Minister's Daughter

Minister's Daughter

by Julie Hearn
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Minister's Daughter by Julie Hearn

"Powers of the air, be here now. So mote it be."

Nell is a wild child. Conceived on May Morning, she is claimed by the piskies and faeries as a merrybegot, one of their own. She is the village cunning woman's granddaughter: herb gatherer and healer, spell-weaver and midwife...and, some say, a witch.

Grace is a Puritan minister's daughter: beautiful and refined, innocent and sweet-natured...to those who think they know her. But she is hiding a secret — a secret that will bring everlasting shame to her family should it ever come to light.

A merrybegot and minister's daughter — two girls who could not have less in common. Yet their fates collide when Grace and her younger sister, Patience, are suddenly spitting pins, struck with fits, and speaking in fevered tongues. The minister is convinced his daughters are the victims of witchcraft. And all signs point to Nell as the source of the trouble....

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780689876912
Publisher: Atheneum Books for Young Readers
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 272
Sales rank: 798,331
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Julie Hearn was born in Abingdon, England, near Oxford, and has been writing all her life. After studying to be a journalist, she worked in Australia and lived in Spain, before returning to England, where she worked as a features editor and columnist. She is now a full-time writer. Her first book published in the United States was The Minister's Daughter.

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The Minister's Daughter 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Set in England in 1645, the story of the minister's two daughters and the local cunning woman's granddaughter, Nell. The daughters conspire to have Nell and her grandmother condemned for witchcraft. The three girls have more in common with each other than first guessed, and the addition of fairies and piskies keeps things interesting. This is a dark tale, and I would not lump it with other young adult books. Well-written, imaginative, and interesting switching between 1645 (present tense, 3rd person) and 1692 (1st person) narrative.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
Okay, i must admit that i bought this book because of its cool cover. i knew i needed to read it soon becuse the cover made it look so interesting. i started it and it was good but not one that i couldn't put down untill all the mystery with the daughter started to happen. When all the mystery started to come together, i couldn't put it down. The ending is so amazing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was just incredible. Its forms of writing was just indescribable. I never really read books that had writing 1st person singular:says vs. said, replys vs. replied but now it's the only way I type my stories. It just sounds so out of place adding the ED to the ends of words! But this book wasn't just good for its unique style, but its content was exquisite. It was filled with an interesting plot, that felt like you were more in the future that back in the 1600's. I love historical fiction and I loved being able to read such an interesting book as this one. In the beginning, I was somewhat confused, but after the first chapter, it was all growing on me and I had a concept over the book that I could understand just perfectly. The description was also wonderful in this book. I don't know about you but the two description words I would use is Page-turner and addicting. But I mean, anyway, how else would you describe a perfect book?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the debut novel of first time british writer Julie Hearn who tells the tale of an accused witch Nell by villagers and Grace the minister's daughter who seems perfect. They blame Nell for being witch to hide a secret that is considered sin and evil. What will be the fate of Nell and will Grace's devasting secret come out into the open?
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was impossible for me to put down. I loved it! The writing and the plot are irresistible. One of the best I have read yet. Even though this is being marketed to teens, I think adults will enjoy it as well. You will not be disappointed.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am only half way through it and it is really good!!I recomend it to ages 12 and up...I dont thik 11 and under would understand it. Libba Bray really liked it adn she is the author of A Great and Terrible Beauty and her book was fantastic...Both of these books are my number one choices!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Two different girls living two different lifes. This book is inapporpriate for young children to read
SleepDreamWrite More than 1 year ago
Two different girls. One is hiding something and the other is accused of being a witch so the others secret wouldn't be found out. What secret is she hiding? What will happen to the other girl? The cover caught my eye and the summary sounded good.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Interesting...
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have just recently begun the book but have already noticed that there is a lot of witchcraft in the book. When I read the authors notes in the back, she said that many of the 'spell' are actual wiccan spells with a a bit of a twist. So if you are looking for a book appropriate for christian young adults, I wouldn't recommend this one!