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A Lock of Hair

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Boston, 1846. 18-year-old Mildred Parish, a barber's daughter, practices practical witchraft using locks of hair obtained from her father's customers. She's very selective about who knows her secret and the kinds of spells she casts. Only people she trusts can know and she must never cast a spell to harm another person.

One of her father's clients is Theodore O'Brian, an Ir
ebook, 337 pages
Published September 28th 2019 by A. Rose Pritchett
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Jan 27, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I won this book in a giveaway and am happy I did. This sweet historical has an old fashioned feel and I'd call the author an 'old soul'. The story was easy to read and well done. Mildred is an eighteen year old witch in Boston and her life spins out of control, but she always tries to do the right thing and live by her - cause no harm, ethic. This story will especially appeal to YA readers, but even as an adult reader, I found it compelling and well worth picking up. ...more
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Sep 08, 2020 rated it it was amazing
What is a lock of hair to you and I? Is it simply something that gets lobbed off every so often when we go to the salon? It provides you with a sense of self? Some women and men focus a lot of attention on their hair, but others may think it quite trivial. Think about it. It is so much more than that. It can have your DNA. It can be so powerful that someone can use your hair to incriminate you in a crime. Why wouldn’t witches be able to use it for their spells too, right? Pritchett has a rivetin ...more
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Millie is a witch (mainly in secret) and casts spells to help others; as well as training her apprentice Mary. One day Trinity comes to her and ask her to cast a death spell against a family who she has a vendetta against; but the family is the O’Briens. And Millie is hopelessly in love with Theodore. She refuses as she won’t harm others, but knows that Trinity won’t stop until she gets her revenge. Whilst trying to protect those she cares about, she ends up putting herself in da
Feb 06, 2021 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this young adult, historical-romance. I liked the intricacies the author put into the story. She described in detail how Mildred felt about being a witch within the confines of her Catholic society and how torn she was when hiding her beliefs. I think the characterization of the protagonist was very well done. The description of how she went about doing protective spells and charms was believable and showed the normalcy of Mildred’s practice. The author also did a great job with the se ...more
Feb 01, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Really good young adult novel by a new author. Quick read you dont want to put down. Hoping for a follow up sequel.
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