The Witching Time - Rachel Faugno

3 Stars

Caroline Burdick is still mourning the death of her toddler son when she inherits an isolated old house from her great aunt Hetty, a woman she barely knew. But the unexpected windfall comes with a catch: she must live in the house for six months to claim her inheritance.

Set on a lonely hilltop in Brookfield, Massachusetts, the house terrifies Caroline, as does her aunt’s menacing companion Sarah Stratton, who has stayed on as housekeeper. Even more disturbing are the repeated appearances of Bathsheba Spooner, a distant relative who was hanged for murder in 1778, and the discovery that Hetty was high priestess of an ancient coven of witches.  

The only light amidst the darkness is a beautiful young man named Eddy Ross, with whom Caroline falls helplessly in love. But that fleeting joy cannot save her from the deadly maelstrom of witchcraft and family secrets that shatter her world.


Rachel Faugno, a native of Salt Lake City, Utah, makes her home in central Massachusetts. She teaches English at a community college and has worked as a newspaper correspondent, freelance writer, and magazine editor.

This one was creepy right out of the gate. A very haunting and chilling story. I like books that start out with a bang and this one does. But... it got a little too much towards the end for me.
Parts of it I really liked and parts I didn't. So I ended up giving it a three. I definitely liked the first half better. The second half was a little too dark and weird. I love "witchy" books, but I like the fun, quirky ones.
But this was still a good read, and I am glad I read it - it was worth it.

Good character development. I liked Caroline. And the characters that were supposed to be creepy - were... VERY! The housekeeper, yeah, definitely creepy. And the husband - Wow, what a jerk he was. So that character was done to perfection.

I always look for things, mentions, that I can connect to. Things that are personal to me. In this book, Caroline was from Harrisburg PA! Woohoo! I live in PA about 2 hrs from Harrisburg and a good great friend of mine lives just outside of Harrisburg.

A good creepy witch book! One that will keep you reading till the end.

Thank you Ravenswood VirtualTours for sending me this book for my honest review!

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