Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401303781

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches. The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache. For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them. With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.
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A Witches of East End Novel

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305016

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The basis for the hit Lifetime TV series, Witches of East End! Freya Beauchamp is trapped in 1692, in Salem of all places, with no recollection of her past. A powerful enemy spell has sent her spiraling away so that she is separated by centuries from her mother, Joanna, and sister, Ingrid. This is not good news for a twenty-first-century witch. Not to mention the immediate threat she faces from the wealthy and influential Putnam family. When little Annie Putnam is one of the first to make accusations of witchcraft, her landowner father jumps at the opportunity to consolidate his power and expand his holdings in Puritan Salem Town. If Freya is caught using magic, she will be forced to relive the witch trials, and this time, her immortality will be in question. Meanwhile, twenty-first-century North Hampton has its own snares. Joanna and Norm consult the Oracle for advice, and Freddie and his pixie allies search for a missing totem that could reopen the passages of time and help bring his sister home. When Ingrid bumps into an old flame, she finds that her new love for Detective Matt Noble is in doubt. Moving between past and present, with dizzying plot twists and page-turning suspense, Winds of Salem is sure to bewitch fans old and new.
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A Witches of East End Novel

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401304311

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

View: 9940

The basis for the hit Lifetime TV series, Witches of East End! The intriguing Beauchamp family, introduced in the New York Times bestselling Witches of East End, returns in Serpent's Kiss, with dizzying plot twists and spellbinding magic. Joanna and her daughters, bookish Ingrid and wild-child Freya, are just settling into the newfound peace that has been cast over their small, off-the-map coastal town of North Hampton. With the centuries-old restriction against practicing magic lifted, casting spells, mixing potions, and curing troubled souls has never felt so good for the three witches. That is, until everything gets turned upside down. It all begins when Freya's twin, Freddie, suddenly returns, professing innocence on a long-ago crime and blaming Freya's fiancÉ. Torn between brother and lover, Freya doesn't know who to trust. And, for the first time, Ingrid is in love with a charming detective. But can romance work between a virgin witch and a mortal who doesn't believe in magic? To add to the chaos, a dead spirit is attempting to make contact with Joanna--but does it mean to bring harm or help? As the witches pull together to discover the culprit behind Freddie's imprisonment, everything is thrown into peril. Will the discovery come too late to save those they love most? Keep reading--check out WINDS OF SALEM: Book 3 - Witches of East End.
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A Witches of East End Prequel

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hachette Books

ISBN: 1401305121

Category: Fiction

Page: 16

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The exciting prequel to the Witches of East End series from Blue Bloods author, Melissa de la Cruz.
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Author: Melissa De la Cruz

Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399173552

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 368

View: 1737

"After they cause a terrible accident at their old high school, twin witches Mardi and Molly Overbrook are sent to live with their 'Aunt' Ingrid Beauchamp in North Hampton, on Long Island's mist-shrouded East End.aBecause the twins cannot control their powers,atheir father begs Ingrid to tame them over the summer, before the White Council exiles the girls to Limbo. Trouble continues to bubble and boil when the girls meet the younger Gardiner boys, who are just as handsome and sexy as their older kin. But all is not as it seems. As Ingrid helps the girls learn to control their magical impulses, Mardi and Molly have just this summer to figure out how to grow up, how to love, and how to be a family. 'A stormy beach read.'aKirkus Reviewsa 'Witches of East End series fans will be thrilled with this new offering featuring the next generation.'aBooklist"
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A Novel

Author: John Updike

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0679645888

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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Toward the end of the Vietnam era, in a snug little Rhode Island seacoast town, wonderful powers have descended upon Alexandra, Jane, and Sukie, bewitching divorcées with sudden access to all that is female, fecund, and mysterious. Alexandra, a sculptor, summons thunderstorms; Jane, a cellist, floats on the air; and Sukie, the local gossip columnist, turns milk into cream. Their happy little coven takes on new, malignant life when a dark and moneyed stranger, Darryl Van Horne, refurbishes the long-derelict Lenox mansion and invites them in to play. Thenceforth scandal flits through the darkening, crooked streets of Eastwick—and through the even darker fantasies of the town’s collective psyche. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Author: L. Frank Baum

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Adventure and adventurers

Page: 329

View: 8041

In the first of L. Frank Baum's time-honored Oz novels, country girl Dorothy Gale gets whisked away by a cyclone to the fantastical Land of Oz. Dropped into the midst of trouble when her farmhouse crushes a tyrannical sorceress, Dorothy incurs the wrath of the Wicked Witch of the West. Dorothy is desperate to return to her native Kansas, and, aided by the Good Witch of the North, she sets out for the Emerald City to get help from the legendary Wizard. On her way, she meets three unlikely allies who embody key human virtues—the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, and the Cowardly Lion.
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Author: Elizabeth George Speare

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547550294

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 249

View: 2407

In 1687 in Connecticut, Kit Tyler, feeling out of place in the Puritan household of her aunt, befriends an old woman considered a witch by the community and suddenly finds herself standing trial for witchcraft.
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A Love Story

Author: Melissa De la Cruz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524739626

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 368

View: 2447

A love story involving Alexander Hamilton and Elizabeth Schuyler.
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Author: Tish Thawer

Publisher: Amber Leaf Publishing

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 6129

Through space and time, sisters entwined. Lost then found, souls remain bound. Three sisters escape the Salem witch trials when the eldest casts a spell that hurtles their souls forward through time. After centuries separated, fate has finally reunited them in the present day. One the healer, one the teacher, and one the deceiver. Will their reunion return their full powers, or end their souls journey forever? A Witches of BlackBrook novel.
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A Novel

Author: Alice Hoffman

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501137492

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 1724

An instant New York Times bestseller and Reese Witherspoon Book Club pick from beloved author Alice Hoffman—the spellbinding prequel to Practical Magic. Find your magic. For the Owens family, love is a curse that began in 1620, when Maria Owens was charged with witchery for loving the wrong man. Hundreds of years later, in New York City at the cusp of the sixties, when the whole world is about to change, Susanna Owens knows that her three children are dangerously unique. Difficult Franny, with skin as pale as milk and blood red hair, shy and beautiful Jet, who can read other people’s thoughts, and charismatic Vincent, who began looking for trouble on the day he could walk. From the start Susanna sets down rules for her children: No walking in the moonlight, no red shoes, no wearing black, no cats, no crows, no candles, no books about magic. And most importantly, never, ever, fall in love. But when her children visit their Aunt Isabelle, in the small Massachusetts town where the Owens family has been blamed for everything that has ever gone wrong, they uncover family secrets and begin to understand the truth of who they are. Yet, the children cannot escape love even if they try, just as they cannot escape the pains of the human heart. The two beautiful sisters will grow up to be the memorable aunts in Practical Magic, while Vincent, their beloved brother, will leave an unexpected legacy. Alice Hoffman delivers “fairy-tale promise with real-life struggle” (The New York Times Book Review) in a story how the only remedy for being human is to be true to yourself. Thrilling and exquisite, real and fantastical, The Rules of Magic is “irresistible…the kind of book you race through, then pause at the last forty pages, savoring your final moments with the characters” (USA TODAY, 4/4 stars).
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Number 1 in series

Author: Melissa de la Cruz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0748127127

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 7753

*Read the novel that inspired the major TV drama Witches of East End, starring Julia Ormond and Jenna Dewan-Tatum* Freya, Ingrid and Joanna Beauchamp love their sleepy life in the East Hamptons. A new engagement, promotion at work, a happy home - it's all going perfectly. And, to top it off, no one's come close to discovering the secret of what they can really do in hundreds of years. But throw a few accidental love potions in the mix the Beauchamp girls are going to need more than a broomstick to clean up this mess. . .
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Author: Laura Powell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA

ISBN: 1619631199

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 432

View: 8074

In an alternate London, England, the lives of a fifteen-year-old girl eagerly awaiting the development of her "fae," or witch abilities, and the son of a man who sentences witches to death by burning, intersect when the son makes a startling discovery.
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Salem, 1692

Author: Stacy Schiff

Publisher: Little, Brown

ISBN: 0316200611

Category: History

Page: 512

View: 2015

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Cleopatra, the #1 national bestseller, unpacks the mystery of the Salem Witch Trials. It began in 1692, over an exceptionally raw Massachusetts winter, when a minister's daughter began to scream and convulse. It ended less than a year later, but not before 19 men and women had been hanged and an elderly man crushed to death. The panic spread quickly, involving the most educated men and prominent politicians in the colony. Neighbors accused neighbors, parents and children each other. Aside from suffrage, the Salem Witch Trials represent the only moment when women played the central role in American history. In curious ways, the trials would shape the future republic. As psychologically thrilling as it is historically seminal, THE WITCHES is Stacy Schiff's account of this fantastical story-the first great American mystery unveiled fully for the first time by one of our most acclaimed historians.
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A Novel

Author: Brunonia Barry

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061992506

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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“Masterfully woven…The Map of True Places is a gripping quest for truth that kept me reading at the edge of my seat to the very last page.” —Lisa Genova, author of Still Alice Brunonia Barry, author of the beloved New York Times and international bestseller The Lace Reader is back with The Map of True Places, an emotionally resonant novel of tragedy, secrets, identity, and love. The moving and remarkable tale of a psychotherapist who discovers the strands of her own life in the death of a troubled patient, The Map of True Places is another glorious display of the unique storytelling prowess that inspired Toronto’s Globe and Mail to exclaim, “Brunonia Barry can write. Boy can she write.”
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Clearwater Witches, #1

Author: Madeline Freeman

Publisher: Madeline Freeman

ISBN: N.A

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

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When tragedy forces Kristyl Barnette to move to the small town of Clearwater with her estranged aunt Jodi, she tries to leave her past behind. She makes friends and catches the attention of Owen Marsh, who accepts her without question and who may be able to understand her better than anyone. But Owen isn’t the only one who notices her. The mysteriously alluring Fox Holloway draws Kristyl’s eye whenever he’s around. And Clearwater High’s chief mean-girl, Crystal Jamison, has her sights set on Kristyl and will stop at nothing to prove what Kristyl really is. A witch. Magic can be as dangerous as fire, and Aunt Jodi wants Kristyl to have nothing to do with it. But when a mysterious illness threatens her aunt’s life, Kristyl will do anything to cure her. Enlisting the help of witches could save Jodi, but is dealing in magic worth the consequences? Wild Magic, Clearwater Witches #2, available now. Praise for Crystal Magic: "Freeman brewed great characters with an outstanding story concept and an unpredictable ending which resulted in a marvelous read. I can't wait for book two!" - Rebecca Austin "I found myself immersed in this story from the first page to the last. I couldn't turn the page fast enough to find out what was next." - M Pollard "Great read. Hard to put down." - Cherie Stephens "I absolutely loved this book! It held my attention from the first chapter to the last, and I couldn’t wait to find out what happened next. The ideas in the book were great. There were a few times where I literally laughed out loud. I cannot wait until the second book!" - Jodi Strand Google Subjects: magic, witches, witchcraft, psychics, young adult, YA, high school, free, paranormal, romance, YA paranormal books, YA paranormal fantasy, YA paranormal romance series, series or anthology, series, YA magic, fantasy and magic, YA coming of age, YA ebook, YA ebook free, free ebook, YA high school romance, YA teen, teen free book, YA urban fantasy, YA witches, YA witch romance, YA witch series, teen magic, YA paranormal fantasy, YA books free, YA free books, YA trilogy, YA urban fantasy romance, free teen and young adult books, free teen books for girls in high school, teen love triangle, teen novels for girls, paranormal, psychics, paranormal fantasy, young adult urban fantasy, young adult fantasy, young adult teen, young adult witches, young adult witch romance, free young adult fantasy and magic, magic, psychics, young adult, YA, high school, college, paranormal, romance, YA paranormal books, YA paranormal fantasy, YA paranormal romance series, series or anthology, series, YA magic, fantasy and magic, YA coming of age, YA ebook, ebook, YA high school romance, YA teen, teen book, YA urban fantasy, YA super heroes, YA witch romance, YA action and adventure, teen magic, YA paranormal fantasy, YA ebooks, YA books, YA trilogy, YA saga, YA urban fantasy romance, teen and young adult books, teen books for girls in high school, teen love triangle, teen novels for girls, YA for adult women, paranormal, elf magic, elves, fay, fae, psychics, paranormal fantasy, young adult urban fantasy, young adult fantasy, young adult fantasy romance, young adult teen, young adult folklore, young adult clean romance, young adult fantasy and magic, free first in series, free teenage girl books, free teenage books, free teenage romance books, free teenage books, free teenage fiction books, free ya romance books, free ya romances
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Author: R.A. Salvatore

Publisher: Del Rey

ISBN: 0307776077

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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With the bold adventure and brilliant magic that have made him one of fantasy's bestselling authors, R. A. Salvatore continues the epic series that began with Echoes of the Fourth Magic. Join him for a spellbinding tale of darkness, fantasia, and unbridled imagination. Though many perished in the dark times past, a precious few survivors escaped, fleeing certain doom to find a dazzling, dangerous land of wonder. Here wizards and witches inhabited forests spun from enchantment and towers of celestial beauty. But in this place of promised safety, the Black Warlock was rising from the ashes of defeat--with an insatiable lust to dominate the world. Square in the path of peril was Rhiannon, the gently reared daughter of the Emerald Witch. As hamlets from the Crystal Mountains to Avalon fell before the fury of the Black Warlock, the young witch sensed a sudden call; strange, terrifying powers tingled within her body. Now Rhiannon had to summon these new, untested abilities to stop the ancient warlock, an enemy who had long since mastered the forces of the universe and bent them to his diabolical will. . . From the Paperback edition.
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Author: Bronislaw Malinowski

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317677536

Category: Social Science

Page: 562

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Bronislaw Malinowski’s pathbreaking Argonauts of the Western Pacific is at once a detailed account of exchange in the Melanesian islands and a manifesto of a modernist anthropology. Malinowski argued that the goal of which the ethnographer should never lose sight is ‘to grasp the native’s point of view, his relation to life, to realise his vision of his world.’ Through vivid evocations of Kula life, including the building and launching of canoes, fishing expeditions and the role of myth and magic amongst the Kula people, Malinowski brilliantly describes an inter-island system of exchange - from gifts from father to son to swapping fish for yams - around which an entire community revolves. A classic of anthropology that did much to establish the primacy of painstaking fieldwork over the earlier anecdotal reports of travel writers, journalists and missionaries, it is a compelling insight into a world now largely lost from view. With a new foreword by Adam Kuper.
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Author: Julian Goodare

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131719831X

Category: History

Page: 430

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The European Witch-Hunt seeks to explain why thousands of people, mostly lower-class women, were deliberately tortured and killed in the name of religion and morality during three centuries of intermittent witch-hunting throughout Europe and North America. Combining perspectives from history, sociology, psychology and other disciplines, this book provides a comprehensive account of witch-hunting in early modern Europe. Julian Goodare sets out an original interpretation of witch-hunting as an episode of ideologically-driven persecution by the ‘godly state’ in the era of the Reformation and Counter-Reformation. Full weight is also given to the context of village social relationships, and there is a detailed analysis of gender issues. Witch-hunting was a legal operation, and the courts’ rationale for interrogation under torture is explained. Panicking local elites, rather than central governments, were at the forefront of witch-hunting. Further chapters explore folk beliefs about legendary witches, and intellectuals’ beliefs about a secret conspiracy of witches in league with the Devil. Witch-hunting eventually declined when the ideological pressure to combat the Devil’s allies slackened. A final chapter sets witch-hunting in the context of other episodes of modern persecution. This book is the ideal resource for students exploring the history of witch-hunting. Its level of detail and use of social theory also make it important for scholars and researchers.
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