ARC Review, Book Review, Historical Fiction

The Witch of Tin Mountain by Paulette Kennedy

In Depression-era Arkansas, something wicked has come to a haunted mountain town in a novel of uncanny suspense by the author of Parting the Veil.

Blood and power bind three generations of women in the Ozark Mountains. So does an evil that’s followed them across the decades.

1931. Gracelynn Doherty lives peacefully on Tin Mountain, helping her adoptive granny work her cures. Despite whispers that the women are witches, the superstitious locals still seek them out, whether they suffer from arthritis or a broken heart. But when evangelist Josiah Bellflower comes to town touting miracle healing, full bellies, and prosperity, his revivals soon hold Tin Mountain in thrall—and Granny in abject fear.

Granny recognizes Josiah. Fifty years ago, in a dark and desperate moment, she made a terrible promise. Now Josiah, an enemy, has returned to collect his due.

As Granny sickens and the drought-ridden countryside falls under a curse, Gracelynn must choose: flee Tin Mountain and the only family she knows or confront the vengeful preacher whose unholy mission is to destroy her.

If you like magic realism and do not mind three separate timelines, then this book is for you. I enjoyed this book from beginning to end. The pacing was just right, and the author wrote the twists well. There were a few romance stories that felt genuine and not at all forced.

Gracelynn Doherty was the main protagonist of this story. I enjoyed her personality and spunk. She developed her tough exterior because of her rough childhood. At a certain point in Gracie’s life, her grandmother adopts her, raises her as her own while teaching Gracie her craft.

Deidre is another protagonist of this story. Like Gracelynn, Deidre has a strong personality and determination. She has a love hate relationship with her mother but is very much a daddy’s girl. She has a tough life because of the time era and location of the story.

I can understand where some confusions between characters can happen. Deidre and Gracelynn share a parallel story for a reason, but written well enough, you can distinguish between the two.

The story has three separate timelines. Each occurs 50 years apart but interconnects with each other. Most of the story takes place in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas during the depression era. The author did a great job intertwining the magic with the everyday life and religious thought within the time era.

I enjoyed this book very much. It was a great book, and I would defiantly recommend this to anyone who enjoys fantasy, magic realism, multiple timelines, and romance.

*I received an ARC from NetGalley, and this is my honest opinion.

I give this book a 4/5

Rating: 4 out of 5.

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