The Witch's Daughter: A Novel
My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. Each new settlement asks for a new journal, and so this Book of Shadows begins...
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 at the hands of the panicked mob: the Warlock Gideon Masters, and his Book of Shadows. Secluded at his cottage in the woods, Gideon instructs Bess in the Craft, awakening formidable powers she didn't know she had and making her immortal. 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 for herself, tending her garden and selling herbs and oils at the local farmers' market. But her solitude abruptly ends when a teenage girl called Tegan starts hanging around. Against her better judgment, Elizabeth begins teaching Tegan the ways of the Hedge Witch, in the process awakening memories--and demons--long thought forgotten.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - MaureenCean - LibraryThing
This was a pleasant read, I was expecting just to be entertained, given the nature of the book, and it did deliver that. When I see others who write about things being formulaic or being able to ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - sdmtngirl - LibraryThing
It isn't the first time I've read this premise, but Paula Brackston has a writing style that draws you in and keeps you reading, even when the plot has holes, the character development could have used ... Read full review