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February 4, 2022

A Lullaby for Witches by Hester Fox ~ a Review

by MK French

Margaret Harlowe never fit in with her wealthy New England family, cultivating the powers of nature and giving in to her darker nature. A hundred and fifty years later, Augusta Podos lands a dream job at Harlowe House, a museum in Tynnemouth, Massachusetts. When she discovers vague references to a daughter that was nearly completely erased from the historical record, Augusta can't resist digging into the mystery, even when it's clearly something not of this world.

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A Lullaby for Witches
February 2022; Graydon House; 978-1525804694
audio, ebook, print (320 pages); gothic romance

I've liked other books that Hester Fox wrote, all featuring witchcraft in 1800's New England. The shoutout to Pale Harbor, Maine made me smile with familiarity. This one starts off with Margaret's thread, seen in flashbacks and dreams as well as her spirit lingering in Harlowe House. Augusta is going through a lot in her own thread, from upheaval and family distance as well as general unrest. She's happy to be at Harlowe House, and then especially when she finds clues leading to Margaret and starts having hallucinations that teases parts of Margaret's past. What we think is the ultimate plan is ultimately very different from what happens, but we get to see the truth of the past and the way forward for Augusta. I really enjoyed this, and couldn't put the book down until I finished it all in one sitting.

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Born and raised in New York City, M.K. French started writing stories when very young, dreaming of different worlds and places to visit. She always had an interest in folklore, fairy tales, and the macabre, which has definitely influenced her work. She currently lives in the Midwest with her husband, three young children, and a golden retriever.

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