Title: Catching A Witch
Author’s Name: Heidi Eljarbo
Publisher: TCK Publishing
Genre: Historical Romance
Page Count: 284 Pages
Author or Book Website: https://www.heidieljarbo.com/
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Release Date: N/A
How I Got the Book: Review Copy
Summary of the Book:
Clara Dahl, an educated and upstanding minister’s daughter, returns to her childhood home in Norway after several years abroad. She’s excited to reconnect with her lifelong friend, Bess and to spend some time becoming reacquainted with the townsfolks. But before long, Clara realizes her sleepy, little, picturesque corner of the world has been invaded by evil.
The year is 1660, a time in history when women—especially poor women—were tried and executed for witchcraft. When an English witch-hunter arrives in Clara’s seaside village home, she watches in horror as the townsfolk not only welcome him but begin to work with him. As neighbor turns against neighbor, Clara finds herself drawn into the fray, forced to do what she can to protect her friends and others she cares about.
Clara struggles against the witch-hunter’s influence, speaking out against his unjust treatment of those accused of witch-craft as he plays on other peoples’ superstitious and religious beliefs. She is appalled by the townsfolks’ behavior, and aside from a handful of close friends, she feels she has no one she can trust. But when Clara’s best friend Bess is accused of being a witch, Clara must find others to join her quest to save not only her friend but the entire town…before it’s too late.
My Personal Review: I received a copy of this book for a fair and honest review. This history takes place in Norway in the 1660’s as a witch hunter comes to the village where Clara lives. It is a time of great tense and it has neighbor turning on neighbor. It was kind of hard to read and took me a couple of section. It was not because the book was bad or anything. It was just intense at times. It made me feel for Clara and those close to her and what she has to do to keep those she cares about safe. When a close friend is accused it pushes Clara to rethink what is happening in her town. It was worth the time to read. It tells the tale of how people’s beliefs and superstitions can be preyed upon.
My Rating of the Book: 4 Stars