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Lowcountry Spirit

Title: Lowcountry Spirit
Author: Ann Hite
Publisher: Pocket Star
Publication Date: August 12, 2013
ISBN: 9781451692327
Pages: 80
How I got it: NetGalley

In a prequel to Ghost on Black Mountain, Ann Hite follows Nellie Pritchard's family tree back to three slaves girls on  Georgia's Sapelo Island. Whether in the field or the kitchen of the sea island cotton plantation, each girl possesses her own form of magic. A marsh witch appears to Emmaline, Celestia and Liza individually. She protects women and girls... but at a price. In a  neo-slave narrative with magic realism,this e-novella starts to unravel hidden stories and touches on the too common question of paternity among slave children. Transitioning from North Carolina to Black Mountain at the end of the novella, Hite provides the stories of the rest of the three girls' lives but not the full link to Nellie Pritchard. There is ample opportunity to expand this connection and I hope that this novella becomes a full prequel to Ghost on Black Mountain. 

I received an advanced copy of this work in exchange for an honest review

**Read Ann Hite's Where Our Words Land on It's Only A Novel's blog

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