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A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan
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This is a fun, inter-generational family history of witches. Each section features one of five Orchiére daughters and their story of how their magic develops, and how they find love in their lives (or not). But witches must always hide their powers from everyone else, for a woman with that kind of power is a danger to society. The novel begins in Brittany and ends in London, and moves from early 19th century all the way to WWII. It's at its strongest when the history comes alive and plays an integral part in the women's lives. This happens at the beginning and the end. The middle fails to utilize the rich history of the time periods they take place in, but it's still fun, especially if you're looking for a light read with romance and witchcraft, and nothing too heavy. I enjoyed it overall, even if it left me craving a little more substance.

Thanks to Netgalley and Redhook for providing me with a free copy in exchange for an honest review.
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Reading Progress

August 21, 2017 – Started Reading
August 21, 2017 – Shelved
August 21, 2017 – Shelved as: netgalley
August 31, 2017 – Shelved as: historical-fiction
August 31, 2017 – Shelved as: contemporary-fantasy
August 31, 2017 – Finished Reading

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