The Witch Of Willow Hall by Hester Fox will be released October 2nd, 2018 and is an absolute treasure of a novel! This one is definitely my top book pick of the year. There is no doubt that the suspense, mystery, romance, horror, and all the above has earned it a 5 Star Review!
Hester Fox weaved an impeccable story that had strong, vibrant, and palatable characters. I am unsure where authors get such a talent for creating complicated and unique people. The Witch of Willow Hall easily masters this. I fell in love right away with Lydia. This was instant. She is everything I could ask for as a main character. Lydia is smart, morale, and an awesome human being. The girl’s caretaker nature and need to take care of her family is something I can particularly relate with in my own experiences.
The other characters are easy enough to understand and Fox did a terrific job with their personalities and making the reader feel like they have known everyone for years. This book was like finding an old friend. John, who is Lydia’s love interest is just the person you want to see. I know Lydia and John would disagree with me, but they are definition of what a healthy relationship should look like despite all the oddities that arise. I felt happy and good about their pairing up as a couple.
The book is filled with some supernatural occurrences and magic but everything is shrouded in mystery. This left me in utter suspense as more and more became revealed. Honestly, the whole time I was bouncing off my seat anticipating what was going to happen next. The scenes are fast paced and the shock factor never ending. I would have to go back and reread scenes just to make sure I had read them right because the disbelief of what was happening was strong.
There was one scene in particular that made me want to throw my tablet across the room and scream how dare the author do this to me! It made me want to cry. I feel like I shouldn’t say more than this because it would be an epic spoiler and not in a good way. There is just a very emotional and tragic part of the story that just tugged my heart strings because by the time I got to this part. I loved the characters and their pain felt real.
This is a book that everybody needs to pick up. I wish the author would write a sequel. There is more than enough story left to be told. The ending was quite satisfying but I am not going to lie. I want more!
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.
New Oldbury, 1821
In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.
The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.
All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…
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