The Age of Witches by Louisa Morgan – Louisa Morgan, author of A Secret History of Witches, returns with another riveting tale of family, witchcraft, and love that spans generations, set in Gilded Age New York and London.
Harriet Bishop, descended from a long line of witches, uses magic to help women in need — not only ordinary women but also those with powers of their own. She must intervene when a distant cousin wields dangerous magic to change the lives of two unsuspecting young people… one of whom might just be a witch herself.
Frances Allington has used her wiles and witchcraft to claw her way out of poverty and into a spectacular marriage with one of New York’s wealthiest new tycoons. She is determined to secure the Allingtons’ position amongst the city’s elite Four Hundred families by any means necessary — including a scheme to make a glorious aristocratic match for her headstrong and reluctant step-daughter, Annis, using the same strange power with which she ensnared Annis’s father. To save Annis from this dark magic, Harriet reveals to her Frances’ misuse of their shared birthright and kindles in Annis her own nascent powers. Together, Harriet and Annis must resist her stepmother’s agenda, lest she — and the dashing young lord she suspects she could come to love — lose their freedom, and possibly their lives.
About the Author: Louisa Morgan lives and writes and rambles with her familiar, Oscar the Border Terrier, on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. A musician and a yogini, she finds inspiration in the artistic environment where she makes her home.
Under the name Louise Marley, she has written a number of other historical fiction novels, as well as fantasy and science fiction. Please visit www.louisemarley.com for more information, and to learn more about Oscar!
Review of The Age of Witches
The Age of Witches is a beautifully written tale of witches in Gilded Age New York. Morgan writes in a way that pulls you into the story making this an immersive experience that is almost effortless. Annis is descended from the Bishop line but knows nothing about her abilities. Harriet wants to teach her, but is estranged from Frances and Annis doesn’t know who she is. Harriet becomes involved when Frances starts to use her step-daughter as a pawn. The characters are well-written and develop at a steady pace keeping you second-guessing until the end. The Age of Witches is an intriguing read for anyone who loves paranormal fantasy! *I received a complimentary copy in exchange for a review.*