Wormwood Marriage

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wormwood marriageIn this twisting novel, a new bride’s devotion turns to fear after marrying the wrong person.

After a tumultuous courtship, multiple accusations of infidelity, and aggressive behavior, Hannah Cotton still marries Scotty Brian, believing she can change him into the godly husband she desires. On their wedding night, Scotty’s only child, Charlessa Brian, is murdered. Scotty withdraws, talks less to Hannah, and revisits his psychic daily. After only a few weeks of marriage, Hannah overhears her new husband communicating with his dead daughter.

Still obsessed with killing Lenny Woodson, the man Scotty thinks is sleeping with Hannah, Scotty is even more fixated on executing Boston Matheson, the man he believes is responsible for his daughter’s death. Scotty hires a private investigator to discover everything about Charlessa’s former boyfriend, learning that Boston Matheson is an educated, sophisticated drug baron called BM, for Boss Man and Big Man.

Boston turns out to be more notorious and high-ranking than Scotty expects. Having started as a Chicago gang leader, he maneuvers his way into a respectable position, acquiring a Master of Business Administration from Northwestern University and owning a trucking business that he uses to transport illegal drugs.

Scotty befriends Boston on a train trip, visits him in Chicago, and portrays himself as a surrogate father. He attempts to entice BM to his hometown, Madison, WI, to have him killed.

Meanwhile, Hannah is determined to make the marriage work. She refuses to look at Scotty’s behavior and acknowledges that he didn’t demonstrate Christian behavior. He talks the religious talk but doesn’t walk the walk. She shrugs off Scotty’s negative behaviors, constantly making excuses for his obnoxious and disrespectful attitude. Hannah works at being a virtuous, righteous, and submissive wife, while Scotty becomes more belligerent and starts spending time and money on other women.

Unable to discover any infidelity after months of following Hannah, Scotty returns his focus to Boston Matheson. Scotty continues charming Boston until BM visits Madison. The plan does not go as Scotty imagined, and BM leaves Madison unharmed. Scotty hatches another plan for Drug Enforcement Agents to search Boston’s delivery trucks. DEA finds Illegal drugs, but BM gets off on a technicality.

After two years of marriage and Scotty’s abuse progressing from verbal to physical, and evil spirits manifesting more profoundly, Hannah tells Scotty to leave her home. Demonic creatures visualize and threaten Hannah.

The question remains: Will Hannah survive the Wormwood Marriage, or will she discover, too late, the power that resides within her?

Wormwood Marriage is a sequel to B H Carter’s debut novel, Bedeviled. It is a fascinating account of Hannah’s journey to finding the courage to trust her sixth sense and live life abundantly. Readers everywhere will be on the edge of their seats as they read B H Carter’s suspenseful novel, Wormwood Marriage, leading the reader on Hannah’s path to breaking free from an abusive relationship.

WORMWOOD MARRIAGE is a powerful novel inspiring those struggling to break free from unequally yoked partnerships.

**WARNING** 18+ Readers Only. Graphic content and subject matter.

B H CARTER is a retired group facilitator, trainer, registered nurse, and addiction counselor. She spent more than two decades working in the medical and mental health specialty, networking and assisting women needing domestic abuse services. For many years, Barbara volunteered at religious, community, and professional organizations as an intercessor, encourager, teacher, and planner. She enjoys spending time with her Lord, Jesus Christ; her son, Darrin; daughter-in-love, Melody; her grandchildren, Tarrin, Kameron, and Jaylen; and her extended family.

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