Picture this: 17th-century England, witch trials, and a good dose of female empowerment!
First off, Halls’ writing is like a time machine. She effortlessly transports you to the Pendle Hill witch trials era, and you can practically smell the herbs and feel the weight of suspicion in the air. The attention to historical detail is A+.
Our leading lady, Fleetwood Shuttleworth, is the epitome of a badass heroine. Pregnant, determined, and defying societal norms. Then there’s Alice, the mysterious midwife with her own secrets. The dynamic between Fleetwood and Alice is gold.
The whole witchy theme is delicately woven into the narrative. You’re left wondering, are these women really witches, or are they just victims of a society gone mad? It’s like a historical mystery with a sprinkle of magic, and I am here for it.Now, I won’t give away any spoilers, but the plot twists? Buckle up, because you won’t see them coming. If you’re into gripping tales with strong heroines, a touch of the mystical, and a hearty dose of historical flair, this one’s for you.