Review: How Do You Voodoo? by Janice Horton

As promised here is my Day 7 review.  I am spotlighting How Do You Voodoo by Janice Horton.  This is the first in her trilogy.  They are all short novellas.  In How Do You Voodoo we are introduced to Janice Horton’s wonderfully imaginative writing.  The story is definitely addictive and had me picking up another of her stories right after I finished this one.  Its a great romance with a bit of a lesson.  For my full review be sure to keep reading after the book blurb.  Oh!  Don’t forget you only have one week left for my big giveaway!

18718254Book Blurb:

Loveless fashion model Nola Nichols thinks being beautiful is a curse; that is until she is cursed and her looks begin to fade just a week before the most important photo shoot of her career. In her attempts to get uncursed she finds herself taking part in a rather unconventional funeral, involved in a voodoo ritual, reveals one or two unrests in her own past and falls madly in love with a doctor. Erm, that would be a witch doctor, right…?

Review:

The beautiful but selfish and self-centered Nola is returning from her getaway to the Caribbean.  Now that Nola was on her way back to the UK and  looking forward to a big photo shoot all she wants to do is rest on the plan.  But, all of that is thwarted when a woman is brought into the cabin where she is and begins making a lot of noise.  Nola being the diva that she is is angered by this disruption.  She is rude to the hysterical woman and to the flight crew.  While Nola is busy demanding things the woman begins placing a voodoo curse on Nola.  At the time Nola doesn’t believe that could be what the woman was doing.  But, when her precious looks seem to be gone almost over night then she believes.  In an attempt to beg the woman to lift the curse.  When she finds out what happened to the woman she thinks all hope is lost.  That is until she finds the woman’s son.  With her son she must help him so that he will help her, but in doing so will the curse be lifted or will she be forced to leave the career and life she has lived for so long.

Though this was only a novella, this story was as good as some of the full length novels I have read.  The story was wonderfully told and the characters did a great amount of developing in a short amount of pages.  I really enjoyed Nola’s transition and the value the finally found in being judged by who she was instead of what she looked like.  I think this story was great example of the kind of storyteller Janice Horton is.  I can’t wait to read the rest of the trilogy and one of her full length novels.  I know that I will enjoy those as much as I did How Do You Voodoo.

 

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