THE BOOK OF THE OBEAH SANDRA CARRIGTON SMITH
Melody Bennet is on a mission to return her grandma’s ashes to the bayou to have them bless by a friend and scattered in the swamp. The journey is the beginning of self-discovery and fighting off a threat from outside forces to retrieve something they think Melody has. Melody discovers the history that Voodoo plays in her heritage. The discovery that she has a gift of “sight” forces her to accept and trust and open herself to new possibilities. In finding an old diary and an ancient manuscript Melody’s beliefs are challenged as she educates herself in the ways of voodoo and magick. Her life is turned upside down when other factions want the book and will do everything to get it. Murder, mystery and high speed chases make this a page turning, riveting read. I got an education that voodoo isn’t bad unless used for evil purposes. It’s not just magick it is a way of life that was brought over from Africa with the slave trades. I recommend this book that is a history lesson wrapped in a great story. I give this 5 stars for suspense and great story-telling.