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3.00034698126301 out of 53.00034698126301 out of 53.00034698126301 out of 53.00034698126301 out of 53.00034698126301 out of 5 3.00 (5,764 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Paula Brackston Narrator: Marisa Calin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged edition Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Shadow Chronicles Release Date:
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My name is Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith, and my age is three hundred and eighty-four years. 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. 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. 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. 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. But her solitude abruptly ends when a teenage girl called Tegan starts hanging around. 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, part modern fantasy, The Witch’s Daughter is a fresh, compelling take on the magical, yet dangerous world of Witches.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.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Wendy Arch | 2/18/2014

    " I agree that the plot was formulaic. By the second flashback, I could figure out the ending. Still easy and enjoyable enough read for maternity leave. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kat Potter | 2/3/2014

    " I was surprised that this book ended up being the main character's journey through time, hitting several well-known historical events. Read it for our book club, and had a great discussion after finishing it. Not as fantasy-themed as it sounds, which was good for me since I'm not super into the witchy stuff.. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Maria | 1/21/2014

    " a quick read with some good characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Lolly LKH | 1/17/2014

    " I had such high hopes, even ignoring the poor reviews that I should have heeded as warnings. The first few pages held promise, but then something happened, the character turned cold, and I didn't feel an intimacy at all in the writing. I do not have an issue, as some seem to, with stories written as a journal after all, my favorite books are Anais Nin's diaries, so long as the emotions are genuine. The only character I remotely liked was the evil villain, as he was the most interesting one. Would a darker turn have salvaged this novel? I doubt it, but it would have been a lot more fun. I found myself not caring what happened to Bess, nor her boring teenage apprentice, who seemed more like a shadow of a teenager. How was I supposed to believe any man, especially a warlock, would chase this boring woman through time? I must have been spoiled by my years of reading Alice Hoffman's novels, meaty stories full of magic and life where this one was more of a bleached bone. Or did I just miss something? You be the judge. This story was just not for me. "

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