It's witchy and it's wonderful!! Buy it!!!
How's that for an easy review haha!! I absolutely adored every single second I spent in the company of the Eastwood sisters - all very different and not even in each others lives for a number of years UNTIL they are drawn together to fight the unfairness of a world that seems set on destroying women wanting to be heard. Seen but not heard seems to be the order of the day but for these women that is not how they want things so despite their differences they come together to form a united front in fighting for what is right.
This is a story of strong women, of overcoming adversity and for standing up for what you believe in. Their lives haven't been easy and there are grievances between them but in fighting this common battle they grow closer together again and it was just such a wonderful story to read.
Many in New Salem want the past of their town forgotten and will do whatever it means to keep the old ways gone, but changing times are upon us so June, Beatrice and Agnes are at the centre of the efforts of the women's movement. It's an angry book, but inspiring and beautifully written from the slow pace at times, to the revelations of the past and I just completely lost myself in the world created. In the 3 main characters, Alix has conjured (sorry!) up such fascinating and polar opposite characters - you can see yourself in all of them - but they have that determination to keep fighting for what is right despite the obstacles put in front of them and the danger they put themselves in.
I loved her previous book, The Ten Thousand Doors of January, but think I loved this even more!! Definitely one of my books of 2020!!