Hold on to your Grimoires Witchy Babes♥︎
Louisa Morgan’s THE GREAT WITCH OF BRITTANY
Is Coming February 15th
Return to the world of A Secret History of Witches with the bewitching tale of Ursule Orchière and her discovery of magical abilities that will not only change the course of her life but every generation that comes after her.
There hasn’t been a witch born in the Orchière clan for generations. According to the elders, that line is dead, leaving the clan vulnerable to the whims of superstitious villagers and the prejudices of fearmongering bishops.
Ursule Orchière has been raised on stories of the great witches of the past. But the only magic she knows is the false spells her mother weaves over the gullible women who visit their fortune-telling caravan. Everything changes when Ursule comes of age and a spark of power flares to life. Thrilled to be chosen, she has no idea how magic will twist and shape her future.
Guided by an ancient grimoire and the whispers of her ancestors, Ursule is destined to walk the same path as the great witches of old. But first, the Orchière magical lineage must survive. And danger hovers over her, whether it’s the bloodlust of the mob or the flames of the pyre.
A tale of magic and fate, triumph and heartbreak, and the powerful bonds between mothers and daughters unfold in the late 1700s in this spellbinding novel from master storyteller, Louisa Morgan.
This book was received from the Author, and Publisher, in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.
This is a non spoiler review, because you as reader need to read this book. Also, I feel sometimes I have in the past gave away to much of the plot line. This has diminished the pleasure for would be readers.
Once again Louisa Morgan transports readers to the 18th century. In her latest book The Great Witch Book Of Brittany she continues her incredible generational tale. An exquisitely written, immersive early life of Grand-mere Ursule Orchiere.
Ursule She helps her mother in her fortune telling, by collecting payments from seekers. There has been a true Witch born to the Orchiere’s in generations. Her mother uses her wits to create a revenue for them both. But the the ancient crystal stays dark under Agnes hands. Thirteen year old Ursule guards a great secret from her own mother Agnes, and the the rest of her Romani clan. When she becomes of age her powers awaken and the stone sparks alive.
Romani are outcast, and always remain guarded as they are easily targeted. Witch hunters are always on the look out. Danger comes from those seeking to blame, they incite mobs and Ursule will have do everything in her power to protect mother and herself. All she needs to do is trust herself and her new found abilities.
I am always impressed with Louisa Morgan seamless narration that brings the place time and her exquisite characters fully to life. Just like her past books, this book grabs you and doesn’t let you go until the end. Once that once I started I couldn’t stop.
The Author: Louisa Morganlives and writes and rambles with her Border Terrier on the beautiful Olympic Peninsula in Washington State. A musician and a yogini, she finds inspiration in the artistic environment where she makes her home. [Amazon]
Louisa Morgan is the author of A Secret History of Witches, The Witch’s Kind, and The Age of Witches. She’s looking forward to the publication of The Great Witch of Brittany in 2022!
Louisa is a yogini, a musician, a mom, and a dog lover. She lives in scenic Northern Idaho with her family and her spirit familiar, Oscar the Border Terrier. Visit her at www.louisamorgan.net. [Goodreads]