Monday, May 31, 2010

Must Monday

Here is what I am waiting for this week!

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by Stephanie Hemphill


What?
(Amazon)

What started out as girls' games became a witch hunt. Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials told from the perspectives of three of the real young women living in Salem in 1692.

Ann Putnam Jr. plays the queen bee. When her father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann grasps her opportunity. She puts in motion a chain of events that will change the lives of the people around her forever.

Mercy Lewis, the beautiful servant in Ann's house, inspires adulation in some and envy in others. With a troubled past, she seizes her only chance at safety.

Margaret Walcott, Ann's cousin, is desperately in love and consumed with fiery jealousy. She is torn between staying loyal to her friends and pursuing the life she dreams of with her betrothed.

With new accusations mounting daily against the men and women of the community, the girls will have to decide: Is it too late to tell the truth?



Why?
I have never read a book around the Salem Witch Trial time so this really interests me!

When? June 29 2010

3 comments:

Donna said...

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Audrey said...

This does look really interesting. I don't know too much about the Salem witch trials, either. Thanks for recommending this one. I am finishing up a really good fantasy novel called, "Bloodline Alliance," which is so much more than other stories like it because it explores issues like prejudice, revenge and forgiveness. The characters are unforgettable and the book is riveting. I hope you can check it out!

Godlybandgeek07 said...

This looks really good!! I love reading about the Salem Wich Trials and after doing the play the cricible I recognize the banes of the three girls!