From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes an absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II -- perfect for fans of Practical Magic, The Witch's Daughter, and A Discovery of Witches. Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar -- two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband -- who is not quite the man she thought she married. Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves -- and the child they think of as their own -- from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family...For more from Louisa Morgan, check out A Secret History of Witches.
|Publisher:||Hachette Book Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.60(w) x 5.80(h) x 1.10(d)|
About the Author
Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym for acclaimed author Louise Marley. She is a finalist for the 2018 Endeavour Award, for the novel A Secret History of Witches.
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The Witch's Kind based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
The Witch's Kind is about a young woman named Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte. Strange things are happening and soon a baby is found by their dog. With Barrie's long-lost husband coming back to town, Barrie and Charlotte must decide how far they will go to protect themselves and this newly found baby. Barrie is an interesting character because a lot happens to her, especially when it comes to her marriage. The author does a good job of bringing the past and present together by having the chapters be one or the other. It adds depth to the characters and makes you interested in their lives. The plot was not what I was expecting. There was more talk about aliens than witches and that was a letdown for me since the title has the word witch in it. The only discussion was about water witches and they would have premonitions every once and a while. Excluding the witches part, the plot did keep me invested when it came to her estranged husband. There was a few loose ends that weren't tied up, especially with the mysterious child and government officials which I would have liked to read more about. Overall, it was a decent read and if you like strange happenings and strong females this book is for you! (I received a digital copy from the publisher. All opinions are my own.)
This was a terrific story and now I cannot wait to read The Secret History of Witches by this same author. This story jumps between the 1930’s and 1940’s but it was never confusing. The story touches on witches and aliens and WWII. Barrie Anne is a loving young lady, who makes a tragic mistake by marrying Will. Her Aunt Charlotte has basically raised her after the death of her parents. Charlotte “knows” things and warned Barrie Anne about Will, but she would not listen, she was in love. I really loved the story and the characters. Whenever I thought the story would go one way, there was a little twist and it went another. This book was so beautifully done and I really, really hope there will be another. I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Louisa Morgan has written a fantastic novel.. It's historical fiction with a bit of the paranormal thrown into the mix. Strong female characters give this novel it's heart and soul, along with a great dog!! Barrie Ann and Aunt Charlotte face many hardships in this tale, but they persevere and make through the rough times. It is a beautifully written book where the story unfolds like the magical tale it is. I think fans of Alice Hoffman may enjoy this book because of the bit of the strange and unusual it presents. Thank you to the publisher and NetGalley for allowing me to read and review this novel.