Part of what I enjoyed about this story is the use of flashbacks to follow not only Deliverance herself, but her daughters and granddaughters and even great granddaughters. It provides some insight about how life must have been for the families of the condemned and the pall of guilt that lingered with them long after the events.
I was not particularly bothered by some unevenness in the writing or a bit of triteness in the plot. For example, it is nearly a genre requirement that Connie should discover - and only most reluctantly accept - her own special gifts. And, of course, you need someone to be in serious jeopardy to create a little tension. Who better than the perfect boyfriend? The poor schmuck was doomed from the first meeting. I have always been interested in the Salem witch trials and the European witch madness as well. I am sure that part of the appeal of this book was learning that the author is herself descended from two convicted witches. Her bio identifies them as "Elizabeth Proctor, who survived the Salem witch trials, and Elizabeth Howe, who did not."
On that chilling note, I recommend this book to you and look forward to more from this author.
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