The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

A Novel
Narrated by: Barrie Kreinik
Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (423 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A magical bloodline. A family curse. Can Connie break the spell before it shatters her future?

A bewitching story of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse, by Katherine Howe, New York Times best-selling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane.

Connie Goodwin is an expert on America’s fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she’s earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America - especially women’s home recipes and medicines - and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows. 

When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner’s life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds’-years-long deadly curse. 

Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women’s survival across the decades - and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.  

©2019 Katherine Howe (P)2019 Macmillan Audio

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Good!

I thought this was a great follow-up to the first book. I might recommend re-reading or reviewing the first book before listening to this one. Very helpful!

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Loved it!

I purchased this book in audio form. I am not sure if I would have loved it otherwise to be honest. The narrator was great. The plot twist were very good.

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One of those books

This didn't start out as something I thought I would LOVE. But it certainly ended up there.

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Not Good in so Many Ways

About two months ago I relistened to the prequel of this book. Then I found out that there was a second book in the story. There is about a 10 year gap between the two books. You would’ve expected a lot to happen. You would expect a lot of character development and maturation. You would expect to be excited about what this next story concerns. Unfortunately, The main characters, Connie, Grace and Sam have not developed emotionally. As another reader/review stated, Connie is not particularly likable. She is unwilling to confront her own emotions or share them with others. She is stupidly obstinate about things, which in the long run does her character a disservice.
I could go on, but I won’t. Suffice it to say, if you enjoyed the first book, just write your own version of the second book. No doubt, it will satisfy you more.

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I wanted more love....

I read the first book a long time ago, but it was interesting so it came back to me. This is a good continuation, but I found it difficult to connect with the main character who is on a mission to save the one she loves. The only problem for me is that she's not a nice person, uptight and grumpy, not loving at all to the one she's trying to save. I'm not quite finished yet and I hope it ends well, but I'm having a hard time getting there.

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Just what I didn’t know I wanted

The reader’s voice took a little getting used to. I don’t think it’s the same narrator as the first book in the series so that was odd. It’s been a while since I’ve listened to the physic book of deliverance Dane so I might be wrong but it still took some getting used to. I really loved the story though.

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Nice Sequel

I enjoyed this story. It is intelligent. Nice narrator. The modern part about college life is quite realistic. I got a Ph.D. And the whole process really was brutal.

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Just as good as Deliverance Dane

If you liked the first book, you should love this one. I loved it. Characters are just as endearing, and the storyline is as creative as the first novel in this series.

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Please Write More Books!!

I’m in love with this author. While I tend to prefer historically heavy books, I love how she interludes back and forth in time. The performance by Barrie Kreinik is rich and textured. This is a historical “fiction” romance, I guess. I focused on her take of early Salem history. Loved it.

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Nice closure to the first book.

Wonderful narrator, interesting story, good finish up to the first book. Looking forward to what the next generation of the family might get up to!

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