the unspoken bond that underpins their family life – Voodoo and hoodoo magic, and a decades-old curse that will kill anyone they fall for.

When seventeen-year-old Nickie Montrose brings home a boy for the first time, this careful balance is thrown into disarray. For the other women have been keeping the curse from Nickie, and revealing it means that they must reckon with their own choices and mistakes.

As new truths emerge, the Montrose women are set on a collision course that echoes back to New Orleans’ French Quarter, where a crumbling book of spells may hold the answers that all of them have been looking for…

Travel Guide

New Orleans

The city of black magic and vampires if the stories and movies are anything to go by. It it also well known as being the city of voodoo and the dark arts.

New Orleans is famous for its Creole cuisine, unique dialects, and its annual  Mardi Gras. The historic heart of the city is the French Quarter, which is the setting of the novel. Bourbon Street in paticular is colourful and eventful. The red light district is also here, side by side the voodoo shops.

One story thread is set in the 1950s. Here we find out about the history of voodoo spells, how they worked and who carried them out. What is the curse on the Montrose women and how does it work?


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Destination/location: New Orleans  Author/guide: Diane Marie Brown   Departure Time: 2023

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