Virginia KressSee All Reviews
The Winter Witch
The Winter Witch is another beautiful work of magical realism by Paula Brackston set in early 19th century Wales. It is a harsh story of good versus evil centering on Morgana, the mysterious new wife of Cai Jenkins, head drover and master of FFynnon Las. Despite Morgana’s truly good nature, her affinity for hard work and the great outdoors, and obvious affection for her new husband there are those in town who are greatly suspicious of her quiet nature and ‘special gifts’.
There are characters in this book you will love and others you shall despise, but despite the depths of evil people are capable of; a light of hope is continually shining through in this story. For all is not as it appears and there are sometimes hidden, driving forces behind individuals’ behaviors and undefined threats. This is a brutal book. The hardships these characters face will break your heart. Despite the tendency human beings have to turn on each other when they are scared and threatened. In the end we have an amazing capability to accept good people exactly as they are.