Rootwork by Tracy Cross

The time period is 1889, deep in bayou country. Betty, Ann and Peewee are close-knit sisters ages 10 to 14. Life within the village extends to the siblings visiting their Aunt Teddy, a conjure woman that is skilled in hoodoo and its spiritual practices. Rootwork becomes a focal point of interest within the girls as the form of this folk magick is appointed towards the home coming of spirits as well as a deserved revenge upon those in need of justice.

Author Tracy Cross builds a heartfelt story around a duration of intense racial violence and deliberate oppression. The cabin life surrounding the bayou brings sights, sounds and smell to life with descriptive dialogue of willow trees, Spanish Moss and the humid backwaters that tread comprehensively throughout the pages of Rootwork. Adding to this intoxicating environment is the horror aspect of interacting with the dead, ghosts and those souls who have moved on.

What great characterization Tracy accomplishes. Each individual sister is an experience within itself to the point of truly caring about their well being, especially when equality is yearned for. An absolute first-rate example of cultural narrative.
Visiting graveyards under the blood moon. Gathering devil grass, boiled toads, black cat bones and dirt from a sinner man’s grave by the light of a hand held lantern. Rootwork indoctrinates the usage of visiting graveyards under a blood moon and placing dimes on headstones enabling the sanctions of reciprocal justice - “an eye for an eye and a tooth for a tooth.” All these amazing qualities equal a five star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Horror Bookworm Recommendation.
A Five Star ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Horror Bookworm Recommendation

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