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The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel : A Story of Sleepy Hollow

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When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new school master, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina - unlike her childhood friend turned enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrina's father favours.

But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together - all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollow's legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallows's Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position.

Enlisting the help of her friend - and rumored witch - Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Crane's disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional - often magical - means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew, and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all. In Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel nothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won't erase.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 136 x 211 x 29mm | 364g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1250127610
  • 9781250127617
  • 799,986

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A spooky female-driven storyline, with... many spine-tingling and captivating turns. A must for fall reading lists. - The Historical Novel Society

Readers seeking a historical romance or a reboot of an American legend will enjoy this tale. - Booklist

The perfect combination of sweeping romance and eerie thriller, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel will haunt you in all the best ways. Palombo's deft touch brings new life, fierce female spirit, and pulse-pounding suspense to the Sleepy Hollow milieu. - Greer Macallister, USA Today bestselling author of The Magician's Lie and Girl in Disguise

Marrying forbidden love, devoted friendship, and the supernatural with Palombo's signature passion for music, storytelling, and heartbreaking choices, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel enchants with a concoction of love, longing, and loss plucked from the bones of one of our most enduring and haunting legends. - Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today bestselling author of I Shall Be Near to You

An enthralling lovers' tale woven from 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow, ' Alyssa Palombo's captivating story, told through the eyes and heart of Katrina Van Tassel, is like visiting a treasured childhood friend and finding out all her secrets. - Gwendolyn Womack, award-winning author of The Memory Painter and The Fortune Teller

Palombo has conjured up a dark, sexy twist on Washington Irving's classic tale. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel will satisfy romance fans who crave a dash of spine-tingling horror. - Cat Winters, award-winning author of The Uninvited and In the Shadow of Blackbirds
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About Alyssa Palombo

Alyssa Palombo is the author of The Violinist of Venice and The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence. She has published short fiction pieces in Black Lantern Magazine and The Great Lakes Review. She is a recent graduate of Canisius College with degrees in English and creative writing, respectively. A passionate music lover, she is a classically trained musician as well as a big fan of heavy metal. She lives in Buffalo, New York.
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2,017 ratings
3.63 out of 5 stars
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4 35% (706)
3 28% (555)
2 11% (216)
1 4% (75)
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