Book Review for THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL by Hester Fox
THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL by Hester Fox
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My Highly Caffeinated Thought: An eerie and heartfelt tale in which the writing is only surpassed by the superb storytelling.
THE WITCH OF WILLOW HALL is one of the most eloquent and masterful books I have read this year. The author not only gives her reader a solid historical novel with a hint of romance but also weaves into the threads of the story the supernatural elements effortlessly.
Before I go any further, I have to point out the author's talent. This book is brilliantly written and expertly plotted so that the reader's experience is nothing short of enjoyable. For me, I was in awe of the way everything blended together and I was transported in time to Willow Hall. The characters, the setting, and the emotions in these pages captivated.
I can't recommend this book more. If you are someone who enjoys tales of love, loss, and family, this book is for you. Should you also crave a hint of magic, then this book is a must-read. Curl up and get cozy, because this is going to be a journey you will not soon forget.
Reviewer Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the publisher and TLC Book Tours in exchange for an honest review.
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.
New Oldbury, 1821
In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.
The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.
All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…
About the Author: Hester Fox comes to writing from a background in the museum field as a collections maintenance technician. This job has taken her from historic houses to fine art museums, where she has the privilege of cleaning and caring for collections that range from paintings by old masters, to ancient artefacts, to early American furniture. She is a keen painter and has a master’s degree in historical archaeology, as well as a background in Medieval studies and art history. Hester lives outside of Boston with her husband and two cats.
Paperback: 368 pages
Publisher: Graydon House; Original edition (October 2, 2018)
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