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I have been searching for so long for a certain series of novels. The only things I remember about the series is that the covers had an eye and a house partly submerged under water. It was a series of 6 books, each with a different colour. The plot concerns a woman who mysteriously appears after a flood in a southern town ruled by the matriarch of a family. The mysterious woman ends up marrying this matriarch's son and then the fun begins: disappearances and good fortune to those who deserve it.

If this sounds at all familiar, please help.

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This is the series Blackwater by Michael McDowell.

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It is indeed a series of 6 books in the Southern Gothic genre. They concern the mysterious arrival of a woman, Elinor Dammert, to a flooded town ruled by the matriarch of a powerful family — the Caskeys. Dammert eventually marries the eldest son in the family. As the story evolves, it turns out that Dammert has a supernatural secret.

The first book was released in 1983. The covers are variations of the ones above and below, with each book having a different hue. The common element is the eye.

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The books in the series were:

  • The Flood
  • The Levee
  • The House
  • The War
  • The Fortune
  • Rain

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