Sister Witch, The Life of Moll Dyer (Legends of the Dyer Family, Book 1)
by David W. Thompson
Sister Witch is, as the title explains, a story about the life of Moll Dyer. Moll is a young, Irish lass whose family take her to England to find a better future. There, she gets raped and, to save her family name, she is shipped to Amerca with her uncle. The trip overseas is crucial for what happens to Moll in the New World.
What I liked about Sister Witch
I found the story very well written, drawing you in from the beginning, with hints of the paranormal and witchcraft. These hints are dispersed through the whole of the book, coming to a climax at the very end. It disperses with trivia and makes the most of issues that matter.
Most of all, the book describes what it was like to live in the seventeenth century, particularly as a woman. It is extremely well researched, and the knowledge is woven into the story with ease. Topics as rape and slavery come up in the book and are wonderfully challenged by the strong women in it.
What I didn’t like about Sister Witch
Although, strictly speaking, this is urban paranormal fiction, I would classify this more as a historical novel with paranormal hints.
It is not an action-packed story, apart from a few passages. My personal preference goes out to a bit more edge-of-your-seat suspense/action.
I would recommend this book to anybody interested in seventeenth-century colonial life, witchcraft, and stories about strong women.
Sister Witch is available on Amazon.