Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Spotlight: The Return of the Witch by Paula Brackston

The Return of the Witch
by Paula Brackston

On Sale March 8, 2016
Thomas Dunne Books
Hardcover, eBook; 337 pages

Paula Brackston's debut novel, The Witch's Daughter, was the little book that could--with a captivating story, remarkable heroine, and eye-catching package, it has now netted over 200,000 copies in all formats. Now Paula returns with its sequel The Return of the Witch, another bewitching tale of love and magic, featuring her signature blend of gorgeous writing, a fabulous and intriguing historical backdrop, and a headstrong and relatable heroine readers will cheer for.

After five years in the Summerlands, Gideon has gained his freedom. Elizabeth knows he will go straight for Tegan, and that she must protect the girl she had come to regard as her own daughter. In the time since the dramatic night in Batchcombe woods, Tegan has traveled the world learning from all manner of witches, and she is no longer the awkward teenager and novice spellcaster she once was. However, her skills are no match for Gideon's dark, vengeful power, and he succeeds in capturing her. Will Elizabeth be able to find her? Will they be able to defeat their nemesis once and for all?

In a breathless journey that takes them through history to the 17th and 19th centuries, witch pursues warlock. Three people steeped in magic weave a new story, but not all will survive until the end.

Praise for The Witch's Daughter:

"A riveting tale of sorcery and time travel."--Marie Claire

"Well-crafted characters in an absorbing plot and an altogether delicious blend of historical fiction and fantasy." --Booklist

"This pleasantly romantic historical fantasy debut flips lightly between the past experiences of ageless witch Elizabeth Anne Hawksmith and her present-day life in Matravers, England...Bess's adventures are fascinating." --Publishers Weekly

"Stretching her tale over several centuries, British-based Brackston brings energy as well as commercial savvy to her saga of innocence and the dark arts." --Kirkus

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About the Author:

Paula Brackston (aka PJ Brackston)is the New York Times bestselling author of The Witch's Daughter, The Winter Witch, and The Midnight Witch.

Paula has an MA in Creative Writing from Lancaster University, and is a Visiting Lecturer for the University of Wales, Newport. In 2007 Paula was short listed in the Creme de la Crime search for new writers. In 2010 her book Nutters (writing as PJ Davy) was short listed for the Mind Book Award, and she was selected by the BBC under their New Welsh Writers scheme.

Paula lives in Wales with her partner and their two children.


  1. This novel sounds fascinating and the author is creative and talented. What wonderful and intriguing books which I would enjoy greatly. Thanks.

  2. Thanks to this blog, I have been introduced to Paula and her work. (

  3. Now I need to find a copy of the Witch's Daughter so I can start this wonderful sounding series.

  4. This looks like something I would really like-thank you!

  5. Paula Brackston is a new found favorite of mine. I can't wait to read this.

  6. Paula Brackston is a new found favorite of mine. I can't wait to read this.

  7. The Return of the Witch sounds so good. I'm going to have to go and go the first book.


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