On a cold night in 1692, two young girls are caught up in the divining games of a slave woman - and then begin to act very strangely when the game goes wrong. Suddenly, Salem Village is turned upside down as everyone fears that witches may be involved.
Six months later, as news of the girls’ strange behavior becomes known, fear and suspicion overwhelm a nearby farming community, pitting neighbors against neighbors and turning friends into enemies. When Rebecca Eames makes one careless utterance during a verbal attack on her family, she is falsely accused of witchcraft. After her fate is decided by three magistrates, Rebecca must endure a prison sentence during which she and her fellow captives have no choice but to valiantly struggle to find humanity and camaraderie among dire conditions.
In this novel based on a true story, a woman wrongly imprisoned during the seventeenth-century witchcraft trials comes full circle where she must determine if she can somehow resume her life, despite all she has endured.
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- Redwood Moon
Great story. Funny narration.
The narrator was very, almost robotically, clear with her American English pronunciation... To the point that it was actually distracting and a bit comical.
But it’s a fabulous story and I would recommend this book to anyone interested in historical fiction, even if the main characters weren’t their ancestors like they were mine :) Maybe try the paper copy if narration performance is important to you.
The story and narratation are both gripping
Just finished listening to The Puritian Witch on Audible.com. I really enjoyed the story itself. Ive always been into the Salem Witch trials and learning about the ladies and families that were affected by that time. Angelina Will's narration was very soothing and easy to listen to. Sometimes when listening to an audio book it is easy to get lost with the story and zone out but Will's narration was gripping enough to stay tuned in. I would love to hear her read other novels. I have recommended this book to others!