We interfere with their plans, with what they think is the natural order. That frightens them. Men hate being afraid, so they hate us instead.
Title: A Secret History of Witches
Author: Louisa Morgan
Page Count: 496 pages
Genre: Magical Realism // Historical Fiction // Fiction
Rating: ★ ★ ★ ★ ★
Publisher: Redhook, an imprint of Hachette Book Group
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Buy It: Chapters Indigo
An ancient and dangerous power is being handed down from mother to daughter through some of the most consequential historic events of the last two centuries.
After Grandmére Ursule gives her life to save her tribe, her magic seems to die with her. Even so, her family keeps the Old Faith, practicing the spells and rites that have been handed from mother to daughter for generations. Until one day, Ursule’s young granddaughter steps into the circle, and magic flows anew.
From early 19th century Brittany to London during the Second World War, five generations of witches fight the battles of their time, deciding how far they are willing to go to protect their family, their heritage, and ultimately, all of our futures.
My heart is soaring, my heart is warm, my heart wants more. I absolutely adored this book. I can’t stop gushing about it because it was just so perfect. It was so enthralling and magical and I can’t wait to read it again.
Following a line of witches from the early 19th century to London (WWII), five generations will capture your heart and five generations will make you wish you were a witch if you aren’t wishing so already. The author has an incredible way of weaving different voices so clearly that you feel as though you’re living each story.
The Orchiére’s will hold you under their spell until the very last page.
*THANK YOU THANK YOU Hachette Book Group Canada for providing me with this ARC, I am absolutely over the moon about it!*