Hi all! It's time for those weekend blog hops once again!
Name one book that gets you in the mood for Halloween.
I'm not sure that I have one. I am not really a 'seasonal reader'. I read anything at any time. Plus, Halloween is not such a big holiday in the UK as it is in the US, and it's even less so here in Australia. In my twelve years here, not once has someone come to the door trick-or-treating. If anything, I might throw on a few seasonal films such as Practical Magic, The Nightmare Before Christmas or Hocus Pocus.
Her eyes rested above the waterline as a moth struggled inside her mouth.
From page 56:
How many mortals had died during the witch hunts because they couldn't defend themselves with the same quicksilver thoughts of a malevolent witch?
The Vine Witch
Luanne G. Smith
A young witch emerges
from a curse to find her world upended in this gripping fantasy of
betrayal, vengeance, and self-discovery set in turn-of-the-century
For centuries, the vineyards at Château Renard have
depended on the talent of their vine witches, whose spells help create
the world-renowned wine of the Chanceaux Valley. Then the skill of
divining harvests fell into ruin when sorcière Elena Boureanu was
blindsided by a curse. Now, after breaking the spell that confined her
to the shallows of a marshland and weakened her magic, Elena is
struggling to return to her former life. And the vineyard she was
destined to inherit is now in the possession of a handsome stranger.
Jean-Paul Martel naively favors science over superstition, and he
certainly doesn’t endorse the locals’ belief in witches. But Elena knows
a hex when she sees one, and the vineyard is covered in them. To stay
on and help the vines recover, she’ll have to hide her true identity,
along with her plans for revenge against whoever stole seven winters of
her life. And she won’t rest until she can defy the evil powers that are
still a threat to herself, Jean-Paul, and the ancient vine-witch legacy
in the rolling hills of the Chanceaux Valley.