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Publisher's Summary

In Gilded Age New York, a centuries-long clash between two magical families ignites when a young witch must choose between love and loyalty, power and ambition, in this magical novel by Louisa Morgan. 

In 1692, Bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves by whatever means necessary. 

This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy. She'll need to claim her own power to save herself-and resist succumbing to the darkness that threatens to overcome them all. 

"Narrator Polly Lee brings her own brand of magic to a story of witches at a time when women were not allowed to be agents of their own destiny. Her vocal choices craft exceptionally bright and well-defined characters of different classes who embody distinct styles, and personalities. Her voices create a polished performance full of the vocal subtleties of a well-told story." (AudioFile

"Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling." (Booklist, starred review) 

"Morgan’s incantatory prose and independent-minded women will delight fans of Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen with this tale of female self-realization and magical realism. A highly enjoyable read." (Historical Novel Society) 

From more from Louisa Morgan, check out: 

  • A Secret History of Witches
  • The Witch's Kind
©2020 Louisa Morgan (P)2020 Redhook

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The voice in the sample is misleading.

The narrator sounds very pleasant when she is not acting as any of the American characters. Her American accent sounds like its been based off Cinderella's stepsisters. It's atrocious. I'm enjoying the story but I'm not sure I can handle the accents. I wish there were multiple readers. I feel like this is going to be a return for me.

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Great story, terrible narrator.

I really wish I would have just read this book with my own eyes. The narrator has a beautiful “monologue” voice, but seems to devolve into the worst “voices” when depicting a character. While the British voices are surprisingly terrible, since I assume she is actually of UK origin, anyone that’s narrated from across the pond makes this book nearly unreadable. Think, Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins, but the opposite. Everyone sounds pinched, snippy, bitter, and otherwise...not at all American. The storyline is good enough that I can trudge through, but, good god would I loved to have been able to not have to hear this terrible narration. Help me if Velma has to speak much more...it’s as if these characters are robots and I’m the one missing something.

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It gets better, I promise!

It really is a wonderful, if you can get over the narration. It took a few chapters to get use to the not so wonderful accents, but once I did, I found myself not wanting to stop listening.

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Weak Dialogue

The story is decent and entertaining enough, but the narration, which is quite eloquent when the text is read, is irksome when it comes to the actual character dialogue. There is little distinguishing variation between characters. For the most part they sound as if they’re muttering out of the side of their mouths in a grating monotone. The story itself is good, but there is no continuity from the previous novel. Maybe it will all come together with a bang in a future tale.

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It took a few chapters to get into to...

I almost gave up after the first chapter, but having read some earlier reviews, stuck with it. After about the third chapter, I started to ignore the narrator's horrible American accents and was able to focus on the story - which was very good! I am rather hoping the author will continue this storyline in another book...

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Delightful

I know some reviews did not like the narration and the different voices but I just loved it ❤️❤️

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Great story

I thoroughly enjoyed the story although as others have commented the American accents were horrible. They sounded nasally and angry which I'm sure wasn't the Narrator's intention

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exceptional

the narrator was so easy to listen to u could listen for hours without even realizing it

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Outstanding

Couldn't put it down! Ready to start her next book. Keeps you glued to the story.

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Excellent Read

Well written fun. Didn’t want it to end. More please. Manners. Mores. Magic. The audible quality was really good. The reader was great.

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