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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (635 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Susan Fletcher Narrator: Rosalyn Landor Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781470803964
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A breathtaking novel of passion and betrayal in seventeenth-century Scotland and the portrait of an unforgettable heroine

February 13, 1692. Thirty-eight members of the MacDonald clan are killed by soldiers who had previously enjoyed the clan’s hospitality. Many more die from exposure. Forty miles south, brilliant, captivating Corrag—accused witch and orphaned herbalist—is imprisoned in the Scottish highlands for her involvement in the massacre. As she awaits her death, she tells her story to Charles Leslie, an Irish propagandist who seeks information she may have condemning the Protestant King William. Hers is a story of passion, courage, love, and the magic of the natural world. By telling it, she transforms both their lives.

As in her award-winning debut novel, Eve Green, Susan Fletcher shows that she is “a novelist with the soul of a poet” (Booklist). This deeply philosophical and dramatic book is about an epic historic event and the difference a single heart can make—and how deep and lasting relationships can come from the most unlikely places.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A stirring historical romance…Sweeps out a lot of the old clichés about witches and casts an enchanting spell in favor of bold women everywhere.”

    Washington Post

  • “A novel with moments of such extraordinary beauty and quiet power that it is impossible, having read it, not to look at the world anew.”

    Guardian (London)

  • “A beautifully written story…Vivid, well-researched and gripping…An assault on the senses. Highly recommended."

    Historical Novel Review

  • “Fletcher gives readers a strong plot…and a triumphant heroine in Corrag, whose travails are truly epic.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[Fletcher’s] descriptions of the natural beauty of the Highlands are hypnotic…Casts a spell that will linger over readers long after they have finished the book.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amanda Bartoszek | 2/19/2014

    " When I first saw this book, I thought it would be really interesting. Unfortunately I didn't really enjoy it. The plot itself was good, but unfortunately its flaw was that the way it was written did not grip me at all. Perhaps if it had been written a different way, I would have enjoyed it more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shushlibrarian | 2/7/2014

    " Wonderfully descriptive and so touching. I haven't read anything of this caliber in some time. Based on true events in the Scottish highlands. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathie | 1/23/2014

    " I love this book. I miss reading it every night. Beautiful writing, poignant story, clever use of perspective. Did I mention that I love this book? "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 AM | 1/19/2014

    " great insight to the clans and life in highlands at that time "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sage | 1/18/2014

    " Very rich in historical detail, and an interesting era to read about. I wasn't crazy about the writing style though. Corrag is an interesting character but that doesn't translate into a good narrator, so the prose gets heavy and repetitive at times. The ending, I can see why she did it that way; but bit seems unlikely. Not bad overall though. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauri | 1/15/2014

    " Beautifully written historical fiction set in the Scottish Highlands as a retelling of the Glen Coe massacre from the perspective of Corrag, the "witch". "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carolyn Thomas | 12/29/2013

    " Drama. History. Romance. Lyrical prose. I could almost feel the wind in my hair and see the shifting shadows of the glen spread out before me. I LOVED this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mezzie Elen | 12/11/2013

    " This is such a beautiful book..it rates as one of my all time favourites..Corrag, the accused girl is a wonder. the narrative transports you to the Highlands..you can smell the heather..feel the ice and snow beneath your feet..read it and then buy your best girlfriends copies too "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeanne Jackson | 12/7/2013

    " A lovely book, with captivating, lyrical prose woven into a compelling story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Abby Turner | 10/23/2013

    " This contains wonderful descriptions of nature and life. Everything is seen through the eyes of an outcast. Hearing her story changes people. It was lovely. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle Whelan | 2/9/2013

    " uniquely observed, lyrical, lovely "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jocelin | 12/25/2012

    " This book was a rambling momologue and I couldn't finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shanna | 12/12/2012

    " My favorite book of the year. I couldn't put it down! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pharr | 9/23/2012

    " Fine way to present history, politics, and the human heart. It drives one from the past to this moment and the face of religious fundamentalism. "

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About the Author
Author Susan FletcherSusan Fletcher, the author of several novels for young readers, says, "I have never spent much time with cows, but I have lived with and adored a variety of dadblamed, headstrong pets." She lives in Wilsonville, Oregon.
About the Narrator

Rosalyn Landor has won eight AudioFile Earphones Awards and been a finalist for the Audie Award. She has worked as an actor since the age of seven, both in Europe and the United States. Her extensive list of credits includes leading roles in film, theater, and audio productions, as well as in various miniseries on all the major television networks and in such productions as Masterpiece Theatre’s Sherlock Holmes and Rumpole of the Bailey.