About the Book
Release Date: April 20, 2016
Author: Rachel Faugno
Genre: Women’s Fiction/Horror/Suspense/Romance
Number of Pages: 273
Imprint: Craigh na Dun
Synopsis: Caroline Burdick is still mourning the death of her toddler son when she inherits an isolated old house from her great aunt Hetty, a woman she barely knew. But the unexpected windfall comes with a catch: she must live in the house for six months to claim her inheritance.
Set on a lonely hilltop in Brookfield, Massachusetts, the house terrifies Caroline, as does her aunt’s menacing companion Sarah Stratton, who has stayed on as housekeeper. Even more disturbing are the repeated appearances of Bathsheba Spooner, a distant relative who was hanged for murder in 1778, and the discovery that Hetty was high priestess of an ancient coven of witches.
The only light amidst the darkness is a beautiful young man named Eddy Ross, with whom Caroline falls helplessly in love. But that fleeting joy cannot save her from the deadly maelstrom of witchcraft and family secrets that shatter her world.
After the death of her Aunt Hetty, Caroline travels to Brookfield, MA for the reading of the will. She barely knows her aunt and is surprised to find out that she is the only heir and will inherit everything. Of course there are a few conditions which must be met. Caroline is already in a very fragile state after the loss of her young son and Aunt Hetty's house terrifies her, especially once she sees Bathsheba Spooner who died in 1778. To make matters worse Sarah Stratton, Aunt Hetty's housekeeper is none too happy to have Caroline around, but keeps insisting Caroline must fulfill her place as high priestess. While in Brookfield Caroline meets and falls head over heals in love with Eddy Ross, which according to Sarah Stratton is all part of the plan, but Sarah appears to have plans of her own. Can Caroline overcome her fears and embrace her heritage before she meets her demise?
The Witching Time is an intense fantasy that draws readers in with its rich detail and bizarre characters, both living and deceased. The eerie plot moves along at a quick pace and I found myself captivated. I enjoyed Caroline's transformation from a weak timid woman barely able to survive each day to a powerful witch capable of destroying any foe. My heart also ached for Caroline when she suffered the loss of her soul mate at the hands of Sarah Stratton. I found The Witching Time to be well penned and believable. Simply an all around great read.
I highly recommend picking up a copy.
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