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The daughters of Temperance Hobbs : a novel /

by Howe, Katherine [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Henry Holt and Company, 2019.Edition: First edition.Description: 338 pages ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781250304865; 1250304865.Subject(s): College teachers -- Fiction | Paranormal fiction | Witchcraft | WitchesSummary: 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. 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.
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<p> A magical bloodline. A family curse. Can Connie break the spell before it shatters her future? <br> <br> 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. </p> <p>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. 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.</p> <p>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.</p> <p>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.</p>

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. 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.

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Best-selling Howe returns to the world of The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane, in which Connie Goodwin, now a tenure-track professor, uncovers even more of her family history and its deep ties to the Salem witch trials. While conducting research about her ancestors, Connie unearths a curse that may jeopardize her boyfriend's life. As she gradually comes to understand her maternal bloodline, she learns how to break the spell, using magical abilities passed down to her. Howe also flashes back to Connie's female ancestors and how they overcame the odds to survive in colonial America. VERDICT Fans of Physick will find this sequel equally engaging, with answers to outstanding questions and some familiar characters. However, it's not necessary to have read the previous book or even be interested in witchcraft to appreciate the history of early America that scholar Howe brings to life. [See Prepub Alert, 12/6/18.]-Lucy Roehrig, Ann Arbor Dist. Lib., MI © Copyright 2019. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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