The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs

A Novel

Book - 2019 | First edition
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Connie Goodwin is an expert on America's fractured past with witchcraft. A young, tenure-track professor in Boston, she's earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America--especially women's home recipes and medicines--and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. But beyond her studies, Connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows. When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner's life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds'-years-long deadly curse. Flashing back through American history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women's survival across the decades--and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.
Publisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2019
ISBN: 9781250304865
1250304865
Characteristics: 338 pages ; 25 cm

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ontherideau May 28, 2020

I really liked The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, this follow up held some interest. Nearing the end it became a spiral of witchcraft fantasy that illustrates why "witches" were hunted.

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CConforto
Nov 02, 2019

Highly enjoyable and entertaining story with history and folklore embedded throughout. Great read in October or anytime you need your witch fix.

ArapahoeAlice Jun 05, 2019

Sequel to The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. I love the exploration of witchcraft and the history of the witch trials in America.

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