Friday, September 8, 2017

Catching A Witch by Heidi Eljarbo

If you are a fan of historical fiction then you should absolutely grab a copy of this book from author Heidi Eljarbo. Set in Norway in 1660, Clara Dahl has returned to the seaside home of her youth to spend time with her best friend Bess and to start a school for the local children. She is just starting to get settled in when she hears that the famed witch-hunter Angus Hill is coming to her town to help root out evil. Clara begins to get alarmed as she remembers stories from other countries of the witch trials that have been happening. Bess comes from a long line of healers and has helped many people in the town. Clara watches as the townspeople she has known and loved turn their backs on their neighbors and get swept up in all the allegations of witchcraft going around town. Angus Hill soon turns his attention to Bess. He holds her prisoner and it is up to Clara to find a way to stop the vile man before anymore innocent people get harmed.
This is a pretty fast paced story that sucks the reader in right from the beginning. I also recommend reading the author's note at the end since she goes in to detail about what was historically accurate in the book. I gave this one 5 stars on Goodreads.

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