Half Spent Was the Night: A Witches’ Yuletide Ami McKay’s Witches Book 2

Did you know that roasting chestnuts was once used to foretell one's fate?     As the witches roast chestnuts and melt lead to see their fate, a series of odd messengers land on their doorstep bearing invitations for a New Year's Eve masquerade hosted by a woman they've never met. Is she as benevolent as she seems or is she laying a trap? and so, the witches don their finery and head for the ball, as Gilded-Age New York prepares to ring in the new year, on the hunt for answers that might well be the end of them.

During the nights between christmas and New Year's, the witches of New York--Adelaide Thom, Eleanor St. Beloved author ami mckay is back, bringing us a magical follow-up in the tradition of Victorian winter tales to her mesmerizing bestseller, The Witches of New York. Gossip, dreams and portents follow, leading the witches to question the woman's motives.

Clair and the youngest, Beatrice Dunn--gather before the fire to tell ghost stories and perform traditional Yuletide divinations.

The Witches of New York: A Novel Ami McKay's Witches Book 1

At their humble teashop, they provide a place for whispered confessions, secret cures, Tea and Sympathy, and spiritual assignations for a select society of ladies, who speak the right words and ask the right questions. New york in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Under the tutelage of adelaide and eleanor, beatrice comes to harness many of her powers, but not even they can prepare her for the evils lurking in the darkest corners of the city or the courage it will take to face them.

 . Those averse to magic need not apply. A buzzfeed best gift book of the year“a dark, atmospheric, each determined to thrive in a society hell-bent on keeping them down, and feminist story of three women in New York City's Gilded Age, and using their coven to do so. Buzzfeedinternational bestsellerrespectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl.

Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women—some possessed of true intuitive powers, and some gifted with the art of performance—find work as mediums.

Enter adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clair. Those averse to magic need not apply, " she has little inclination of what the job will demand of her.

The Virgin Cure: A Novel

From #1 international bestselling author ami mckay comes The Virgin Cure, the story of a young girl abandoned and forced to fend for herself in the poverty and treachery of post-Civil War New York City. Mckay, whose debut novel the birth house made headlines around the world, returns with a resonant tale inspired by her own great-great-grandmother’s experiences as a pioneer of women’s medicine in nineteenth-century New York.

In a powerful novel that recalls the evocative fiction anita Shreve, poignant, Ami McKay brings to light the story of early, forward-thinking social warriors, creating a narrative that readers will find inspiring, Annie Proulx, adventure-filled, and Joanne Harris, and utterly unforgettable.

The Birth House: A Novel P.S.

The birth house is the story of Dora Rare, the first daughter to be born in five generations of the Rare family. Together, they help the women of Scots Bay through infertility, difficult labors, breech births, unwanted pregnancies and even unfulfilling sex lives. But when gilbert thomas, some of the women begin to question Miss Babineau's methods—and after Miss Babineau's death, painless childbirth, a brash medical doctor, comes to Scots Bay with promises of fast, Dora is left to carry on alone.

During the turbulent first years of World War I, Dora becomes the midwife's apprentice. In the face of fierce opposition, she must summon all of her strength to protect the birthing traditions and wisdom that have been passed down to her. Filled with details that are as compelling as they are surprising—childbirth in the aftermath of the Halifax Explosion, the prescribing of vibratory treatments to cure hysteria and a mysterious elixir called Beaver Brew—Ami McKay has created an arresting and unforgettable portrait of the struggles that women faced to have control of their own bodies and to keep the best parts of tradition alive in the world of modern medicine.

As a child in an isolated village in nova Scotia, she is drawn to Miss Babineau, an outspoken Acadian midwife with a gift for healing and a kitchen filled with herbs and folk remedies.

The Age of Witches: A Novel

She'll need to claim her own power to save herself-and resist succumbing to the darkness that threatens to overcome them all. From more from louisa morgan, check out:A Secret History of WitchesThe Witch's Kind. In gilded age new york, power and ambition, a centuries-long clash between two magical families ignites when a young witch must choose between love and loyalty, in this magical novel by Louisa Morgan.

In 1692, bridget Bishop was hanged as a witch. Two hundred years later, her legacy lives on in the scions of two very different lines: one dedicated to using their powers to heal and help women in need; the other, determined to grasp power for themselves by whatever means necessary. This clash will play out in the fate of Annis, a young woman in Gilded Age New York who finds herself a pawn in the family struggle for supremacy.


The Witch's Kind: A Novel

Together, the government, barrie anne and charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves -- and the child they think of as their own -- from suspicious neighbors, and even their own family. For more from louisa morgan, check out: A Secret History of WitchesThe Age of Witches.

The second is the sudden reappearance of Barrie Anne's long-lost husband -- who is not quite the man she thought she married. Barrie anne blythe and her aunt charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them peculiar -- two women living alone on the outskirts of town.

But two events threaten to upend their lives forever. It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secret. The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own. In the aftermath of world war ii, two women with unusual gifts must protect a mysterious baby in a poignant tale of family, sacrifice and magic.


The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs: A Novel

A family curse. Can connie break the spell before it shatters her future?a bewitching novel of a New England history professor who must race against time to free her family from a curse, by Katherine Howe, New York Times bestselling author of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane. Connie goodwin is an expert on America’s fractured past with witchcraft.

A young, tenure-track professor in boston, she’s earned career success by studying the history of magic in colonial America—especially women’s home recipes and medicines—and by exposing society's threats against women fluent in those skills. A magical bloodline. But beyond her studies, connie harbors a secret: She is the direct descendant of a woman tried as a witch in Salem, an ancestor whose abilities were far more magical than the historical record shows.

When a hint from her mother and clues from her research lead Connie to the shocking realization that her partner’s life is in danger, she must race to solve the mystery behind a hundreds’-years-long deadly curse. Flashing back through american history to the lives of certain supernaturally gifted women, The Daughters of Temperance Hobbs affectingly reveals not only the special bond that unites one particular matriarchal line, but also explores the many challenges to women’s survival across the decades—and the risks some women are forced to take to protect what they love most.


Secrets of the Chocolate House Found Things Book 2

This time her ability to travel to the past will be tested. She tells herself she must forget about Samuel and leave him in the past where he belongs. Now, brackston returns to the Found Things series with its sequel, Secrets of the Chocolate House. After her adventures in the seventeenth century, Xanthe does her best to settle back into the rhythm of life in Marlborough.

This time she will discover her true destiny. Soon after, she has an upsetting vision of Samuel in great danger, compelling her to make another journey to the past. This time she'll meet her most dangerous adversary. The second novel in a bewitching series "brimming with charm and charisma" that will make "fans of Outlander rejoice!" Woman's World MagazineNew York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston’s The Little Shop of Found Things was called “a page-turner that will no doubt leave readers eager for future series installments” Publishers Weekly.

Will that destiny allow her to return home? And will she be able to save Samuel when his own fate seems to be sealed? With the help of her new friends, she does her best to move on, focusing instead on the success of her and Flora’s antique shop. But there are still things waiting to be found, still injustices needing to be put right, still voices whispering to Xanthe from long ago about secrets wanting to be shared.

While looking for new stock for the shop, Xanthe hears the song of a copper chocolate pot.

The Fortune Teller: A Novel

Yet theo is arrogant and elusive, concealing secrets of his own, and there’s more to Semele’s desire to speak with him than she would like to admit. Both a memoir and a prophecy, it appears to be the work of a powerful seer, describing devastating wars and natural disasters in detail thousands of years before they occurred.

The more she reads, the more the manuscript begins to affect Semele’s life. Semele cavnow appraises antiquities for an exclusive Manhattan auction house, deciphering ancient texts—and when she discovers a manuscript written in the time of Cleopatra, she knows it will be the find of her career. Semele realizes it’s up to her to stop them: the manuscript holds the key to a two-thousand-year-old secret, a secret someone will do anything to possess.

But what happened to the tarot deck? As the mystery of her connection to its story deepens, Semele can’t shake the feeling that she’s being followed. Now a usa today and los angeles times bestsellerfrom the award-winning author of The Memory Painter comes a sweeping and suspenseful tale of romance, fate, and fortune.

Its author tells the story of a priceless tarot deck, now lost to history, but as Semele delves further, she realizes the manuscript is more than it seems. Only one person can help her make sense of it all: her client, Theo Bossard. Can semele even trust him?the auction date is swiftly approaching, and someone wants to interfere—someone who knows the cards exist, and that the Bossard manuscript is tied to her.

The House of Velvet and Glass

Katherine howe, returns with an entrancing historical novel set in boston in 1915, torn between loss and love, author of the phenomenal New York Times bestseller The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, where a young woman stands on the cusp of a new century, driven to seek answers in the depths of a crystal ball.

Still reeling from the deaths of her mother and sister on the Titanic, Sibyl Allston is living a life of quiet desperation with her taciturn father and scandal-plagued brother in an elegant town house in Boston's Back Bay. As benton and sibyl work together to solve a harrowing mystery, their long-simmering spark flares to life, and they realize that there may be something even more magical between them than a medium's scrying glass.

From the opium dens of boston's chinatown to the opulent salons of high society, from the back alleys of colonial Shanghai to the decks of the Titanic, intoxicating romance, The House of Velvet and Glass weaves together meticulous period detail, and a final shocking twist in a breathtaking novel that will thrill readers.

Bonus features in the ebook: katherine howe's essay on scrying; Boston Daily Globe article on the Titanic from April 15, 1912; and a Reading Group Guide and Q&A with the author, Katherine Howe. Trapped in a world over which she has no control, Sybil flees for solace to the parlor of a table-turning medium.

But when her brother is suddenly kicked out of Harvard under mysterious circumstances and falls under the sway of a strange young woman, Sibyl turns for help to psychology professor Benton Jones, despite the unspoken tensions of their shared past.

The Little Shop of Found Things: A Novel

He may also be the reason she can’t bring herself to leave. The story continues in october 2019 with book two in the Found Things series, Secrets of the Chocolate House. Xanthe and her mother flora leave London behind for a fresh start, taking over an antique shop in the historic town of Marlborough. When she touches them, she can sense something of the past they come from and the stories they hold.

When she has an intense connection to a beautiful silver chatelaine she has to know more. It is while she’s examining the chatelaine that she’s transported back to the seventeenth century where it has its origins. Xanthe has always had an affinity with some of the antiques she finds. An antique shop haunted by a ghost.

A silver treasure with an injustice in its story. An adventure to the past she’ll never forget. While xanthe fights to save the girl amid the turbulent days of 1605, she meets architect Samuel Appleby. She discovers there is an injustice in its history. New york times bestselling author of the witch's daughter Paula Brackston returns to her trademark blend of magic and romance guaranteed to enchant in The Little Shop of Found Things, the first book in a new continuing series.

He may be the person who can help her succeed. The spirit that inhabits her new home confronts her and charges her with saving her daughter’s life, threatening to take Flora’s if she fails.