2010 Release: Daughters of the Witching Hill by Mary Sharratt

by Mary Sharratt

Release Date: April 7, 2010

Daughters of the Witching Hill brings history to life in a vivid and wrenching account of a family sustained by love as they try to survive the hysteria of a witch-hunt.

Bess Southerns, an impoverished widow living in Pendle Forest, is haunted by visions and gains a reputation as a cunning woman. Drawing on the Catholic folk magic of her youth, Bess heals the sick and foretells the future. As she ages, she instructs her granddaughter, Alizon, in her craft, as well as her best friend, who ultimately turns to dark magic.

When a peddler suffers a stroke after exchanging harsh words with Alizon, a local magistrate, eager to make his name as a witch finder, plays neighbors and family members against one another until suspicion and paranoia reach frenzied heights.

Sharratt interweaves well-researched historical details of the 1612 Pendle witch-hunt with a beautifully imagined story of strong women, family, and betrayal. Daughters of Witching Hill is a powerful novel of intrigue and revelation.

Pre-order at PTTP's Amazon Store.



  1. I noticed this one yesterday on another blog...it sure does look good!

  2. There's an excerpt here & although the storyline is interesting, the writing style seems a bit different as well.

  3. I so want to read this one. Love witchy books.

  4. This one does sound good! I am adding it to my wish list.


  5. I just got this today, I hadn't heard of this witch story before, but it looks very good

  6. I'm looking forward to this book. I just agreed to an ARC and patiently awaiting it's arrival.


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