Book Review | The Witch of Willow Hall | Blog Tour + Giveaway!
In honor of the recent release of Hester Fox’s debut novel, The Witch of Willow Hall, today I’m sharing with you all my thoughts about the book as well as how you can have the chance to win a copy, plus a fun and festive prize pack!
Title: The Witch of Willow Hall by Hester Fox
Genre: Historical Fiction
Published by: Harlequin’s Graydon House Books (Oct. 2nd, 2018)
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it.
Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well.
New Oldbury, 1821
In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall.
The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline.
All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…
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*I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review. A huge thanks to the publisher and Barclay Publicity!*
When I first found out about this book I was instantly intrigued. The synopsis drew me in, and I just knew that this would be a book I would enjoy. The book’s description may be what caught my eye, but once I started reading, everything else about this book kept me hooked to the pages!
By the time I was just a few pages into The Witch of Willow Hall, I could already tell I was going to adore this book. It was just one of those novels that had so much atmosphere. This such a perfect book to read so close to Halloween. It was filled with just the right amount of spookiness and mystery!
I absolutely loved the setting, too. I love reading about the 1800s anyway, but with the gothic atmosphere, I loved it even more!
The characters in this novel were so well done, too. I adored Lydia so much! She was such an authentic and relatable character. I loved the romance, too. It was perfectly paced and I really felt the characters’ connection.
Overall, I really enjoyed The Witch if Willow Hall! It was very well-written, so atmospheric, and filled with so many twists and turns. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves historical fiction and is looking for a mysterious and intriguing read!
Hester Fox has a background in the museum field as a collections maintenance technician. This job has taken her from historic houses to fine art museums, where she has cleaned and cared for collections that range from paintings by old masters to ancient artifacts to early American furniture. She is a keen painter and has a Master’s in historical archaeology, as well as a background in medieval studies and art history. Hester lives outside of Boston with her husband and their two cats.
Harlequin’s Graydon House Books is offering one lucky Grand Prize winner a fun witch themed prize pack containing a paperback copy of The Witch of Willow Hall, a pumpkin spice scented candle, a Witch’s Brew coffee cup, a witch’s hat, a witch’s wand, and a bottle of black nail polish! Four (4) Runners-up will receive an eCopy of The Witch of Willow Hall. Click the image below to enter!
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