June 22, 2020

#BookReview: The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan






Synopsis: Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need -- not only ordinary women, but also those with powers of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people... one of whom might just be a witch herself.

Frances Allington has used her wiles and witchcraft to claw her way out of poverty and into a spectacular marriage with one of New York's wealthiest new tycoons. She is determined to secure the Allingtons' position amongst the city's elite Four Hundred families by any means necessary -- including a scheme to make a glorious aristocratic match for her headstrong and reluctant step-daughter, Annis, using the same strange power with which she ensnared Annis's father.
To save Annis from this dark magic, Harriet reveals to her Frances' misuse of their shared birthright and kindles in Annis her own nascent powers. Together, Harriet and Annis must resist her stepmother's agenda, lest she -- and the dashing young lord she suspects she could come to love -- lose their freedom, and possibly their lives.


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Rating: ★★★
My Review: I was so excited to check this one out but sadly it just wasn't for me at all.  I found that the characters were very cliche and the story was pretty lack luster.  It was the same old same old but with witches and for this reader it just didn't work out.  I lost interest a lot of the time and finally just decided to put it down. 







Review

"Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling."
Booklist (starred review)

"[A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York....Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality."―Publishers Weekly

"A compelling tale of love and magic in historic American and England....This is a must-read for those who like magic, love and a little bit of feel-good feminism."―Library Journal

"At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters."―Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals

"Morgan's transportive words will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss. Simply hold on and enjoy this mesmerizing ride."― Tish Thawer, award-winning author of The Witches of BlackBrook series, on A Secret History of Witches

"Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender in its portrayal of mothers and daughters... Recommended for fans of Nora Roberts and readers of feminist fantasy."
Booklist on A Secret History of Witches

"The strength of Morgan's powerful story is her depiction of this time and place and the everyday struggles of determined women. A great choice for readers who enjoy novels by Alice Hoffman and Barbara Kingsolver."―Booklist on The Witch's Kind

"Completely engrossing and hard to put down... I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy historical dramas about found families or women's fiction with a touch of the supernatural."―Bibliosanctum on The Witch's Kind

"A moving multigenerational saga about strong women who work behind the scenes to save the world from tyranny. A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft."―Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages, on A Secret History of Witches

"Sings with sensory detail.... A lush, loving look at everyday lives of women."―B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog on The Witch's Kind

About the Author

Louisa Morgan is the author of A Secret History of Witches, and a pseudonym for award-winning author Louise Marley. Louise lives in the Pacific Northwest where she and her Border Terrier, Oscar, ramble the beaches and paths of Washington State.









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