Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday: THE WITCH'S DAUGHTER by Paula Brackston


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by Paula Brackston

Thomas Dunne Books, 1/18/2011
ISBN: 978-0-312-62168-1, ISBN10: 0-312-62168-X,
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 320 pages

Description (from the publisher):
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.

Part historical romance, part modern fantasy, The Witch’s Daughter is a fresh, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches. 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.


About the author (from the publisher):
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.

11 comments:

Wall-to-wall books said...

Oh my gosh!! I want this book!
Thank yo so much for the heads up. I will be looking for it!

TheBookGirl said...

Sounds like a really interesting one...I like that it has the historical angle to it :)

Zibilee said...

Oh! This is definitely the book for me! I am off to add this one to my list. Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

librarypat said...

Sounds like a book I would enjoy. Thanks for the information on it. It comes out on my birthday. I might have to make it a present to myself.

nomadreader (Carrie) said...

I love the cover. Thanks for bringing it to my attention!

laughlovewrite said...

Yay This sounds good. I like that it is historical and modern all roled up into one. Very nice choice, thank you for sharing it because I am definitely adding it to my list. Really.

My WOW is a little different. Check it out.

Jessica @ Laugh Love Write

SJH (A Dream of Books) said...

I really like the sound of this! I'll look out for it in the library.

Megan Marie said...

O wow! This one sounds really good. Can't wait to get my hands on it :)

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

this one sounds like one I'd love, and that cover is awesome.

bermudaonion said...

Great pick! What a fabulous cover!

jewelknits said...

This looks great! Even the cover is wonderful! I'm going to have to look it up!

Julie @ Knitting and Sundries