The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane kindle ´ 371 pages ï Katherine Howe


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The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane kindle ´ 371 pages ï Katherine Howe ï ➼ [Reading] ➾ The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane By Katherine Howe ➱ – Dcmdirect.co.uk A spellbinding beautifully written novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinatE Physick eBook #180 deeper into the mysteries of the family house Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth century Bible The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it Deliverance Dane This discovery launches Connie on a uest to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power a physick book its pages a secret repository for Physick Book of eBook #10003 lost knowle WitchcraftI loved the concept of a spellbook being uncovered in modern times with flashbacks to the Salem Witch trials of 1692 There is intrigue Add a little bit of a thriller that other sinister people want the book and you've got a cracker of a plot and an adventure story Finally add a great main character that you can trust to deliver the story and surely a winnerThe problem is that the character Connie and the logic she applies doesn't match the supposed intelligence and ualifications she has from Harvard She's a bit dumb actually she's frustratingly dumb It was also difficult to develop any empathy for Connie which should have been a given considering she should have been dealing with a personal historical weight on her shoulders There is an interesting link however through the 2 time periods not only to add intrigue to the narrative but on another level to suggest what constrained social thinking between 1692 and nowadays is completely different from a spiritual social moral and legal perspectiveThere are lots of plot holes and it lacked passion It's a bit difficult when as a reader you're urging the author to do things to the story to make it believable and entertaining and they don't happenIt's difficult to heartily recommend this book as I would rate it 25 stars

The Physick Book of Deliverance DaneE Physick eBook #180 deeper into the mysteries of the family house Connie discovers an ancient key within a seventeenth century Bible The key contains a yellowing fragment of parchment with a name written upon it Deliverance Dane This discovery launches Connie on a uest to find out who this woman was and to unearth a rare artifact of singular power a physick book its pages a secret repository for Physick Book of eBook #10003 lost knowle WitchcraftI loved the concept of a spellbook being uncovered in modern times with flashbacks to the Salem Witch trials of 1692 There is intrigue Add a little bit of a thriller that other sinister people want the book and you've got a cracker of a plot and an adventure story Finally add a great main character that you can trust to deliver the story and surely a winnerThe problem is that the character Connie and the logic she applies doesn't match the supposed intelligence and ualifications she has from Harvard She's a bit dumb actually she's frustratingly dumb It was also difficult to develop any empathy for Connie which should have been a given considering she should have been dealing with a personal historical weight on her shoulders There is an interesting link however through the 2 time periods not only to add intrigue to the narrative but on another level to suggest what constrained social thinking between 1692 and nowadays is completely different from a spiritual social moral and legal perspectiveThere are lots of plot holes and it lacked passion It's a bit difficult when as a reader you're urging the author to do things to the story to make it believable and entertaining and they don't happenIt's difficult to heartily recommend this book as I would rate it 25 stars

text Ô The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane Õ Katherine Howe

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane ¹ A spellbinding beautifully written Book of ePUB #180 novel that moves between contemporary times and one of the most fascinating and disturbing periods in American history the Salem witch trialsHarvard graduate student Connie Goodwin needs to spend her summer doing research for her doctoral dissertation But when her mother asks her to handle the sale of Connie's grandmother's abandoned home near Salem she can't refuse As she is drawn Th If you're eagerly looking forward to reading this book avoid my scathing review Sorry folks if this review seems unkind but I've got major hater tots for this book I'm not averse to great detail if it's germane to the story or at least interesting amusing or informative But must Ms Howe describe for us each and every slant of light that passes through every window and the piece of furniture or floor on which that slant of light falls And the facial expression of every character in the room and precisely how they sit or fold their hands Trying to read this book was like having Katherine Howe jumping up and down in front of me waving her arms and saying SEE See how GOOD I am at describing stuff SEE Yes I see that you possess descriptive abilities abilities much better suited to technical writing than to novelsRemember that old story about the optimist digging through a pile of manure saying There's got to be a pony in here somewhere Well there may be a story somewhere in this book but I wasn't interested in digging through all the manure to uncover it text Ô The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane Õ Katherine Howe

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Katherine Howe Õ The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane book DgeAs the pieces of Deliverance's harrowing story begin to fall into place Connie is haunted by visions of the long ago witch trials and she begins to fear that she is tied to Salem's dark past then she could have ever imaginedWritten with astonishing conviction and grace The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane travels seamlessly between the witch trials of the s and a modern woman's story of mystery intrigue and revelationkatherinehowecom Usually I'm not the type of person to just randomly go out to Barnes and Noble and buy a book that I'm not sure I'll enjoy Something about this book pulled me in though and it didn't let go of me until I finished it just now I loved this book Katherine Howe weaves her story with the finesse of a practiced writer not someone who's just published her first novel There was something about her writing style that I just couldn't get enough of It wasn't too simple but it wasn't too difficult either just balanced enough so that I was sucked into the story Her switch between Massachusetts in the early 1990s and Massachusetts in the 1690s was smooth and effortless I enjoyed that it didn't feel like there were two separate stories going on; they were both so entwined that it seemed that each was affecting and influencing each other Her characters were all very well developed and the history was clearly well researched and accurate There weren't any hanging plot lines so it was nice to see a story nicely wrapped up while still allowing the reader to speculate on the future of the characters I also loved how Katherine Howe wrote the character of Connie as a fact driven meticulous grad student because if she hadn't done Connie that way the second part of the book would have been too unbelievable That being said I thought she wrote that wisely and believably Like I mentioned earlier I found that the historical parts of the book seemed very accurate so I'd recommend this book to fans of historical fiction The only minor thing that got to me about this book was that some of her vocabulary choices and some of the dialect of the 1600s were a little jarring That being said I suppose the dialect was true to its time and would only naturally come a little awkwardly to me It was nice to be able to delve into the lives of some of those accused in Salem I found this to be one of the most uniue takes on the period as well ie what if we didn't have the hindsight that modern America does What if witchcraft is as real a problem as the flu especially in the days when modern medical answers weren't available What if there were real witches and not just women who fell victim to being low on the social ladder or young girls who ate moldy breadOverall very nicely done Added to my list of favorites