The protagonist of The Witches of Bone Hill, Cordelia Bone, is suffering from a string of bad luck when this novel opens. She has been left by her cheating husband and is in debt due to his nefarious business dealings when a call from her sister Eustace, who she has not seen for five years, informs her that the siblings have inherited a Victorian estate in the hills of Connecticut known as Bone Hill. To claim their inheritance, they must travel to the estate and live in the house, a Gothic mansion filled with ghosts, secrets, dangers, and mysteries.
Although Cordelia and Eustace were brought up by their mother and know little about their relatives, their lives have been anything but normal. Since childhood, Cordelia has heard songs and whispers, predicted things before they happened, seen ghosts, and suffered from migraines. Once they arrive at Bone Hill the sisters discover more about their lineage and learn about the suspicious circumstances of their own mother’s death. Their family has long been suspected of witchcraft, and an investigation into the past will reveal the truth of the Bone Hill family and leave Cordelia seeking revenge on those who have wronged her. This book is full of generational curses that the sisters must battle to heal their relationship and restore their health. The twists and turns will keep readers on the edge of their seat, but at its heart, this book is about the strength of family. This is an entertaining contemporary read with a cozy and mysterious feel. Fans of witch lit and Gothic novels will find much to enjoy!
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Kelly Jarvis is the Special Projects Writer and Contributing Editor for The Fairy Tale Magazine. Her work has appeared in Eternal Haunted Summer, Blue Heron Review, Forget-Me-Not Press, Mermaids Monthly, The Chamber Magazine, and Mothers of Enchantment: New Tales of Fairy Godmothers. She teaches at Central Connecticut State University.