The Winter Witch

The Winter Witch

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"New York Times" bestselling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales in "The Winter Witch," an enthralling tale of love and magic.In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana. She is small and quick and pretty enough to attract a suitor, but there are things that set her apart from other girls. Though her mind is sharp she has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic the household objects that seem to move at her command, the bad luck that visits those who do her ill. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see Morgana married, and Cai Jenkins, the widowed drover from the far hills who knows nothing of the rumors that swirl around her, seems the best choice. After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life. But she soon falls in love with Cai's farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Here, where frail humans are at the mercy of the elements, she thrives, her wild nature and her magic blossoming. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana's affections. It's not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana, even at the expense of those closest to her. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself from all comers, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything in this beautifully written, enchanting novel."An enthralling tale of love and magic." "USA Today""
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Product details

  • Hardback | 352 pages
  • 145 x 211 x 36mm | 431g
  • Saint Martin's Griffin,U.S.
  • California, United States
  • English
  • 1250001315
  • 9781250001313
  • 762,206

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Praise for "The Winter Witch"""New York Times" best-selling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of early 19th century Wales in "The Winter Witch," an enthralling tale of love and magic." -"USA Today""There's a whiff of Harry Potter in the witchy conflict--a battle between undeveloped young magical talent and old malevolence--at the heart of this sprightly tale of spells and romance, the second novel from British writer Brackston (The Witch's Daughter, 2011).... Love of landscape and lyrical writing lend charm, but it's Brackston's full-blooded storytelling that will hook the reader." --"Kirkus""Brackston delivers an intimate paranormal romance that grounds its fantasy in the reality of a 19th century Welsh farm." -"Publishers Weekly""Paula Brackston's "Winter Witch" is a whimsical and mystical tale that's part romance part mystery part fantasy and all extraordinary. Her beautiful narrative moves flawlessly throughout the story... This unique novel will appeal to fans of a multitude of genres from historical to fantasy and will engage fans of all ages as well." -- www.thereadingfrenzy.blogspot.com/ Praise for "The Witch's Daughter" "Lushly written with a fascinating premise and an enthralling heroine, "The Witch's Daughter" will linger long in memory after the last page has been savored. Highly recommended." --Sara Poole, author of "The Borgia Betrayal" "A beautifully written, brilliantly crafted page-turner that completely invests you in the lives and loves of the witch's daughter. A true reading event." --Melissa Senate, author of "The Love Goddess' Cooking School" "A lyrical and spell-binding time travel fantasy featuring an immortal witch who must summon all her powers to defeat the evil hounding her through the centuries." -Mary Sharratt, author of "Daughters of the Witching Hill" "With her first novel, author Paula Brackston conjures up a riveting tale of sorcery and time travel. By mi
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About Paula Brackston

PAULA BRACKSTON has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University in the UK. In 2007 she was shortlisted in the Creme de la Crime Search for new writers. She lives in Wales with her family.
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13,576 ratings
3.69 out of 5 stars
5 23% (3,112)
4 37% (5,017)
3 29% (3,960)
2 9% (1,167)
1 2% (320)
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