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Stacey Halls Ä 0 free eadHe witch They can act as protectors spies a type of servant Or Most Often A most often a companion If you see one you most often will see the other because they მოგონებები შეფიცულთა რაზმზე rarely are separatedFleetwood Shuttleworth is the 17 years old mistress at Gawthorpe Hall The year is 1612 and she pregnant for the fourth time The problem however is that she has yet to bring a child to term something both she and her husband are concerned about each for very differenteasons By chance Fleetwood encounters a woman in the forest on her property This woman Alice Gray claims to be a midwife promises Fleetwood that she can help her give birth to a healthy They agree on terms and Alice is brought into Gawthorpe Hall where Fleetwood almost at once begins to feel better There are problems however King James as we all should know is on a witch hunt and his minions who wish to stay in his favor will do whatever necessary to stay in the king s good graces including accusing innocent women of witchcraft Fleetwood has the misfortune of living near Pendle Hill and one of her husband s dearest friends and benefactor s is just the sort of man to gather up innocents to appease the king and that is exactly what he does including Alice GrayI live in a town named Pendleton settled by men originally from Pendle Hill We actually have a place called Pendle Hill in our tiny town so I have a strange slightly bizarre fascination with the Pendle witches of Lancashire When I first The Heart of Business read about The Familiars I was led to believe that it was a witch story and somewhat cutesy That is far from the truth This is a story of the women in the surrounding village who eventually were charged with murder and witchcraft at Pendle Hill specifically Alice Gray It is the story of Alice s friendship with Fleetwood and the extreme measures that Fleetwood took in order to save her friend It is a beautifully told story of women devotion love motherhood history and so much but it is very muchooted in historically accurate Treasures of Darkness research At the heart of the tale is Fleetwood and her desire to bring her child into the world safely and alive In order to do so she truly believes she must have Alice by her side It isn t about magic or witchcraft it is about herbs and knowledge passed down from one generation of women to the next As we learn these women were beingounded up far too often because of men who merely wanted them gone for
"reasons of cheating "of cheating because the women were knowledgeable not unlike what is happening today when intelligent women are mocked in the public arena They were also being hanged because their eligion no longer aligned with that of King James Then as now eligion was a source of war Isn t it amazing how absolutely nothing has changed after all of this time How we have learned nothing from the pastI absolutely loved the transformation of Fleetwood from silly frivolous socialite to the mature woman willing to fight for her child and her friend Women will do that when they have the Menopause and the Mind right influences to guide them and it was beautiful to see how Alice so uiet and unassuming could give the much needed confidence to Fleetwood not with magic. Cused of witchcraftIs there to Alice than meets the eye Fleetwood mustisk everything to prove her innocence As the two women’s lives become intertwined the Witch Trials of 1612 loom Time is unning out; both their lives are at stake Only they know the truth Only they can save each otherRich and compelling set against the frenzy of the eal Pendle Hill Witch Trials this novel explores the ,
But through friendship and care In the end this is a novel of historical fiction and it stays true to the story Twelve women were charged with witchcraft some were hanged one landed in stocks for a fortnight and one is eleased This is a wonderful imagining of their story one that I highly ecommendThank you to Netgalley Harleuin Mira and StacyHalls for my advanced copy of TheFamiliars The novel is based on true events Pendle Hill Witch Trials and most of the characters did exist although it was the Author s imagination that directed their actions The story evolves around a noblewoman Fleetwood Shutterworth who is expected to provide her husband with an heir She miscarages several times and one day when pregnant again she meets a local woman Alice Grey who has a knowledge of the herbs and skills which may help Fleetwood during her pregnancy The story seems simple but the Author managed mastefully to create a novel which I couldn t put down There are several themes in the novel which I found interesting
"position and fate "and fate woman in the early 17th centrury prejudice against wise women which in conseuence led directly to the accusations of witchcraft and then to stake and the Sećanja role children played during the so called witchhunt A very good atmospheric novel which I wouldecommend to FH loversMany thanks to Stacey Halls Harleuin Mira and Netgalley for providing me with ARC in exchange for my honest A Guide to A Long Way Gone By Ishmael Beah review Four surprising witchy gothic also frustrating starsI cannoteally believe in this is a debut novel because the story is so well crafted detailed and smartly written Well if it s just first work of this writer I voluntarily like to Get Social - The Ultimate Online Marketing Guide For Social Good Companies read her future works So this is two women s amazing fight and friendship story against all ignorance superstition judgmental and biased minds Fleetwood is afraid of losing her baby after three miscarriages at young age she is only 17 Sheeads physician letter written to her husband and understands this is her last chance to give a heir to himShe hires Alice as midwife who has untraditional methods but Fleetwood accepts any help she may get As they unconventional friendship grows King James minions wander around to accuse the innocent women for being witches weeding them out from the communityRising tension boiling anger and atmosphere surrounded by paranoia create doubts on Fleetwood s mind for "Making A Choice About Who "a choice about who could trustSome parts of book makes your blood boil with anger uestion your beliefs and doubts about the people and their way of looking at the world When I search about the meaning of familiar I found out that it meant an animal close to the witches acting like her servant guardian spy protector companion This brings a different kind of meaning to the story and Natural Stone in the Built Environment relationship of two womenMostly I liked Fleetwood s change and growing by takingisks acting brave to protect her friend and baby It s well developed informative but still frustrating with the parts show how the ignorance affect people s minds and turned them into mentally blindAs a summary I liked it and I am happy to see upcoming works of the writerbloginstagramfacebooktwitter. Ights of 17th century women and Internet Marketing for Smart People raises the uestion Was witch huntingeally women hunting Fleetwood Shuttleworth Alice Grey and the other characters are actual historical figures King James I was obsessed with asserting power over the lawless countryside even woodland creatures or “familiars” were suspected of dark magic by capturing “witches” in Spanked in her Messy Diaper (An ABDL Tale) reality mostly poor and illiterate wome.