Recommended: The Midnight Witch by Paula Brackston

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RELEASED TODAY, March 25, 2014!!

Goodreads Summary

“The dead are seldom silent. All that is required for them to be heard is that someone be willing to listen. I have been listening to the dead all my life.”

Lilith is the daughter of the sixth Duke of Radnor. She is one of the most beautiful young women in London and engaged to the city’s most eligible bachelor. She is also a witch.

When her father dies, her hapless brother Freddie takes the title. But it is Lilith, instructed in the art of necromancy, who inherits their father’s role as Head Witch of the Lazarus Coven. And it is Lilith who must face the threat of the Sentinels, a powerful group of sorcerers intent on reclaiming the Elixir from the coven’s guardianship for their own dark purposes. Lilith knows the Lazarus creed: secrecy and silence. To abandon either would put both the coven and all she holds dear in grave danger. She has spent her life honoring it, right down to her charming fiancé and fellow witch, Viscount Louis Harcourt.

Until the day she meets Bram, a talented artist who is neither a witch nor a member of her class. With him, she must not be secret and silent. Despite her loyalty to the coven and duty to her family, Lilith cannot keep her life as a witch hidden from the man she loves.

To tell him will risk everything.

Spanning the opulence of Edwardian London and the dark days of World War I, The Midnight Witch is the third novel from New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston.

My Thoughts

As in her previous two books, author Paula Brackston brings her sophistication and elegant writing to Edwardian London in THE MIDNIGHT WITCH (same time period as Downton Abbey, and one of my favorite.) The romance in this story is the best part. I loved Bram, the artist love interest. I also enjoyed the ghosts and magic. There’s one scene in which Lilith must summon a demon that was so well written and so intense I wanted to applaud at its heart-pounding conclusion.

At times the pace is a little slow, but Paula’s emotional, descriptive writing kept my interest.

Content note: Some violence, a few brief sexual references.

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