Anne’s entire life has been a lie. She must find the courage to discover who she is, including this terrifying, inexplicable ability she was born with.
Following the death of her dominating mother, Anne Fontaine decides to leave the bayou to reconnect with her estranged half-sister, Adrienne Deschanel. Her hope is to forge a relationship with Adrienne that was not possible when her mother was alive. Secretly, she also hopes to find out if her extraordinary supernatural talents are shared by anyone else.
When Nicolas Deschanel gets wind of Anne’s presence, he suspects that she is one of many con artists after his sister’s money. Not knowing that her story is true, he engages in a game of cat-and-mouse with her, deciding to have a little fun.
Eventually, circumstances find both of them back at the Deschanel family seat, Ophélie, where secrets and stories come to life.
“A wonderful facet about Cradit’s writing is its fluidity and organization. Her prose never allows the suspension of disbelief to be broken. And her narrative voice shows the readers how much Cradit loves her characters.”– Becket, Assistant to Anne Rice and Bestselling Author
“Reminiscent of a young Anne Rice, Cradit paints her New Orleanian story through charmingly authentic characters and alternating points of view, leaving readers begging for more. Though this is a short piece that connects and supplements Cradit’s full length novels, Flourish serves to entertain, fulfill, and entice. Highly recommended!”- Jessica Sanchez
“Cradit is a masterful storyteller, providing enough detail to give the reader a strong sense of place, a sense of having traveled to Ophelie, The Gardens, St. Charles Avenue. Her characters are complex and mature under her skillful writing.”– Marie Bailey