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The Apprenticeship of Molly Chant (Silver Cape Cove, #1)

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Hanging for witchcraft has been outlawed in Ireland for centuries…

Sixteen-year-old Molly Chant faces the noose, a punishment unheard of in 1869. Her one chance for escape is to follow her friend, Mick, to a ship ready to sail to the desolate island of Newfoundland. But, crossing the vast, angry ocean to the colonies could be a new kind of death sentence.

Her only hope for r
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Published May 2020 by Pearce Street Press
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Colleen Winter
Jun 23, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I read this novel in one weekend and thoroughly enjoyed being immersed in the world of 1800's Newfoundland. Winsor paints a compelling picture of the strength of the people and the hardships they endure in their lives. The historical view on witches and their treatment by society is fascinating, as is Winsor's portrayal of Molly Chant, a compelling character who overcomes a life time of superstition and suffering to stay true to who she knows she is. I loved every minute of this book! ...more
Yvette Holland
May 26, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Couldn’t put it down

“The Apprenticeship of Molly Chant” by Jeanette Winsor is an expertly told tale of a girl apprenticed into womanhood. Molly learns to silence her doubts, listen to revelations in nature, and trust the Mother. Readers experience the predators’ hatred and punishment, Molly’s pain and anger, and her efforts to accept and forgive herself and others. Jeanette Winsor adeptly evokes strong feelings for Molly, her friends, her enemies and her environment. While reading I was enfolded
Regina Avery
Feb 07, 2021 rated it it was amazing
This was an interesting book. I couldn’t put it down once I started. The life of Molly was indeed a hard one dealing with all sorts of challenges from her time in Ireland to St John’s to her life near Bonavista.
I highly recommend.
Jun 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Such a great book, I didn’t want to put it down! So many powerful and heartbreaking moments, a total page turner! Definitely recommend.
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Jeanette Winsor, born in Bonavista, Newfoundland is an author, teacher, and an avid reader. She gets up early to research and write, taking time out mid afternoon for her daily refresher—a thirty-minute nap.

Jeanette started her writing back twenty years ago in the magazine industry. But, she realized early on that writing the truth and stating facts was boring. Then her wild imagination took over

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