Review & Giveaway: Trailing the Hunter by Heidi Eljarbo

Trailing The Hunter by Heidi Eljarbo

Publication Date: October 30, 2019
eBooks & Paperback; 298 Pages

Genre: Historical Fiction

A ruthless witch-finder.

One determined woman.

1661 in southeastern Norway.

Clara Dahl has made a decision. She has seen the dread and sorrow witch-finder Angus Hill has caused in her hometown and sets out to find him. Her goal is to fight the wrongful and wicked misconceptions about witch hunting. But the witch-finder’s influence is strong. How can she warn the villagers of something they don’t understand?

Clara’s heartfelt desire is to protect and rescue the women who are in danger without causing more harm. As Clara develops secret plots to thwart the plans of the notorious witch-finder and works to help the villagers, she finds friendship and the possibility of true love.

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“A spellbinder from the very beginning. Eljarbo’s sound historical research is evident and impressive.” — Gus A. Mellander, Ph. D., D.H.L.

“Ms. Eljarbo’s words come alive on the page.” — Jana Pawlowski

“Excellent research and stunning writing.” — Pauline Isaksen, author of Dying for Justice

​"This novel has fascinating history, endearing as well as diabolical characters and exciting twists and turns. I couldn’t put it down.” – Linnea Shaw


Clara Dahl is new to town and eager to set up a little school to teach the children from the village how to read, but that's not the only reason she is there. A ruthless witch-hunter, Angus, is on the way to the town and Clara knows the horrors he is bringing. Angus terrorized the town where she used to live and convicted and burned some of her friends as witches. She wants to stop him before he can do that to another village, and to more women.

With the help of her friend, Peter, she sets up the school and soon begins to speak to the people in town to warn them of Angus and what he is planning to do. It's a hard sell as superstition runs rampant and people are quick to blame their misfortunes or failing health on 'witchcraft'. When Clara meets the local Lord of the town, Christian, and his mother she finds valuable allies as they work together to expel Angus and save the women he is accusing.

Clara is a fantastic heroine - tough and clever. I also adored Christian's mother and Siren - they were great!

Despite not having read the first book in the series, Catching a Witch, I wasn't lost at all so this works perfectly well as a stand-alone. I will be picking up the first book though because I'm super curious as to what happened to Clara in that one.

Well-written and exciting, I thoroughly enjoyed Trailing the Hunter!

About the Author

Heidi Eljarbo is the bestselling author of Catching a Witch. She grew up in a home filled with books and artwork and she never truly imagined she would do anything other than write and paint. She studied art, languages, and history, all of which have come in handy when working as an author, magazine journalist, and painter.

After living in Canada, six US states, Japan, Switzerland, and Austria, Heidi now calls Norway home. She and her husband have a total of nine children, twelve grandchildren--so far--in addition to a bouncy Wheaten Terrier and a bird.

Their favorite retreat is a mountain cabin, where they hike in the summertime and ski the vast, white terrain during winter. Heidi's favorites are family, God's beautiful nature, and the word whimsical.

If you would like to know more, please visit Heidi's website. You can also follow her on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and Goodreads.

Blog Tour Schedule

Wednesday, October 30
Review at Gwendalyn's Books

Friday, November 1
Feature at The Writing Desk

Monday, November 4
Review at Red Headed Book Lady

Tuesday, November 5
Feature at What Is That Book About

Wednesday, November 6
Review at History from a Woman’s Perspective

Sunday, November 10
Review at Carole's Ramblings

Monday, November 11
Character Interview at The Book Junkie Reads

Thursday, November 14
Interview at Passages to the Past

Friday, November 15
Review at Passages to the Past

Saturday, November 16
Review at 100 Pages a Day

Tuesday, November 19
Feature at Maiden of the Pages

Wednesday, November 20
Review at Locks, Hooks and Books

Friday, November 22
Review at Coffee and Ink
Review at CelticLady's Reviews


During the Blog Tour, we are giving away a paperback copy of Trailing the Hunter! To enter, please use the Gleam form below.

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– Giveaway ends at 11:59 pm EST on November 22nd. You must be 18 or older to enter.
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