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. 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.
Readers will long remember the fiercely independent heroine who survives plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality to remain true to herself, and protect the protégé she comes to love. Against her better judgment, elizabeth begins teaching Tegan the ways of the Hedge Witch, in the process awakening memories--and demons--long thought forgotten.
Part historical romance, the witch's daughter, is a fresh, part modern fantasy, Paula Brackston's New York Times bestseller, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, he would be hunting her across time, centuries later, 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. 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.
. My name is elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years.
The Return of the Witch: A Novel The Witch's Daughter Book 2
Paula brackston's debut novel, was the little book that could--with a captivating story, and eye-catching package, remarkable heroine, The Witch's Daughter, it has now netted over 200, 000 copies in all formats. In the time since she the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world learning from all manner of witches, and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was.
Three people steeped in magic weave a new story, but not all will survive until the end. However, vengeful power, her skills are no match for Gideon's dark, and he succeeds in capturing her. Now paula returns with its sequel the return of the Witch, a fabulous and intriguing historical backdrop, featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, another bewitching tale of love and magic, and a headstrong and relatable heroine readers will cheer for.
After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Will elizabeth be able to find her? will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all?In a breathless journey that takes them through history to the 17th and 19th centuries, witch pursues warlock. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter.
The Winter Witch: A Novel
Concerned for her safety, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, and Cai Jenkins, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, seems the best choice. Here, she thrives, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, her wild nature and her magic blossoming.
After her wedding, morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, whom she does not know, and wary of this man, and who will take her away to begin a new life. A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her.
She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic—the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill. New york times bestselling author paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales in The Winter Witch, an enthralling tale of love and magic.
In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. But she soon falls in love with Cai's farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana's affections.
Forced to defend her home, morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, and herself from all comers, her man, enchanting novel. An enthralling tale of love and magic.
Dorothy Must Die
I didn't ask to be some kind of hero. And now no one is safe. My name is amy gumm—and I'm the other girl from Kansas. They say she seized power and the power went to her head. I know the song about the rainbow and the happy little blue birds. I've been trained to fight. They say she found a way to come back to Oz.
There's still a road of yellow brick—but even that's crumbling. What happened? Dorothy. But when your whole life gets swept up by a tornado—taking you with it—you have no choice but to go along, you know?Sure, I've read the books. The new york times bestselling first book in a dark new series that reimagines the Oz saga, from debut author Danielle Paige.
I didn't ask for any of this. But i never expected Oz to look like this. And—dorothy must die. To be a place where good witches can't be trusted, Wicked Witches may just be the good guys, and winged monkeys can be executed for acts of rebellion. Take the Lion's courage. And i have a mission: Remove the Tin Woodman's heart.
. I've been recruited by the Revolutionary Order of the Wicked.
The Vine Witch
To stay on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity, along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of her life. And the vineyard she was destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger. Vigneron jean-paul martel naively favors science over superstition, and he certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches.
But elena knows a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley. A washington Post and Amazon Charts bestseller.
Cleverly crafted…the vine witch is a grown-up fairy tale with a twisty-turn-y story line of magic, love, and betrayal that holds your attention…Pure escapism. Forbesa young witch emerges from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy set in turn-of-the-century France. For centuries, the vineyards at château Renard have depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley.
Then the skill of divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is struggling to return to her former life.
The Twelfth Enchantment: A Novel
The key to victory may be connected to a cryptic volume whose powers of enchantment are unbounded. Join the Circle for author chats and more. But just as she is resigned to a life of misery, a handsome stranger—the poet and notorious rake Lord Byron—arrives at her house, stricken by what seems to be a curse, and with a cryptic message for Lucy.
Now, challenged by ruthless enemies with ancient powers at their command, Lucy must harness newfound mystical skills to preserve humanity’s future. Lucy derrick is a young woman of good breeding and poor finances. And enthralled by two exceptional men with designs on her heart, she must master her own desires to claim the destiny she deserves.
After the death of her beloved father, she becomes the unwanted boarder of her tyrannical uncle, fending off marriage to a local mill owner. With england on the cusp of revolution, lucy inexplicably finds herself awakened to a world where magic and mortals collide, and the forces of ancient nature and modern progress are at war for the soul of England.
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The Witch's Trinity: A Novel
No one in the village know this, and güde herself worries that perhaps her mind has begun to wander—certainly she has outlived all but one of her peers in Tierkinddorf. In these desperate times her daughter-in-law would prefer one less hungry mouth at the family table. A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth.
Khaled hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner“A disturbingly effective historical novel. Boston globe“beautifully written, nary a word out of place, and with a few moments that throw you beyond—the way good books do. As the friar turns his eye on each member of the tiny community, Güde dreads what her daughter-in-law might say to win his favor.
Then one terrible night Güde follows an unearthly voice and the scent of charred meat into the snow-filled woods. Come morning, she no longer knows if the horror she witnessed was real or imagined. He brings with him a book called the malleus maleficarum—“the witch’s Hammer”—a guide to gaining confessions of witchcraft, burn her, and promises to identify the guilty woman who has brought God’s anger upon the town, and restore bounty.
Güde müller suffers stark and frightening visions—recently she has seen things that defy explanation. She only knows that if the friar hears of it, she may be damned in this life as well as the next.
The Matrimonial Advertisement Parish Orphans of Devon Book 1
What he needs, in short, is a wife and a matrimonial advertisement seems the perfect way to acquire one. Their marriage was meant to be a business arrangement and nothing more. Now, he needs someone to smooth the way for him with the villagers. But greyfriar's Abbey isn't the sort of refuge she imagined. Someone to manage his household--and warm his bed on occasion.
And ex-army captain justin Thornhill--though he may be tall, dark, and devastatingly handsome--is anything but a romantic hero. He needed Redemption. Justin has spent the last two decades making his fortune, settling scores, and suffering a prolonged period of torture in an Indian prison. But when helena's past threatens, will justin's burgeoning feelings for his new bride compel him to come to her rescue? Or will dark secrets of his own force him to let her go?
For this impressive Victorian romance, Matthews crafts a tale that sparkles with chemistry. An excellent series launch that will appeal to fans of Loretta Chase and Stephanie Laurens. Publishers WeeklyShe Wanted Sanctuary.
One Thousand White Women: The Journals of May Dodd One Thousand White Women Series Book 1
Toward that end May and her friends embark upon the adventure of their lifetime. Grant, is intended to help assimilate the Indians into the white man's world. Government, travel to the western prairies in 1875 to intermarry among the Cheyenne Indians. One thousand white women is the story of May Dodd and a colorful assembly of pioneer women who, under the auspices of the U.
S. The covert and controversial "Brides for Indians" program, launched by the administration of Ulysses S. Jim fergus has so vividly depicted the American West that it is as if these diaries are a capsule in time.
The Mountain Between Us
Now a major motion picture starring Kate Winslet and Idris Elba. How will they make it out of the wilderness and if they do, how will this experience change them forever? Heart-wrenching and unputdownable, The Mountain Between Us will reaffirm your belief in the power of love to sustain us. But when unthinkable tragedy strikes, the pair find themselves stranded in Utah’s most remote wilderness in the dead of winter, badly injured and miles from civilization.
An atmospheric, suspenseful and gripping story of two people finding love while fighting to survive. When a blizzard strands them in salt lake city, hoping to return home; Ben Payne is a gifted surgeon returning from a conference, two strangers agree to charter a plane together, and Ashley Knox, a magazine writer, is en route to her wedding.
Without food or shelter, and only ben’s mountain climbing gear to protect themselves, but their reliance on each other sparks an immediate connection, Ashley and Ben’s chances for survival look bleak, which soon evolves into something more. Days in the mountains become weeks, as their hope for rescue dwindles.
The Silver Witch: A Novel
As tilda comes under threat from a dark power, one reminiscent of Seren's prophecy, she must rely on Seren and ancient magic if death and disaster are not to shatter her life once more. On this same lake in Celtic times lived Seren, a witch and shaman. When she explores the lake's ancient magic and her own she discovers Seren, the woman in her vision of the boat.
Their two lives strangely mirror each other's, suggesting a strong connection between the women. She hopes that the tranquil surroundings will help ease her grief, and lessen her disturbing visions of Mat's death. Instead, the lake in the valley below her cottage seems to spark something dormant in her – a sensitivity, and a power of some sort.
In her own time, tilda's grief begins to fade beside her newfound powers and a fresh love. When a vision came to her of the Prince amid a nest of vipers she warned of betrayal from one of his own. Prince brynach both loved and revered her, but could not believe someone close to him wished him harm, even as the danger grew.
Animals are drawn to her, electricity shorts out when she's near, and strangest of all, she sees a new vision; a boatful of ancient people approaching her across the water. A year after her husband's sudden death, ceramic artist Tilda Fordwells finally moves into the secluded Welsh cottage that was to be their new home.
She was respected but feared, kept separate from the community for her strange looks.