The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan – From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes an absorbing tale of love, sacrifice, family ties, and magic, set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War II.
Barrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar — two women living alone on the outskirts of town. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret.
But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne’s long-lost husband — who is not quite the man she thought she married.
Together, Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves — and the child they think of as their own — from suspicious neighbors, the government, and even their own family…
Publisher: Redhook; Reprint edition (October 29, 2019)
Genre: Historical Fiction, Fantasy, Paranormal
About the author: (from Amazon.com) Louisa Morgan lives and writes and rambles with her familiar, Oscar the Border Terrier, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. A musician and a yogini, she finds inspiration in the artistic environment where she makes her home.
Under the name Louise Marley, she has written a number of other historical fiction novels, as well as fantasy and science fiction. Please visit www.louisemarley.com for more information, and to learn more about Oscar!
Review of The Witch’s Kind
The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan is a captivating historical fiction full of magic, paranormal, and witches. Set in the early-to-mid 20th century, the book follows Barrie Anne Blythe, a young woman raised by her aunt Charlotte following the deaths of her parents. In the aftermath of World War II, the two women have settled on the Pacific Northwest coast, where Barrie owns a small farmstead by the sea. When an unusual light event happens late one evening an unexpected surprise arrives. Both Barrie Anne and Charlotte are not sure how to proceed with the arrival of a precious newborn who is full of mystery. The Witch’s Kind is sure to grab your attention from the very beginning and hold your attention until the very end with twists and turns around every corner. The characters are well-developed and relatable with intriguing backstories that come to light through flashbacks. The story flows smoothly at a steady pace and keeps you second-guessing until the end with family drama, love, and loyalty between a mother and daughter. The Witch’s Kind is a magical read that is sure to stay with you long after reading.