A Secret History of Witches

By Louisa Morgan
Read by Polly Lee

17.55 Hours 09/05/2017 unabridged
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A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters - witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift. Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden. But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history. "At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters." --Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals

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Summary

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award

A Brit + Co Pick of three new books about magic women

A sweeping historical saga that traces five generations of fiercely powerful mothers and daughters - witches whose magical inheritance is both a dangerous threat and an extraordinary gift.
Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mere Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her.
Even so, the Orchires fight to keep the old ways alive, practicing half-remembered spells and arcane rites in hopes of a revival. And when their youngest daughter comes of age, magic flows anew. The lineage continues, though new generations struggle not only to master their power, but also to keep it hidden.
But when World War II looms on the horizon, magic is needed more urgently than ever - not for simple potions or visions, but to change the entire course of history.
"At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters." --Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Poignant tale of mothers and daughters struggling to survive and preserve their craft in a hostile world. A tale full of love and betrayal, happiness and terror, it will keep you reading long into the night. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Melissa Lenhardt, author of Sawbones
A grand family saga rich with historical detail and threaded through with magic. You won't want this book to end. Sharon Shinn, author of Archangel
A Secret History of Witches is an epic family saga that speaks to the strength of all women and the difference that one true heart can make, not only for herself, but for the world. Marci Jefferson, author of Girl on the Golden Coin
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 15.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} "A Secret History of Witches examines the bonds between mothers and daughters, and the power of hidden magic to quietly save the world, particularly as the world braces for another global war. Brit + Co
An enthralling journey through time and the hearts of women with powers they must hide. Deeply moving and richly conceived. The secret is out. This is how it happened. Kay Kenyon, author of At the Table of Wolves
Morgan's transportive words will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss. Simply hold on and enjoy this mesmerizing ride. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} Tish Thawer, award-winning author of The Witches of BlackBrook series
At once sprawling and intimate, A Secret History of Witches deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters. Jordanna Max Brodsky, author of The Immortals
"I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic if it had been set in various time periods, but much more expansive in scope. Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time. Laure Eve, author of The Graces
p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 14.0px Calibri; -webkit-text-stroke: #000000} span.s1 {font-kerning: none} "Epic relay race that gripped me from start to finish. Fiercely uncompromising and unsentimentally poignant, A Secret History of Witches will transfix you. Michael Bishop
"A moving multigenerational saga about strong women who work behind the scenes to save the world from tyranny. A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft. Carol Goodman, author of The Lake of Dead Languages
“The atmospheric opening scene, fraught with tension and determination, is captured perfectly by Lee’s hushed voice and careful cadence, setting the emotional tone for what lies ahead…The complex relationships between mothers and daughters are enriched by Lee’s strong characterizations, which capture time periods, ages, genders, and social class. Her narrative talents shine further as she moves smoothly between French, British, and American accents. Spellbound listeners won’t want this story to end. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

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Author Bio: Louisa Morgan

Louisa Morgan is a pseudonym

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Runtime: 17.55
Audience: Adult
Language: English