The Witch's Daughter (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Jan 18, 2011 - Fiction - 320 pages
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

An enthralling tale of modern witch Bess Hawksmith, a fiercely independent woman desperate to escape her cursed history who must confront the evil which has haunted her for centuries

My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. If you will listen, I will tell you a tale of witches.  A tale of magic and love and loss.  A story of how simple ignorance breeds fear, and how deadly that fear can be.  Let me tell you what it means to be a witch.

In the spring of 1628, the Witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true Witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate: the Warlock Gideon Masters. Secluded at his cottage, Gideon instructs Bess, awakening formidable powers she didn’t know she had. She couldn’t have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life.

In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life. She has spent the centuries in solitude, moving from place to place, surviving plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality. Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth opens her heart to Tegan and begins teaching her the ways of the Hedge Witch. But will she be able to stand against Gideon—who will stop at nothing to reclaim her soul—in order to protect the girl who has become the daughter she never had?

 

  

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The story telling was interesting and well done. - Goodreads
Extremely anti-climactic ending. - Goodreads
First of all, I liked the premise. - Goodreads
However, the plot was sometimes slow-moving. - Goodreads
Paula Brackston has a good writing style. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Michelle Koch - Goodreads

A good read. I particularly enjoyed the early part of the book dealing with the witch trials. I found it to be a bit of a stretch in plot when the author involved the Jack The Ripper killings in the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

great book, every time you think you know whats happening, you are proved other wise. Read full review

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
7
Section 3
16
Section 4
19
Section 5
22
Section 6
27
Section 7
40
Section 8
52
Section 21
174
Section 22
181
Section 23
187
Section 24
195
Section 25
206
Section 26
209
Section 27
210
Section 28
217

Section 9
76
Section 10
87
Section 11
98
Section 12
124
Section 13
130
Section 14
133
Section 15
134
Section 16
136
Section 17
139
Section 18
140
Section 19
146
Section 20
159
Section 29
218
Section 30
220
Section 31
227
Section 32
239
Section 33
253
Section 34
260
Section 35
276
Section 36
285
Section 37
289
Section 38
305
Copyright

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About the author (2011)

Paula Brackston is the author of a travel book, The Dragon's Trail. She has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK, and her autobiographical writing has been published in several anthologies. She lives halfway up a Brecon Beacon with her partner and their two children.

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