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Subject: Looking for some good HF about the Salem Witch Trials or the like
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 3:59 PM ET
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Has anybody read any that they liked?  I have read The Heretic's DaughterWitch Child (YA), The Witch's Trinity. Thx.

 
Date Posted: 7/18/2011 4:23 PM ET
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Ack, I was going to suggest the Heretic's Daughter but you've already read that. The only one I can think of is The Afflicted Girls by Suzy Witten. Please note though, 1) I tried one chapter and it went right back to the library and 2) she's been so spammy all over Amazonland and author reading forums and 3) watch out if you give her a critical review on Amazon - you might get an author comment back at you.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 4:41 PM ET
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It's gotten mixed reviews, but I enjoyed The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane...contemporary setting with a lot of historical flash back.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 5:57 PM ET
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I thought The Shape of Mercy by Susan Meissner was excellent.  A contemporary college student transcribes the diary of an accused witch.  This was Christian fiction very well done.  I also liked the Physick Book... mentioned above.

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 5:58 PM ET
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I read several as I was growing up, but can't remember their names.  However, I think that you cannot go wrong with Arthur Miller's "The Crucible" play. 

Date Posted: 7/18/2011 6:32 PM ET
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I enjoyed The Shape of Mercy, also.

Date Posted: 7/19/2011 2:45 PM ET
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Susannah Morrow by Megan Chance was recommended to me by Valli.  I haven't read it yet, but I value her opinion. (where are you, Valli? we miss you)

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 8:04 AM ET
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Thanks everyone, I just started Susannah Morrow.  And I have added a few to my WL.

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 9:18 AM ET
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Oh, if you read The Heretic's Daughter, you might want to read the prequel, The Wolves of Andover.  It tells the story of Thomas and Martha, and how they meet.  

Date Posted: 7/23/2011 11:26 AM ET
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@ Vicky - cool - I had not heard of that one - I will look for it!

Date Posted: 9/8/2011 11:20 AM ET
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I just finished The Shape of Mercy and really liked it, thanks for everyone that recommended that one.

I just got A Discovery of Witches on audio but it is more about witchcraft and vampires and such, and I am more into the historical side of the Salem witch trials, so I don’t think I will continue to listen to it.

I am still on the WL or Wolves of Andover and I never started Susannah Morrow