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A Witch in Time

4.03  ·  Rating details ·  4,731 ratings  ·  766 reviews
A young woman in Belle Epoque France is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist.

In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother — a witch — botches a curse on Marchant, she unwittingly binds Juliet to the artist th
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Published February 11th 2020 by Redhook
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Constance Isn't Luke the best! I will admit to you that as I walk my dogs each morning, I do plot out his story in my head! The next book is a standalone, but I…moreIsn't Luke the best! I will admit to you that as I walk my dogs each morning, I do plot out his story in my head! The next book is a standalone, but I'm totally open to exploring Luke's story at some point in the future!(less)
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Thank you to NetGalley for A Witch in Time.

They might regret it because I'm gonna rip it a new one.

I was really excited to read A Witch in Time because the premise had all the elements I look for: magic, demons, horror, love, tragic love!

I'm so there!

Then, I started reading.

** Danger Will Robinson! Spoilers ahead **

I disliked Juliet. Intensely. She is a silly little girl with no redeemable qualities.

In fact, the urge to punch her throughout the years only grew with my intense dislike
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell

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I grabbed A WITCH IN TIME on impulse because the prospect of doomed love has always been a concept that has appealed to the dark romantic in me. It is a story about a woman with a curse, doomed to repeat the same mistakes throughout time. And the man-- or should I say, demon-- who loves her. Oh, and she's a witch.

"Aha!" I thought. "Interesting!"

And it was... interesting. But not in the way I expected or necessarily wanted. Gentle spoiler
Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance

The muse.

The actress.

The musician.

The witch.

There is only one novel in which you can live your life four times, in different ways, through two centuries, trapped in a deadly curse with a demon at your heels. If you are a fan of time-travel books like me, then the blurb alone at the back of the book should have you hooked in an instant.

Washington, DC, 2012 - After divorcing Roger, an art collector and “wunderkind in the philanthropy world” Helen is on a blind date with Luke Varner, who is t
Lisa Wolf
A Witch in Time is a haunting story of doomed, enduring love. It’s mesmerizing and otherworldly, yet also very much grounded in the here and now.

As the story opens, we meet Helen Lambert, a successful media professional in her mid-30s, recently divorced from a mover and shaker in the museum world, cautiously stepping back into the dating world. But the man she’s set up with on a blind date is both strange and familiar. There’s something about Luke Varner that resonates with Helen. He implies tha
Kirsty Hendry
Oct 23, 2020 rated it really liked it
Thank you Netgalley for providing me with an e-copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

In 1895, in France, 16 year old Juliet LaCompte falls hopelessly in love with Auguste Marchant, the painter who lives nearby. Their relationship is doomed from the start. August is already married and Juliet has been promised to another. Juliet's mother is a witch who provides small spells and potions to the local townspeople. When she discovers Juliet and Marchant's relationship she is livid. In a
Mogsy (MMOGC)
4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum

I really enjoyed A Witch in Time, but I’ll say this right off the bat—it’s not going to be for everyone. First of all, if you’re looking for a “witchy” book, with magic and spells and all that jazz, well…this is not going to be it. What we have here is more like a love story, and it’s a strange one at that. Delving into the concept of past lives and predetermined fate, this novel follows three characters and their various
Alma Katsu
Jan 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
For fans of A Discovery of Witches, Outlander, and (dare I say it?) The Taker, A Witch in Time is a story of star-crossed love across the centuries. Dazzling and romantic.
Feb 29, 2020 rated it did not like it
This book had so much potential, the story premise and concept were a home run from the first time I heard about it. I was not expecting to be met with a book that I disliked so greatly.

Unfortunately, the execution fell extremely flat for me. Writing style is a preference, and I just wasn’t sucked in by Constance’s style. I felt it was too dialogue heavy and the pacing was off — I just wasn’t a fan of the storytelling. There were moments that felt unnecessarily elongated and other times where an
Ok WOAH. What did I read!? I went into this book expecting something, and I was taken on a whole different direction, which I loved! So we’ll written, and I loved how, in the beginning we’re given little snippets of past VS present, but then after we know what’s going on we’re given huge blocks of time - it felt like there was 4 books in 1!

The characters are easy to love and root for, despite knowing what’s going to happen. The ending was perfect and not rushed, which is always a good sign!

Hester Fox
Dec 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction, witch-fic
Fans of Deborah Harkness will devour this page-turning tale of love, reincarnation, and dark magic. A highly unique and enjoyable read!
Mar 11, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Intriguing storyline BUT it dragged at points, was confusing at times and sometimes went too fast so you couldn't keep up. It's a meh read. The type book you would find in a dollar store. ...more
With all the covid-19 news, I have been struggling to read. I picked up A Witch in Time and devoured the majority of the book in one long sitting! This is the deeply intriguing story of a doomed love story cursed to repeat time and time again. Reminiscent of The Time Traveler’s Wife with a bit of The Mayfair Witches series mixed in. Constance Sayers has written a brilliant debut!
May 07, 2020 rated it did not like it
Imagine living four lives and still having no personality or romantic tension whatsoever.
I haven't read a good romance in what feels like an eternity, I just want to feel something :(
A Witch In Time has all the elements that attract me to a book: witches, demons, past lives, reincarnation, and a cursed/doomed love. This book is about a human, a witch, and a demon stuck in a perpetual looped curse that three of them have to relive in multiple lifetimes. It all starts in 1895, when a Parisian painter, Auguste Marchant, seduces sixteen-years old Juliet. Juliet's mother, a minor witch, curses Auguste to eternal damnation, accidentally tying Juliet to Auguste's fate. Lucas is the ...more
Oct 16, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
TW: rape, abortion, physical and verbal abuse, suicide, murder, drug addiction and also deals with very dark magic.
I enjoyed this book. I admit it started off a little slow for me but I did love and enjoy this book. I have to say I really enjoyed Nora's story line, she was an actress in the 193os. I like Constance Sayers' storytelling and I'm very excited to read her next book.
May 20, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I put Constance Sayers’ A Witch in Time aside as a DNF the first time I picked it up. Helen Lambert bored me to tears, and I cared so little about her love life that I could not push through the beginning of chapter three. I had no intention of returning to the book, but I left it on my kindle and ended up cracking it open on the heels of a heavy nonfiction, thinking it would serve as a mindless transitional read. You know,
Feb 01, 2021 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
How have I not heard about this!!?? The plot sounds amazing!
Mar 05, 2020 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Bree Hill
Mar 10, 2020 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2020-least-faves
This has all the makings of a five star read for me. It’s not a bad book! It has its issues that I was able to kind of read through and get past..I think writing stories the way this one is written has to be tricky: we have a modern day heroine who is the reincarnation of another women from 1895. She is about to reach her 34th birthday and relives her past lives and learns that basically the way the curse on her is set up-she never lives past 34. So we follow not only her but the three women she ...more
Feb 26, 2020 rated it really liked it

Title: A Witch in Time
Series: Standalone
Author: Constance Sayers
Release date: February 11, 2020
Cliffhanger: No
Genre: fantasy, historical fiction

"Our illusions are powerful things we cling to."

I used to be cautious when trying out new authors. The unfamiliarity of their writing, not knowing how well you will mesh with their personal style, and the worry that the quality may not be up to par were things that went through my head. But in the last couple of years, I've found that some of my favorit
Couldn't put this book down! I loved it!! Starcrossed lovers are my jam, and this story definitely delivered. Highly recommended! ...more
Roxie |The Book Slayer| Voorhees
Ok so as I pick up the shattered pieces of my effin heart, let me say this isn't my "normal" type of reading, but I am so glad I picked it up. I am a fan of nearly anything to do with witches, especially if lots of lore is involved. But this one had a love story that, that, that Idk how to explain it without ruining it so just read it ok. ...more
Ella PiloFerguson
Aug 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
This was everything I love in one. Magic, history and reincarnation.
BreeAnn (She Just Loves Books)
What I Loved:
I LOVED this book. Every single word, every page, every character. Can I also just throw in my massive cover-love for this one! It was a wonderful, exciting ride filled with a witch’s curse, a romance that spans lifetimes, secrets, and so much more!

How I Felt:
This book just grabbed me from the start. I love it when a book does that because I’m immediately invested and find myself flying through the pages. With A Witch in Time, I never stopped being invested and it was wonderful.

Dec 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: giveaways-arcs
I received this e-arc from NetGalley and the author for an honest and unbiased review that is solely my own.

The title and especially the cover are what caught my attention when I first saw this novel. The premise was icing on the cake. I want to preface by stating this is not like a young adult novel of curses, witches, demons and love. This isn’t even like Practical Magic level of witchery. This novel is a curse of revenge done by a lesser witch to “protect” her daughter but it backfires, ensn
Nov 03, 2020 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2020
This book was recommended by my GR friend Toni. I most likely wouldn’t have picked it up without her bringing it to my attention so thank you for that. I love stories of reincarnation and loved ones finding each other again and again in the next life. This had a bit of a twist with a curse tied in. I enjoyed it but didn’t love it. The writing is very good and the story interesting. I think my problem was every time I began to like a storyline it changed of course in a way the character is always ...more

I didn’t care as much for Sandra’s parts but overall I enjoyed this, especially the history.
Marta Barrales
Dec 21, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: disappointing, dnf
I’ll start this by making a comparison that might not be fair, but I really can’t think of any other way to explain this.

This book feels like V. E. Schwab’s The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue but stripped of the beauty. Calling it a copycat is impossible given the publishing dates for both of these works, but it’s easy to see how they play with the same ideas. A young woman in France, a deal that preserves her through time and a demon that oversees it all. But while so many things are the same, o
Rashell Reed
Apr 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Beautiful story.
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Constance Sayers' debut novel, A Witch in Time, is available now from Orbit (Hachette Book Group). You can follow her on Twitter and Instagram @constancesayers.

A finalist for Alternating Current’s 2016 Luminaire Award for Best Prose, her short stories have appeared in Souvenir and Amazing Graces: Yet Another Collection of Fiction by Washington Area Women as well as The Coil. Her short fiction has

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