The Winter Witch by Paula Brackston
New York Times bestselling author Paula Brackston transports readers to the windswept mountains of Wales in The Winter Witch--a spellbinding tale of love and magic.
"There's a whiff of Harry Potter in the witchy conflict.... Love of landscape and lyrical writing lend charm, but it's Brackston's full-blooded storytelling that will hook the reader." --Kirkus
"Brackston's imaginative story is fascinating, polished and intriguing." -CurledUp.com
"A whimsical and mystical tale that's part romance part mystery part fantasy and all extraordinary." -The Reading Frenzy
In her small early nineteenth century Welsh town, there is no one quite like Morgana, who has not spoken since she was a young girl. Her silence is a mystery, as well as her magic. Concerned for her safety, her mother is anxious to see her married, and Cai Jenkins, a widower from the far hills, seems the best choice.
After her wedding, Morgana is heartbroken at leaving her mother, and wary of this man, whom she does not know, and who will take her away to begin a new life. But she soon falls in love with Cai's farm and the wild mountains that surround it. Cai works to understand the beautiful, half-tamed creature he has chosen for a bride, and slowly, he begins to win Morgana's affections. It's not long, however, before her strangeness begins to be remarked upon in her new village. A dark force is at work there--a person who will stop at nothing to turn the townspeople against Morgana. Forced to defend her home, her man, and herself, Morgana must learn to harness her power, or she will lose everything