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A Secret History of Witches

(2017)
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Discover a magical historical saga of mothers, daughters and the power of witchcraft - perfect for fans of A Discovery of Witches, Outlander and Nora Roberts.

'Will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss . . . mesmerising'
Tish Thawer

'It's true, ma petite. If they know - if they discover what we are - they will try to killus'

Brittany, 1821. After Grand-mère Ursule gives her life to save her family, their magic seems to die with her. Even so, the Orchières 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.

A Secret History of Witches is a moving 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.

*SHORTLISTED FOR THE ENDEAVOUR AWARD*

'A deeply satisfying and magical work of great craft' Carol Goodman, author of Incubus

'Deftly captures the greatest magic of all: the love between mothers and daughters'
Jordanna Max Brodsky

'Enthralling . . . Deeply moving and richly conceived' Kay Kenyon

'I loved it. A beautiful generational tale, reminiscent of Practical Magic . . . Grounded and real, painful and hopeful at the same time' Laure Eve

'Epic in scope and heartbreakingly tender . . . Recommended for fans of Nora Roberts' Booklist

Novels by Louisa Morgan:
A Secret History of Witches
The Witch's Kind
The Age of Witches

Genre: Fantasy

Praise for this book

"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

"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

"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

"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." - Melissa Lenhardt

"A grand family saga rich with historical detail and threaded through with magic. Like the women at the heart of the story, the book gains its power from the unfolding of generations, each one building on the wisdom and the mistakes of the past. I loved each new story just a little more than the one before it, and I kept hoping to read even one more tale of the Orchiere women!" - Sharon Shinn

"Morgan's transportive words will sweep you away to a time of magic, love, and loss. Simply hold on and enjoy this mesmerizing ride." - Tish Thawer


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Hardback Editions

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Title: A Secret History of Witches: A Novel
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
ISBN: 0-316-50855-1 / 978-0-316-50855-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Redhook
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Paperback Editions

May 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
ISBN: 0-356-51156-1 / 978-0-356-51156-6 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Secret History of Witches: A Novel
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
ISBN: 0-316-50858-6 / 978-0-316-50858-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Redhook
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
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May 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
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September 2017 : USA Audio edition
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
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May 2018 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Secret History of Witches
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
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Title: A Secret History of Witches: A Novel
Author(s): Louisa Morgan
Publisher: Redhook
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