Housewitch

Housewitch

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Allison Darling, former foster child, now a stay-at-home mom of three, desperately wants to fit in with the organic latte drinking, hundred-dollar-yoga-pants-wearing moms who run Monrovia, her charming seaside village. Constantly feeling like an outsider, Allison dreams of more for her children.
When the Glamour Girls, a soap-selling company run by the most charismatic and powerful women in town, recruits Allison, she jumps at the invitation. The Glamor Girls have a hand in everything in Monrovia, from bake sales to business deals. This is what Allison's wanted her whole life to be liked. To be popular. To belong.
After Allison's estranged mother passes away, she learns her family's heartbreaking legacy and the secret Allison's been fighting to suppress all her life emerges: she's a witch. What's more, she's not the only one in town. There's more to the Glamour Girls then it seems and once you're a Glamour Girl, there's no going back.
Allison must use her rediscovered magic to defend Monrovia, protect her marriage and her children, and reclaim her legacy. Fighting tooth and nail for her family is easy, but what about for herself? Is it too late to confront her own demons and become the woman she dreams of being?
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""Katie Schickel's debut entertains while delightfully skewering our culture's obsession with domestic perfection. In the spirit of John Updike's Witches of Eastwick and Alice Hoffman's Practical Magic, Schickel casts a spell all her own. Housewitch takes us deep inside the dark arts of 21st century motherhood and sparkles with unexpected magic." Amber Dermont, New York Times bestselling author of The Starboard Sea ""
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 137.16 x 213.36 x 33.02mm | 408.23g
  • FORGE
  • New York
  • English
  • 0765377306
  • 9780765377302

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I could not wait to get my hands on "Housewitch," a tale of modern domesticity and black magic. It's an original, fresh and absolutely captivating read. "Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Rumor" Schickel's debut entertains while delightfully skewering our culture's obsession with domestic perfection. In the spirit of John Updike's "Witches of Eastwick" and Alice Hoffman's "Practical Magic," Schickel casts a spell all her own. "Housewitch" takes us deep inside the dark arts of 21st century motherhood and sparkles with unexpected magic. "Amber Dermont, New York Times bestselling author of The Starboard Sea" An unforgettable cast of characters and a powerful story about family, secrets, and magic. A magical, beautifully entertaining debut. "Suzanne Palmieri, author of The Witch of Belladonna Bay" Positively enchanted me from the first page to the last. Perfectly paced, witty and sharply observant, this is a don't-miss debut by a writer to watch. "Meg Mitchell Moore, author of So Far Away""
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About Katie Schickel

KATIE SCHICKEL graduated from Georgetown University with a degree in English. She lives in Massachusetts. "Housewitch "is her first novel.
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799 ratings
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4 34% (269)
3 36% (288)
2 11% (88)
1 3% (20)
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