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The Witch of Willow Hall
The Witch of Willow Hall | Hester Fox
Two centuries after the Salem witch trials, there’s still one witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn’t even know it. Take this as a warning: if you are not able or willing to control yourself, it will not only be you who suffers the consequences, but those around you, as well. New Oldbury, 1821 In the wake of a scandal, the Montrose family and their three daughters—Catherine, Lydia and Emeline—flee Boston for their new country home, Willow Hall. The estate seems sleepy and idyllic. But a subtle menace creeps into the atmosphere, remnants of a dark history that call to Lydia, and to the youngest, Emeline. All three daughters will be irrevocably changed by what follows, but none more than Lydia, who must draw on a power she never knew she possessed if she wants to protect those she loves. For Willow Hall’s secrets will rise, in the end…
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TheReadingMermaid
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@TheRomantiCate such wonderful gifts and such a wonderful package!!! I love everything so much! Sweetie you outdid yourself 😍😍😍 Thank you so very very much for everything 😘😘😘

#MysteryMessageSwap

TheRomantiCate Ahhh!! I‘m so glad you liked everything!! 1mo
TheReadingMermaid @TheRomantiCate I really do, you did a great job sweetie 😘🤗😘 1mo
TheRomantiCate @TheReadingMermaid thanks so much!! 1mo
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Stacy_31 I LOVE the “overthink this” sticker! 😂😍 1mo
TheReadingMermaid Can't wait to see @Jee_HookedOnBookz open her package 😃😃😃 1mo
Jee_HookedOnBookz @TheReadingMermaid just opened and posted pix! Thank you so so much, Tamara! ❤️ ❤️ 😘 Can't wait for @Gaylagal2 to open hers too! 😁 1mo
ruskigurl16 @TheReadingMermaid that's lovely. Still waiting for mine, but hopefully soon. 🤞📦 1mo
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laceyannea
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For others who have read this, does Catherine have a SINGLE redeeming quality?! I‘m 70% through and she is still the worst at this point...

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laceyannea

“I don‘t know what it is exactly, but I feel safe when he‘s nearby. Not that there‘s any reason I should be afraid. It‘s more like finding something you never knew you were missing.”

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laceyannea

“I test my smile the way she always does in the mirror, but the result is strained, and instead of looking pretty and lighthearted, I look like a bee just flew up my skirt.”

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laceyannea
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“The house, with its strict walls and severe lines, is shamefully out of place, something modern dropped down somewhere as soft as feathers, as twisty and spreading as willow roots.”

Reading date with these two 💝

rretzler 🐰💕 2mo
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rsteve388
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These two books arrived in the mail today!
The Witch of Willow Hall and When We Left Cuba. #BookBuy

RaimeyGallant Yea! 2mo
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megzlynn
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Pickpick

A spooky historical fiction is exactly what I have been craving. The first half of the book was dramatic and unsettling. I felt as if I were in Willow Hall with Lydia. My only complaint is that midway through it turned to more of a romance and had less paranormal aspects.

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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OnePageAtATime
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Pickpick

This book was so good. It was filled with drama, scandals, plot twists, and intrigue. Hester Fox's debut novel was beautifully written and I wasn't able to put it down. There wasn't alot of witchcraft or ghosts which I was surprised by but I think it made it more realistic since in 1821 secrecy was key for anyone who was suspected of witchcraft. It was a great read and I can't wait for her next novel! ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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OnePageAtATime
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"Why couldn't mother have gotten here a cat, I I think as I said off into the thicket behind the old building, wiping rain from my eyes. Cats don't go romping about in downpours. Cats stay warm and dry in front of a fire, just like I wish I was right now." ?

Zelma Cutie! 😻 4mo
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OnePageAtATime
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"We've only been here a day, but it already feels too full of ghosts of a happy family that might have been."

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OnePageAtATime
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"Catherine I told me that bad children were often sent to Australia, a desert land where they were forced to build their own prisons out of sun-baked mud bricks. The only food was rats roasted on spits, and there wasn't a book on the whole island."

ShyBookOwl No books?! Noooooo 😩 4mo
OnePageAtATime @ShyBookOwl That's exactly what I thought! 4mo
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OnePageAtATime
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So I finished #24B4Monday Day 1 with 7 hours and 42 minutes. Finished one book and am hoping to finish a couple more by tomorrow. Have a couple ARCs I need to finish. Can't wait for tomorrow

@TheReadingMermaid @Andrew65

Andrew65 Fantastic time. Well done 👏 4mo
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DeeLew
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I‘ve been into light escapism reading lately. I‘m digging this one so far. ❤️

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OnePageAtATime
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I love maps in books. They help keep everything straight. I used to ignore them and one day I looked at one and realized my idea of where everything was in this fictional world was all messed up 😂

tammysue I agree! 😊 4mo
Paperback.Propensity I love maps in books 🤓 4mo
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OnePageAtATime
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OMG I'm so excited! I almost bought this book the other day and today I went and got my mail and my sister got it for me as a surprise! Can't wait to read it!

FantasyChick I loved this book! Enjoy 4mo
ShyBookOwl Intrigued! 4mo
Just_reading I really liked this one. Happy reading! 4mo
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OnePageAtATime
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Donuts, coffee, and a good book... Starting the day off right 🍩☕📗

shmreads I LOVE snacking and reading. It's a twin effort. 4mo
RedxoHearts Those look so good! 4mo
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Linsy
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Current read & cookie 😋

erzascarletbookgasm Pretty cookie 🍪 5mo
ferskner I want both, please and thank you. 5mo
Cinfhen That cookie is really really really pretty 💚hope it tastes as good as it looks 😋 5mo
TheAliceEvers Looks amazing! 🤤 5mo
Linsy @Cinfhen It did! Seriously, I wish I had skills like this on the kitchen! 🌸 5mo
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sparrowssavvy
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Pickpick

I went into this expecting a lot of fantasy with some gothic interweaving and lots of magic and supernatural happenings. So I was not expecting the more emotional and romantic focus that was most of the plot. While it was interesting and I did enjoy this book, it really wasn't what I was hoping for. I felt like there was so much else that could have been done, especially with the ambience and beautiful writing.

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Kimberlone
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I‘m not going to finish another book tonight, so here are my January reads. Not a strong reading month, but The Passage was 800+ pages, and I had a really busy month at work, so I‘m still proud of my progress. Emma was an Audible production, An Absolutely Remarkable Thing was from #BOTM, and the tagged book a library checkout, so I was pretty omnivorous with my reading!

monalyisha I had a really hard time not snagging “An Absolutely Remarkable Thing” today during my library shift... but I know I have zero time to get to it. It looks right up my alley, though! 6mo
Kimberlone @monalyisha I didn‘t love it (main character annoyed me) but it had a really unique premise! 6mo
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Kimberlone
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Settling in for a reading bath. 🛀🏽📖

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Kimberlone
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Stopped by the library to see if they had a specific book, ended up checking out four unrelated books when I couldn‘t find the first book.

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TaciturnWhenReading
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I have to head back to work tomorrow so I was going to go to bed early. But then this happened...

LA_Mead Ooh that looks really interesting! 7mo
TaciturnWhenReading @LA_Mead I‘m halfway through and so far I‘m really enjoying it. 7mo
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Sarz
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Here's my stack for #24b42019!! I'm really looking forward to this #readathon. I'm quietly confident I'll hit 24 hours this time!
I'm already a decent way through 'The Greatest Love Story Ever Told' and 'The Raven Boys'.
The top row are audiobooks that I aim to get through, and the tagged book was a Christmas gift from my mum.

@Andrew65
@TheReadingMermaid

TheReadingMermaid You totally got this girl! 👍🏻 7mo
Andrew65 A good stack, I keep meaning to read The Raven Boys. Good luck with the Readathon. 👍😊 7mo
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julesG
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I'm not sure which of the books I bailed on I should nominate.

There were quite a few.

#unpopularopinion

I didn't like the tagged book. It was very slow. It seemed to drag. Also, some of the descriptions just didn't make sense.

#worstreads

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Djspens
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I received this as a book club freebie. Not sure how the other members will like it. I thought it was well written and kept my interest. There wasn't a lot about the ghost aspect, and I didn't find it very creepy, but it was a nice story.

robinb Beautiful cover ❤️ 7mo
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silentrequiem
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Also bought on sale! I've been wanting to read this one! #dealalert

tpixie I just bought it! Great price!! 7mo
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Insightsintobooks
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TheLibrarian
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This #kindledeal looks really good! Has anyone read it yet?

ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled Oooo! Looks good! Thanks for the heads up! 8mo
TheLibrarian @ErickaS_Flyleafunfurled You‘re welcome! I‘m a sucker for a good Kindle deal. 8mo
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leish0727
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200 years after the Salem Witch Trials. There‘s still one Witch left in Massachusetts. But she doesn‘t even know it. Witch of Willow Hall By Hester Fox. #books #booklover #dreamerofworlds

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Djspens
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Thanks @HarperCollins for the free copies for my book club! Merry Christmas to us 🎄🎅🏼#ilovefreebooks #hesterfox #bookclub #happybookers

FantasyChick So generous!!! Loved this book. Hope you all enjoy! 8mo
AmyG Nice! 8mo
LibrarianRyan Yeahhh 8mo
tpixie How fun!!! 7mo
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Melistoro
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I really hate having to tag a book for me to do a post. This is my book haul. Can't wait to start reading these book. I actually have a blind date book that is sci-fi. Never read a sci-fi book before. I hope this one is going to be interesting. I seriously need to learn how to spread read. #booknerd #bookhaul #gettinglost

tpixie You got all sorts of genres!! 7mo
Melistoro Yea trying to expand my collection 7mo
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Kamisha
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Pickpick

I really ended up enjoying this gothic romance tale about the lengths we can go to for family. It has witches, ghosts, magic, mystery, and a bit of romance! A great safe read for October if you don‘t want to be creeped out!

⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

#ARC #Netgalley #screamathon

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j9brown
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Pride and Prejudice and ghosts and witches. Could have used more spookiness and less pining over boys. It was just okay. I enjoyed it, though. Upgrading to a Pick because it was a good one to read for the season 🧙‍♀️🦇🎃

Won an #arc from a #goodreads giveaway

KatieDid927 Ooo may have to borrow 😬 9mo
j9brown @KatieDid927 Yes, it is in the pile! 😁 9mo
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julesG
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Bailedbailed

I gave up. Made it to around 35%.

I did not care for the characters or the story. I wasn't interested in what scandal happened in Boston that drove the family to New Oldbury.

Balibee146 Life's to short to waste on books that don't give you pleasure x x 9mo
silentrequiem Shame. That looked really interesting, too. Sorry it didn't live up. 9mo
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mdm139
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Bath time reading. I love this witchy book. It is Little Women with ghosts and a witch.

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j9brown
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Ready for some spooky reads as we're getting closer to Halloween! 🧙‍♀️ 🦇 🎃

#halloween #spookyreads #scary #witches

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AshleyC816
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Pickpick

This one was a bit predictable, but I still enjoyed reading it. It was perfect for the season and the mood I was in.

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julesG
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This quote above might be the DNF-sentence for this book.

The MC knows from the sound of the door opening and closing that it's the back door. Why does the sound come "from somewhere in the house"?

I know, I'm extremely picky and hence ruining good books for myself, but I just can't switch this part of my brain off. ?

PS: had to Google this quote since I'm listening to the #audiobook.

monalyisha Ugh. Bad editing, for sure! 9mo
Lindy Maybe the MC is lost “somewhere in the house”? 9mo
Crazeedi Don'tcha hate that?! 9mo
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julesG @Lindy I wish! She was in the drawing room/sitting room with a visitor. 9mo
RaimeyGallant lol, maybe I should hire you as an editor. ;) 9mo
julesG @RaimeyGallant Maybe you should. 😉 9mo
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mdm139
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My oldest is at a birthday party at a trampoline park so I get to sit and read and relax for the first time all week.

RealLifeReading Hooray for some quiet reading time! 9mo
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julesG
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#31bookpics @howjessreads

I love listening to an #audiobook. It's so convenient, listening to #audiobooks and doing something else while reading. My favourite thing to do is crafting of any kind. Knitting, crochet, sewing,...

There's always a pair of headphones in my crafting basket.

jmofo Your smarts have no bounds! 🤓 9mo
julesG @jmofo Thanks! 9mo
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julesG
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#HumpDayPost @MinDea

1) my kids crafting and playing with acorns
2) #audiobook
3) erm???
4) kitchen brush
5) this is a simple one - my daughter and I just sang this to each other, her in German, me in English. 😁
🎶Life is like a hurricane here in Duck - burg
🎶Race cars, lasers, aeroplanes it's a, duck - blur!
🎶Might solve a mystery, or rewrite hist'ry!

Cinfhen I have no clue what you‘re singing 😂😂😂 9mo
Mimi28 Duck tales? 9mo
julesG @Mimi28 Yes!!! 9mo
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julesG @Cinfhen But there's this huge hint in the first line. It's Ducktales. 9mo
Cinfhen Ive NEVER seen Ducktales 😂😂 9mo
MinDea Love DuckTales!!!! 9mo
Zelma I can now only hear Brandon Urie singing Duck Tales. 😂 9mo
julesG @Zelma Had to check it on YouTube. So funny! https://youtu.be/eYf1IKFNHgM 9mo
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Lel2403
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This looks interesting....and 99p for kindle for a little while.....another to add to my TBR

TheSpineView I liked it. Gave it ⭐⭐⭐⭐ 9mo
jessinikkip I got a copy from NetGalley. Im ashamed to admit I havent read it yet 9mo
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MellieAntoinette
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Pickpick

Man I loved this book! Pride & Prejudice meets Jane Eyre with the winds of Salem gusting through the trees. A glorious autumnal read!

EH2018 Love this figurine!! 9mo
MellieAntoinette @EH2018 Do you wanna build a snowman! ⛄️ 🤣🤣🤣 9mo
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HotCocoaReads
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I liked this book so much! It‘s about a girl whose great (great?) grandmother was killed in the Salem witch trials but she learns that she has powers as well—passed down. It‘s also a love story and a ghost story. It‘s spooky (but not too much) and fun. I‘d consider this more YA and the writing is a little simple, but this was a lot of fun!

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MellieAntoinette
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WHAT!!!!!!!! 😲 😲 😲

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IndyHannaJones

Also, this one...

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MellieAntoinette
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Tonight‘s All Hallow‘s Read! 👻 🧙🏻‍♀️🍁🎃🦔

Laura317 Great nail color, too! 10mo
MellieAntoinette @Laura317 Thanks! Emerald City Green for Wicked another Halloween read on my list this month! 10mo
Velvetfur I too love the nail colour! Who's it by? I have an Illamasqua one that's similar but darker.... 9mo
MellieAntoinette @Velvetfur No idea! I‘ll look the next time I get a manicure! 9mo
Velvetfur @MellieAntoinete Oh it was at a salon! I understand 😊 9mo
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FantasyChick
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Book 1 of 4 that I'm hoping to finish this weekend DONE! This one wasn't at all what I was expecting but I could not put it down! I was up all night finishing and regret nothing. If you're into historical fiction/romance/ghost/witchy books.....this one releases Oct 2 and I highly recommend picking it up!

#arc #netgalley #thewitchofwillowhall #onedayread

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