Book Review: A Secret History of Witches

3 out of 5 stars (3 / 5) A Secret History of Witches – Louisa Morgan

Having read some other reviews of this book, it appears readers either very much enjoy the multiple family stories or they find the multi-generational narrative a bit truncated and unsatisfying. I fall into the second category as I felt like each woman’s story was cut short just as it was getting interesting. 

Louisa Morgan writes an epic multi-generational story of the women of a family of witches in Europe starting in the early 1800’s and moving through the second World War. Each of these women must deal with the temptation of using magic to influence others and historical events as well as the fear of being discovered. While each story contained unique elements special to that particular woman’s story and personality, overall, the narratives followed the same outline of events which made the feel of the book a bit generic and unimaginative. 

I do not regret reading this book, and judging from other reviews, many readers very much enjoyed this story, so if epic family stories are your ‘thing’ then you should definitely check this one out. If you want a more in-depth story with fully fledged characters and relationships then you may want to pass on ‘A Secret History of Witches.’ 

Read on my friends!

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