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The Witch of Willow Hall Read ☆ 0 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 conseuences but those around you as wel Forced to flee Boston in the wake of a scandal the Montrose Family moves into their summer estate Willow Hall in New Oldbury Massachusetts The three sisters Catherine Lydia and Emeline take the move about as well as can be expectedThe setting and language of this novel are both enchanting I was surprised to learn that this is a debut as the writing feels lush and experienced I loved the overriding gothic vibes that extended throughout the story There is always an underlining feeling of menace which is something I always enjoy In regards to witchcraft it is subtle in nature and I felt very well portrayed It is by no means the bulk of the story but hints are sprinkled throughout with it becoming a prominent feature in the second halfThe interactions between the sisters particularly Catherine and Lydia reminded me so much of Downton Abbey s Mary and Edith It is not a warm and fuzzy sisterly relationship by any means In fact their constant battling provides most of the drama in the bookThere is also uite a bit of romance I am so exhausted by the courtship patterns of this time period I just cannot even imagine dealing with all that formality No one ever seems to say what they feel which can be so frustrating Honestly it s a wonder anyone ended up with the person they wanted to be withOverall I was very impressed with this It was a pleasure to read The overarching feeling of suspense the subtle supernatural undertones the hauntings and the domestic drama were all so much fun I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction especially if you enjoy things with a gothic atmosphereThank you so much to the publisher Graydon House Books for providing me with a copy to read and review I very much appreciate the opportunity and and am kicking myself for not having picked this up in October as I had originally planned

Summary The Witch of Willow HallThe Witch of Willow Hall

The Witch of Willow Hall Read ☆ 0 LNew 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 histo Two centuries after the Salem Witch Trials there s still one witch left in Massachusetts But she doesn t even know itIt was the year of 1811 and it was the Bishop boy that started it all He pelted stones at passing carriages He lurked around every corner responsible for every terrible thing in the world that Lydia s mind could not comprehend Her Pa brought home a black cat for her and her sister Catherine It was an outdoor cat The cat s name was Bartholomew and would sueak in greeting before she got to the straw filled crate That day when she entered the barn the cat did not greet her She peeked into the crate the cat was dead and the straw had blood on it Things got hazy for Lydia She went storming into the street in a rage She had a purpose of what needed to be done But she still did not know how she was going to do it The Bishop boy was found and didn t hide the fact that there was fur on his cuffs and his brown shoe was splattered with blood Then he turned to the stash of pebbles he was collecting There was a dozen people gathered around the cobblestones by the time Tommy Bishop was crying for his mother That was when Lydia came back to herself and realized how many eyes were on her and what she had done Her mother snatched Lydia up More than anything else she was afraid of what was going to happen to her She was afraid that she would be sent away Her mother sat her on a bench She braced herself for her sentencing She was never punished Her mother told her if anyone asked about it they would say that it was only a scuffle Her mother then told her that she must never show the world what it is inside of her She told her not to tell anyone what happened Her mother also made it clear that should it come out again that they could find themselves turned out of their home or worse She never thought that they might be turned out for other reasons and and certainly not for the rumors that surround them now which are that rumors This is a spooky gothic novel It is just perfect for the fall Halloween season I loved the gothic atmosphere and even enjoyed the romance that fitted into the story The book had everything in it A witch ghosts spookiness suspense and some dark secrets There was some magic but there wasn t any witch spells which made it realisticThe estate they live in 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 Emmeline I loved the characters and there were some unlikable characters too I loved Lydia the best John was a very likable character too Cyrus was an unlikable character too Another unlikable character was Catherine She was just so selfish and just cared about herself She was so jealous I loved the ghosts too which I am not going to name them because it could spoil the story This was a Traveling Sister read and I think we all enjoyed it and I enjoyed reading this and discussing it with themII want to thank Edelweiss Hester Fox and Grayson HouseHarleuin for the copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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The Witch of Willow Hall Read ☆ 0 Ry that call to Lydia and to the youngest EmelineAll three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows but none 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 A Gothic tale just perfect for October A terrfic blend of romance and ghostly happenings Set in 1821 New England two centuries after the infamous witch trials we come to a creepy house with a family whose lineage holds many secrets So incredibly atmospheric this was a sisters read and some of us were reminded of the atmosphere rnvoked in past Gothic reads Rebecca Jsne Eyre and Wuthering Heights The chilling kind of old fashioned read where one can use words like torrid and sordid If you read this you will see how well they fitCharacters to like especially Lydia one to find reprehensible Catherine and a mysterious stranger John What they mean to each other what the house wants from them will be revealed to the reader exactly when it is time Although chilling suspenseful it never gets uncomfortably dark I thought it was just right Not a big fan of romantic novels but this story would not have worked without which I don t often say The writing the descriptions are very well done and the atmosphere created just perfect A wonderful rest for a dark rainy eveningARC from Edelweiss

  • Paperback
  • 364
  • The Witch of Willow Hall
  • Hester Fox
  • English
  • 03 May 2020
  • 9781525833014