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The Witchs Kind

Summary The Witchs Kind

From the author of A Secret History of Witches comes an absorbing tale of love sacrifice family ties and magic set in the Pacific Northwest in the aftermath of World War IIBarrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them Thanks to Netgalley and Redhook books for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review All opinions expressed are my own This book has an average rating of 403 Here I stand all alone and very confused I came for the witches and ended up with Roswell aliens fish babies and way too much time spent on Barrie Anne's backstory The writing is good and this was my first read of Louisa Morgan Also I really liked Aunt Charlotte and felt she was a fascinating person in the story I just feel a real lack of enjoyment after reaching the conclusion Hence why I find myself at a 2 star Moving on Pain and Pretending/With Study Guide in the Pacific Northwest Pain and Pretending in the aftermath of World War IIBarrie Anne Blythe and her aunt Charlotte have always known that the other residents of their small coastal community find them Thanks to Netgalley and Redhook books for a digital galley Sweet Valley Twins and Friends Super Chillers Boxed Set in exchange for an honest review All opinions expressed are my own This book has an average rating of 403 Here I stand all alone and very confused I came for the witches and ended up with Roswell aliens fish babies and way too much time spent on Barrie Anne's backstory The writing Evolving the Mind is good and this was my first read of Louisa Morgan Also I really liked Aunt Charlotte and felt she was a fascinating person Tell in the story I just feel a real lack of enjoyment after reaching the conclusion Hence why I find myself at a 2 star Moving on

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Peculiar two women living alone on the outskirts of town It is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secretBut two events threaten to upend their lives forever The first is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own The second is the sudden re Such an enjoyable read I totally enjoyed the writing the plot and the characters The story is mostly about Barrie Ann and her Aunt Charlotte their lives and the secret they share from their heritage Barrie Ann drops out of college to marry Will just prior to his deployment in World War II What happens after their wedding date is the real story here There is both heartbreak and joy in Barrie's life and we can see this is the case with her Aunt Charlotte as well Both Barrie Ann and Charlotte are very strong women who face hardship head on and overcome the challenges The dog named Willow is a treat in this book and I really want that dog I think Willow was my favorite characterThere are paranormal elements in the story Obviously a type of witchcraft as the title indicates but there is a child with a special gift some talk of aliens and I felt the dog had some type of gift as wellThis is the second book I've read by Louisa Morgan I read A Secret History of Witches earlier and enjoyed it as well Both books portray strong women I look forward to new works by this author as I truly like her writing style and character developmentThanks to Louisa Morgan and Redhook Books through Netgalley for an advance copy False Prophet (Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, is the price of concealing their strange and dangerous family secretBut two events threaten to upend their lives forever The first A Forfeit Owed (Eldritch Legacy, is the arrival of a mysterious abandoned baby with a hint of power like their own The second The Book of Hebrews is the sudden re Such an enjoyable read I totally enjoyed the writing the plot and the characters The story Daughter Of Vanth is mostly about Barrie Ann and her Aunt Charlotte their lives and the secret they share from their heritage Barrie Ann drops out of college to marry Will just prior to his deployment The Red Duke in World War II What happens after their wedding date Love Notes (Love Notes, is the real story here There Hearts in Atlantis/Misery is both heartbreak and joy Smallpox Strikes! (The American Adventure, in Barrie's life and we can see this Good Vibrations is the case with her Aunt Charlotte as well Both Barrie Ann and Charlotte are very strong women who face hardship head on and overcome the challenges The dog named Willow Jolted Awake is a treat Iron Garland (Harbinger Book 3) in this book and I really want that dog I think Willow was my favorite characterThere are paranormal elements The Ritual in the story Obviously a type of witchcraft as the title A Perfect Day for Bananafish indicates but there Bloodsworn is a child with a special gift some talk of aliens and I felt the dog had some type of gift as wellThis Scene from Hadens POV (Falling Under, is the second book I've read by Louisa Morgan I read A Secret History of Witches earlier and enjoyed Seven Shades of You (Twin Hearts, it as well Both books portray strong women I look forward to new works by this author as I truly like her writing style and character developmentThanks to Louisa Morgan and Redhook Books through Netgalley for an advance copy

Louisa Morgan ß 7 review

Appearance of Barrie Anne's long lost husband who is not uite the man she thought she marriedTogether Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves and the child they think of as their own from suspicious neighbors the government and even their own family Review to follow Tigerfeeling is not uite the man she thought she marriedTogether Barrie Anne and Charlotte must decide how far they are willing to go to protect themselves and the child they think of as their own from suspicious neighbors the government and even their own family Review to follow


10 thoughts on “The Witchs Kind

  1. says:

    There are universes we know nothing of Barrie Anne Under the water Beyond the sky We live in a world of mysteries DNF pg186TW talk of miscarriageinfertility in this reviewI am so so sad to be DNFing this book I have never 5 starred a DNF review before but I am with this oneIt's a gorgeously written story and the witches in it are so wonderful I honestly adore 95% of this book but the 5% that I personally cannot handle is the only reason I'm putting it down There are major trigger warnings for stillbirth not a spoiler it's mentioned very early in the book I thought I could handle reading past those points but every time the narrator remembered her pain it just sent me into a fit of tears remembering my miscarriageI feel awful for not finishing this because I think this author is so tremendously talented and this book would be literally perfect for me if I could work past those sections but I can't and even with the baby she finds and adopts in the beginning of the book the narrator is so scared of losing her that it was sending my anxiety through the roofs thinking about how scared I was of the thought of losing my rainbow baby when he came along So yeah if any of this sounds like something you can't handle please take care of yourself ♥ If you can handle those TWs then please pick this book up and give it the love it deservesThere's also a content warning for very sad references to a former ff romance that has been severed due to homophobia and the US' mid 1900s general lack of acceptance for ueer relationships All uotes come from an advance copy and may not match the final release Thank you so much to Redhook for providing me with this ARC in exchange for an honest review


  2. says:

    Thanks to Netgalley and Redhook books for a digital galley in exchange for an honest review All opinions expressed are my own This book has an average rating of 403? Here I stand all alone and very confused I came for the witches and ended up with Roswell aliens fish babies and way too much time spent on Barrie Anne's backstory The writing is good and this was my first read of Louisa Morgan Also I really liked Aunt Charlotte and felt she was a fascinating person in the story I just feel a real lack of enjoyment after reaching the conclusion Hence why I find myself at a 2 star Moving on


  3. says:

    45 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum confess I wasn’t sure at first that I was going to read this My experience with Louisa Morgan’s previous novel A Secret History of Witches was really mixed and I had concerns that I was going to run into similar issues with The Witch’s Kind its sort of spiritual successor Thankfully though none of those concerns came to pass Although this one does contain many of the same ideas themes and stylistic elements of Morgan’s first book it also features a much different kind of story which—I have no doubt—is why I enjoyed it so much Set in the early to mid 20th century the book follows Barrie Anne Blythe a young woman raised by her aunt Charlotte following the deaths of her parents In the aftermath of World War II the two women have settled on the Pacific Northwest coast where Barrie owns a small farmstead by the sea One evening she notices some peculiar lights over the ocean but decides to push it from her mind That is until the next day her dog carries home a bundle that it found on the beach In the bundle Barrie finds a tiny infant—a very special little girl she names Emma after deciding to keep and raise the baby as her own With Charlotte’s help Barrie devises a plan to explain for Emma’s presence protecting her foundling child from curious neighbors as well as men from the government who have been poking around town in the wake of the strange lights in the skyInterspersed between these chapters taking place in the post war timeline is also a second narrative unraveling the events of Barrie’s past beginning from the time of her childhood being raised by Charlotte In these sections we watch as Barrie grows into a teen and then a young adult attending college where she meets her future husband Will followed by her time living as a disaffected wife of a deployed naval corpsman Eventually the timelines link up as the story unfolds to reveal how the marriage falls apart as well as the painful and heartbreaking series of events leading up to Barrie’s move to the farm and her subseuent discovery of EmmaI have to say The Witch’s Kind was unexpected in a lot of ways For one there was a twist in the story and an allusion to elements closer to science fiction than fantasy which I hadn’t seen coming at all That said I didn’t enjoy myself any less because of it The magical and paranormal aspects were still present and strong even if the concepts themselves were a bit scattered And besides it was mostly the overall riveting uality of the story and the irresistible charms that won me overIn fact I’m still feeling a little bowled over by how much I liked this book considering it contains several of my personal pet peeves I’ll be going into them later but first I want to go into all the things I loved Foremost of them are the characters Barrie and Charlotte who are both strong women who have experienced hardship in their lives Despite the protagonist being Barrie my favorite character was actually Charlotte who is in every way the kind of person you wish you knew in real life Levelheaded dependable and caring even when Barrie was making the stupidest life choices I loved how Charlotte respected her niece enough to let her make her own decisions and learn from her mistakes but was also always there to support her when she needed help Their relationship was unuestionable the backbone of this novel the glue that held all its various parts togetherI also loved the writing Louisa Morgan is the pseudonym of Louise Marley who is already an accomplished author of many science fiction and fantasy novels so I was unsurprised at the level of skill displayed in her prose I was however astonished at how well the framework of story’s dual timelines worked for me Transitions were handled smoothly in a way that did not detract from the flow even towards the end of the book when the past started to catch up to the present I don’t always do well with multiple timelines but it is how the threads are woven that mattersAs for criticisms the ones I have are relatively minor but they still warrant discussion As I have already mentioned there’s the disorganized way the supernatural elements were handled The title of the book notwithstanding there’s only a light sprinkling of magic and “witchiness” to this story to the point where it probably wasn’t even necessary However the suggestion of aliens and mermaids as well as their possible connections to Roswell were another matter for these were relevant to the plot though ultimately I felt the narrative didn’t uite manage to pull all these ideas together I was also disappointed in the portrayal of Will whose character I found completely absurd and over the top I had a similar issue with A Secret History of Witches where the oppressive bigotry and abusive personalities of some of the male characters were overdone to the extreme making them feel like caricatures than real people It also irks me that Morgan’s so called strong and independent female characters always seem to get bamboozled by the slick talk and good looking charms of manipulative men Over and over Barrie claims to have gotten the true measure of Will after the nth time he treats her like trash and yet she still can’t seem to stop falling for his obvious tricks annoying me with her utter cluelessnessBut as I said before despite its flaws I still really enjoyed The Witch’s Kind—certainly a lot than I did A Secret History of Witches It was a story I found completely engrossing and hard to put down At the end of the day I’m very glad I decided it to read it and I would recommend this book to readers who enjoy historical dramas about found families or women’s fiction with a touch of the supernatural


  4. says:

    Such an enjoyable read I totally enjoyed the writing the plot and the characters The story is mostly about Barrie Ann and her Aunt Charlotte their lives and the secret they share from their heritage Barrie Ann drops out of college to marry Will just prior to his deployment in World War II What happens after their wedding date is the real story here There is both heartbreak and joy in Barrie's life and we can see this is the case with her Aunt Charlotte as well Both Barrie Ann and Charlotte are very strong women who face hardship head on and overcome the challenges The dog named Willow is a treat in this book and I really want that dog I think Willow was my favorite characterThere are paranormal elements in the story Obviously a type of witchcraft as the title indicates but there is a child with a special gift some talk of aliens and I felt the dog had some type of gift as wellThis is the second book I've read by Louisa Morgan I read A Secret History of Witches earlier and enjoyed it as well Both books portray strong women I look forward to new works by this author as I truly like her writing style and character developmentThanks to Louisa Morgan and Redhook Books through Netgalley for an advance copy


  5. says:

    #earc thanks #netgalley for an honest reviewWWII wicked husbands water magic a wee mermunchkin and a four legged wunderkind Oh and that cover which is even prettier in person 😲 #covercandy for the win I wish I had loved this one a little It had all the elements of a fascinating story but I felt like it was a noticeable slow burn The movement occurred in description and foreboding feelings there were a few dangling participles storyline wise perhaps we’re setting up for a seuel and I didn’t personally connect with either character though I love the name BarrieIn short the water magic is all there but the wind is trying to steal its thunder 😜 🧙🏻‍♀️🧜🏻‍♀️ 🔮


  6. says:

    A very mixed feelings here It was in between 2 stars and 4 stars in parts for me The writing was lovely and there were lot of things I enjoyed Especially the narration was pretty nice and the descriptive part about nature animals and places was definitely defined and well executed I didn't care for the mixture of fantasy characters The present day was enjoyable to read than the going back to past The husband was a bit laughable as a character was a bit too over the top to be taken seriously Overall it was a bit too drawn out and could have been a tad tighter Thank you very much to NetGalley and the publisher for providing me with the ARC


  7. says:

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  8. says:

    I fell in love with A Secret History of Witches by Louisa Morgan last year and I was ecstatic when my hold came in for The Witch’s Kind by Louisa Morgan Both books are standalone novels but share similar witchy themes The book takes place in the Pacific Northwest and introduces Barrie Ann Blythe post WWII She lives alone on a farm One day her dog Willow brings her a baby that she pulled from the water wrapped in a blanket That is mysterious enough but it doesn’t take long to see the baby has other mysterious ualities Barrie Ann only trusts one person her aunt Charlotte Charlotte has a way of knowing things Over the years Charlotte has told Barrie about the family trait a trait that could be dangerous if anyone ever found out Now they must protect the baby at all costsLouisa Morgan’s books speak to my soul I can never find anything that I don’t like about them Her writing is utterly enchanting as if there is magic in the words themselves The pace is steady and enjoyable The story does jump back and forth between WWII and post WWII but it is not jarring and it flows perfectly from one scene to the nextThe characters are delightful I absolutely adored Barrie and found that I could relate to her She makes mistakes but she learns She also finds herself struggling to understand the world around her which anyone could relate to Her development is perfection Then there is Charlotte She is Barrie’s rock She is the embodiment of wisdom and comfort She will go above and beyond for familyOne of the things I love most about Louisa Morgan’s books is the themes of life experience love acceptance and family The witchy theme while very much present isn’t the main theme It just accents the other themes Now be warned this book does explore issues like pregnancy loss and domestic violence and manipulation However I couldn’t have loved this book Out of the 2 books I have read by Louisa Morgan I have loved both I rate this book 5 out of 5 stars


  9. says:

    Not sure what to tell you about this mixture of witches mermaids aliens g men and WWII that would make you want to read it It's just a light dusting of all of that but it works so well that I kept turning the pages this morning until I missed breakfast Sincerely hope there is a part two not that the ending wasn't greatbut well you will see It's good


  10. says:

    Lightly paranormal but really about the binding and loosening of various types of relationships Are there witches? Sure Are there aliens? Maybe Is Willow one damn fine dog? Heck yeah Nicely paced with slow spells to appreciate a hot summer garden and rushing bits of panic and fear pushing the plot along Hope there is a second generation follow up Recommended for book groups who are safe havens to discus marital intimidation