Monday, December 30, 2013

[Review]: The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston

Title: The Winter Witch
Author: Paula Brackston
Genre: Historical Fiction
Release Date: January 29, 2013

I received this book from St. Martin's Griffin, in exchange for an honest review.

Summary:  In her small Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She has never spoken, and her silence as well as the magic she can't quite control make her a mystery. Concerned for her safety, her mother quickly arranges a marriage with Cai Bevan, the widower from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumours that swirl around her. After their wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving, but she soon falls in love with Cai’s farm and the rugged mountains that surround it, while slowly Cai himself begins to win her heart.

It’s not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there—a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her love, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything.

Thoughts: Excellent story. From the moment you step into Morgana's world you are swept away. The lush description of the Welsh country is breath taking. The Winter Witch is magical. Filled with love, hope and strength. Morgana is a special character.  She doesn't talk, but it isn't because she is simple.  Morgana is just a little broken, and her surroundings along with Cai slowly help her to heal. I just loved reading about them. The blending of the historic and fantasy is perfect. Definitely recommend this one.

Score: 4 Stars

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Witch Novels:
The Witch's Daughter
The Winter Witch
The Witches of the Blue Well: Thoughts on Writing The Winter Witch
The Midnight Witch - March 25, 2014

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