My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Elizabeth Hawksmith, a centuries-old witch, takes on the good and the bad, inherent in those around her – and, both also existing within herself. Read
The Witch’s Daughter by Paula Brackston, to find out what makes a witch a wonder to read about, over a span of note-worthy historical events.
Mesmerized by world history, witches, magic, healing, and the supernatural, I found this book to be exciting, my fingers gripping the paperback.
The pleasure is in reading the clever surprises in the narrative brought about by Brackston’s superb writing techniques. The use of senses, memories, triggers, familiarities, and music are all delightfully applied. Brackston helps me picture what is going to happen next by showing me in a refreshing way that is new to me. Clever ways of keeping characters in the story are employed. This allows me to look at how Brackston writes and not just at the content – as a reader who also writes, I appreciate reading a story by a writer who makes things new.
A great book takes me out of my world and pulls me right into another. There be witches, around me.