Book Review: A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan

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A wonderful “history” book on different women of the same family line with different personalities.


A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters – witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.

I saw A Secret History of Witches advertised on Facebook on Mother’s Day. I had to order it. I love anything with witches. The story starts out in 1827, with meeting the grand witch Ursele, who dies and is left buried in the middle of nowhere while her daughters and their husbands run for hiding. You meet her daughters, and the only witch out of the daughters who births a daughter is Nanette.

It goes on with her daughter Ursele (yes, named after the grandmother), Ursele has a daughter Irene. Irene has a daughter Morwen who has a daughter Veronica, which ends with her. Each daughter has a different personality. Through each daughter, the power becomes stronger, and each learn of their heritage in a different way.

I can see this story as a mixture of Charmed and Practical Magic. You learn of the heritage and how it all began. You will love, you will hate, you will fear, and you will grow.

I rate the book 5/5 for not only the way it was written, but the story and the feeling.

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Friday Fun Day

“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies” – George R. R. Martin

I love Fridays . . . next to Saturdays.  The day after I finished Practical Magic, I started the prequel . . . Rules of Magic.  I am surprised by this book.  There is a character in there that I did not expect.  I am already have way through after a couple of days (I commute two hours a day), and I have laughed and I have cried so far.  I cannot imagine what the end will be like.

I have books ordered, all kinds of books.  I cannot wait to get my paws on them.  This is the first time I have ever read any Christmas books.  I have not read one Christmas themed book (that was based around Christmas, kind of like Hallmark).  I like physical books.  There is just something about the touch, the smell, the sight, the sound of the pages turning.  I have had ebooks before, and I experienced the worst.  I lost all of them.  After that horrific experience I decided to stay with my physical books.

Which makes me want to know what you prefer.  Ebooks?  Paperbacks? Hardcovers?  Why do you prefer that format?