I have a habit of reading “munchable” books in the evening (baseball on in the background, naturally). I read a lot of serious stuff during the day and prefer to be entertained rather than educated at night.
Our purchase of Kindles earlier this year turned book-buying into instant gratification. I read a glowing review last week (and I do wish I could find it to give the author credit) of Witch Hunt by Devin O’ Branagan. I was out of new, light reading so thought I’d give it a try. The edition I read was updated from her first one, to make it more modern. I fell in love.
Without giving away too many details, she creates a modern-day Salem atmosphere in a small town in Colorado. Flashbacks to earlier times (including Salem Village) are vividly portrayed and give you a sense of why the modern family is the way they are.
I live in the Bible Belt and although we don’t have any televangelists nearby, the characters she portrayed made me just a little nervous about being out of the broom closet.
Admittedly, a lot of the magic described is fantasy or at least highly-exaggerated but then again, what we witches do on a regular basis wouldn’t make for much page-turning.
I read fast and got through it in an evening. I’d highly recommend this.