Daughters of the Witching Hill

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Mariner Books #ad - Daughters of the Witching Hill is a powerful novel of intrigue and revelation. Sharratt interweaves well-researched historical details of the 1612 Pendle witch-hunt with a beautifully imagined story of strong women, family, and betrayal. Bess southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman.

When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights. Daughters of the witching hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch-hunt.

Daughters of the Witching Hill #ad - As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, in her craft, as well as her best friend, Alizon, who ultimately turns to dark magic. Drawing on the catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. This e-book includes a sample chapter of Illuminations.

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Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen

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Mariner Books #ad - Gripping. But through the study of books and herbs, through music and the kinship of her sisters, Hildegard found her way from a life of submission to a calling that celebrated the divine glories all around us. Offered by her noble family to the Church at the age of eight, she lived for years in forced silence.

Like ann patchett’s Bel Canto, Illuminations is primarily about relationships forged under pressure. Publishers Weekly “Masterful. Saint paul Pioneer Press. Illuminations is riveting, following von Bingen through. To emerge as one of the significant voices of the 12th century. Sharratt brings one of the most famous and enigmatic women of the Middle Ages to vibrant life in this tour de force, which will captivate the reader from the very first page.

Illuminations: A Novel of Hildegard von Bingen #ad - Sharon kay penman “One could not anticipate this majesty and drama. Unforgettable. January magazine one of the most extraordinary women of the Middle Ages, composer, Hildegard von Bingen—Benedictine abbess, healer, saint—experienced mystic visions from a very young age. In this brilliantly researched and insightful novel, Mary Sharratt offers a deeply moving portrait of a woman willing to risk everything for what she believed, a triumphant exploration of the life she might well have lived.

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Ecstasy: A Novel

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt #ad - Gustav mahler fell in love with her at first sight and proposed only a few weeks later. Torn by her love and in awe of his genius, wife, author, daughter, how will she remain true to herself and her artistic passion?   Part cautionary tale, Ecstasy reveals the true Alma Mahler: composer, sister, mother, part triumph of the feminist spirit, lover, and muse.

. Bauhaus founder Walter Gropius abandoned all reason to pursue her. But alma loses her heart to the great composer Gustav Mahler, nearly twenty years her senior. Poet and novelist franz Werfel described her as “one of the very few magical women that exist. But who was this woman who brought these most eminent of men to their knees? In Ecstasy, Mary Sharratt finally gives one of the most controversial and complex women of her time the center stage.

Ecstasy: A Novel #ad - Coming of age in the midst of a creative and cultural whirlwind, young, beautiful Alma Schindler yearns to make her mark as a composer. A brand-new era of possibility for women is dawning and she is determined to make the most of it. In the glittering hotbed of turn-of-the-twentieth-century Vienna, one woman’s life would define and defy an era Gustav Klimt gave Alma her first kiss.

He demands that she give up her music as a condition for their marriage.

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The Dark Lady's Mask

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Mariner Books #ad - The idea of a smart, ‘we shall write comedies, artistic woman telling Shakespeare, beautiful, you and I’ is as heady as the elderflower wine Aemilia’s household staff brews. Washington post   “atmospheric, like shakespeare’s plays, carefully plotted…and, well-researched, chock-full of equal parts mirth and pith to please all.

Minneapolis Star Tribune. Will gains fame and fortune for their plays back in London and years later publishes the sonnets mocking his former muse. Paul pioneer press   “an absorbing bildungsroman that grapples with strikingly contemporary issues of gender and religious identification”—New York Times Book Review “An exquisite portrait of a Renaissance woman pursuing her artistic destiny in England and Italy, who may—or may not—be Shakespeare’s Dark Lady.

The Dark Lady's Mask #ad - Margaret george, best-selling author of Elizabeth I    Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. Their italian idyll, though, cannot last. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and to gain freedoms only men enjoy—and then a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything.

Not one to stand by in humiliation, Aemilia takes up her own pen in her defense, and in defense of all women. Named one of the Best Books of the Year by the St. The two outsiders strike up a literary bargain: they leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies together and where Will falls in love with the beautiful country—and with Aemilia, his Dark Lady.

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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

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Hachette Books #ad - This discovery launches connie on a quest--to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power: a physick book, its pages a secret repository for lost knowledge. The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it: Deliverance Dane. But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem, she can't refuse.

Harvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation. A spellbinding, beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history--the Salem witch trials. As she is drawn deeper into the mysteries of the family house, Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth-century Bible.

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane #ad - Written with astonishing conviction and grace, The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the 1690s and a modern woman's story of mystery, intrigue, and revelation. As the pieces of deliverance's harrowing story begin to fall into place, Connie is haunted by visions of the long-ago witch trials, and she begins to fear that she is more tied to Salem's dark past then she could have ever imagined.

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Witch Child

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Bloomsbury Children's Books #ad - Witch Child #ad - But old superstitions die hard and soon Mary finds that she, like her grandmother, is the victim of ignorance and stupidity, and once more she faces important choices to ensure her survival. The woman gives her tools to keep the record of her days - paper and ink. With a vividly evoked environment and characters skilfully and patiently drawn, this is a powerful literary achievement by Celia Rees that is utterly engrossing from start to finish.

Mary is taken to a boat in plymouth and from there sails to the New World where she hopes to make a new life among the pilgrims. When mary sees her grandmother accused of witchcraft and hanged for the crime, she is silently hurried to safety by an unknown woman.

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The Winthrop Woman

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Mariner Books #ad - A rich and panoramic narrative full of gusto, sentimentality and compassion. And so, as a response to this almost unmatched courage and vitality, Governor John Winthrop came to refer to this woman in the historical records of the time as his “unregenerate niece. Anya seton’s riveting historical novel portrays the fortitude, and ultimate triumph of the Winthrop woman, humiliation, who believed in a concept of happiness transcending that of her own day.

Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded.

The Winthrop Woman #ad - It is bound to give much enjoyment and a good many thrills. Times literary Supplement “Abundant and juicy entertainment. New york Times. The winthrop woman is that rare literary accomplishment — living history. Really good fictionalized history like this often gives closer reality to a period than do factual records.

Chicago tribune in 1631 elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World.

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A Secret History of Witches

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Redhook #ad - And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters -- witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift. Even so, the orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival.

A Secret History of Witches #ad - I loved it. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden. But when world war ii looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic.

. After grand-mère ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Brittany, 1821. Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time. Laure eve, author of The Graces.

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The Blue

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Endeavour Quill #ad - Her screenplays have placed in several prominent industry competitions. Two scripts reached the semi-finalist round of the Nicholl Fellowships of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences. But in particular, where not only does she learn about porcelain, she must learn the secrets of the colour blue… The ensuing events take Genevieve deep into England’s emerging industrial heartlands, but also about the art of industrial espionage.

Kudos and highly recommended!' - historical novel Society, and Editor's Choice'Bilyeau is an impressive talent who brings to life a heart-stopping story of adventure, art and espionage during the Seven Years War. Stephanie dray, bestselling author of My Dear Hamilton'Historical fans will be well satisfied.

The Blue #ad - Publishers weekly 'with rich writing, surprising twists, and a riveting sense of 'you are there, ' The Blue is spine-tingling entertainment. Gayle lynds, rolling stone, dujour, entertainment weekly, New York Times bestselling author of The Assassins Nancy Bilyeau has worked on the staffs of InStyle, and Good Housekeeping.

If only she could reach Venice. With the heart and spirit of her huguenot ancestors, Genevieve faces her challenges head on, but how much is she willing to suffer in pursuit and protection of the colour blue? ‘.

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The Witch's Daughter: A Novel

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Thomas Dunne Books #ad - But her solitude abruptly ends when a teenage girl called Tegan starts hanging around. 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. 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, is a fresh, paula brackston's New York Times bestseller, compelling take on the magical, The Witch's Daughter, part modern fantasy, yet dangerous world of Witches. 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. 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.

The Witch's Daughter: A Novel #ad - . 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. My name is elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. 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.

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The Witch's Trinity: A Novel

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Crown #ad - Come morning, she no longer knows if the horror she witnessed was real or imagined. A gripping, well-told story of faith and truth. Khaled hosseini, bestselling author of The Kite Runner“A disturbingly effective historical novel. Boston globe“beautifully written, nary a word out of place, and with a few moments that throw you beyond—the way good books do.

. No one in the village know this, and güde herself worries that perhaps her mind has begun to wander—certainly she has outlived all but one of her peers in Tierkinddorf. As the friar turns his eye on each member of the tiny community, Güde dreads what her daughter-in-law might say to win his favor.

Then one terrible night Güde follows an unearthly voice and the scent of charred meat into the snow-filled woods. He brings with him a book called the malleus maleficarum—“the witch’s Hammer”—a guide to gaining confessions of witchcraft, and promises to identify the guilty woman who has brought God’s anger upon the town, burn her, and restore bounty.

The Witch's Trinity: A Novel #ad - Güde müller suffers stark and frightening visions—recently she has seen things that defy explanation. Yet of one thing she is absolutely certain: She has become an object of scorn and a burden to her son’s wife. She only knows that if the friar hears of it, she may be damned in this life as well as the next.

The witch’s trinity beautifully illuminates a dark period of history; it is vividly imagined, elegantly written, haunting, and unforgettable.

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