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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,202 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Wittig Albert Narrator: Julia Gibson Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The China Bayles Mysteries Release Date:
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In Bloodroot, bestselling author Susan Wittig Albert transports listeners to a haunted house oozing with family secrets.

Lawyer turned herbalist China Bayles returns to the Deep South, where her family’s legacy of silence is at last broken—and the past finally, unforgettably, speaks the truth.

A frantic phone call from her mother brings China back to her family’s Mississippi plantation—a place she’d forsaken long ago. But the late-spring air is thick with fear—and from the moment she arrives, China knows something has gone desperately wrong at Jordan’s Crossing. An ancient property deed has surfaced, and the man who uncovered it has mysteriously vanished. And as the fates and fortunes of two very different families collide in frightening, unpredictable ways, China must face disturbing new questions about her family’s past—and her own future.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A wonderful reading experience.”

    Midwest Book Review

  • “A complex, emotional mystery highlights this latest entry in the popular China Bayles series. The nature of the story combined with the look it takes at the old and new South make this an extremely satisfying read.”

    RT Book Reviews

  • “Susan Wittig Albert’s bestselling China Bayles mystery series grows in an exciting new direction in Bloodroot.”

    Barnes & Noble, editorial review

  • “Albert has created captivating new characters and a setting dripping with atmosphere.” Publishers Weekly
  • “This is Southern storytelling at its best, and Julia Gibson does justice to the writing in her lightly accented speech...Her voice is seductive, drawing the listener in and creating the perfect atmosphere to track the threads of the narrative. Despite the many characters, flashbacks, and intertwined threads, the listener will have no trouble following the story.”


Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Pylgrym | 2/14/2014

    " I am a sucker for books about my home state but I should stay with our authors. Mississippi has more honored authors than any other state. Mississippibelieveit.com. Albert's book has an interesting storyline and good characters. I never read any China Bayles before. However, Ms. Wittig's knowledge of race relations in the South seems to be stalled somewhere between D. W. Griffith's Birth of a Nation and the Sixties freedom riders. I grew up here and I know the changes made and as someone who travels extensively with a black colleague and has a friend who dates only white women, I can assure you that it is no longer a hanging offense. The men are perfectly comfortable flirting with perfect strangers. The misrepresentation of the state jaundiced my view of the overall book. As we say around here, what you know depends on where you stand. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Dottie | 2/9/2014

    " This is one of my top Albert picks as it adds to the usual herbs, recipes and sleuthing the lure of genealogy and illegitimate family lines alongside inherited disease. Quite a brew! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kendra | 2/8/2014

    " I enjoyed this addition to the China Bayles series, especially taking China out of Pecan Springs and learning more about her family's history. Although I liked the change in setting, I also didn't like it for all the secondary characters were hardly in the story. Really missed the regulars from Pecan Springs. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Catsalive | 2/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this China Bayles mystery. The unfolding of deep family secrets is always fascinating, & the secrets in the deep south of USA always seem nastier - maybe it's the heat & mosquitos that do it, or maybe it's the history of the country that makes it so much seamier. "

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