Sunday, July 15, 2012

The Witch's Daughter

The Witch's Daughter by Paula Brackston
Thomas Dunne Books, 2010
387 pages

"In the spring of 1628, the witchfinder of Wessex finds himself a true witch. As Bess Hawksmith watches her mother swing from the Hanging Tree, she knows that only one man can save her from the same fate: the warlock Gideon Masters. Secluded at his cottage, Gideon instructs Bess, awakening formidable powers she didn't know she had. She couldn't have foreseen that even now, centuries later, he would be hunting her across time, determined to claim payment for saving her life. 

In present-day England, Elizabeth has built a quiet life. She has spent the centuries in solitude, surviving plagues, wars, and the heartbreak that comes with immortality. Her loneliness comes to an abrupt end when she is befriended by a teenage girl called Tegan. But will she be able to stand against Gideon —who will stop at nothing to reclaim her soul— in order to protect the girl who has become the daughter she never had?"

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