The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale

Stormy Gale, #2

Salem, 1698

The infamous Witch Trials may have ended a few years earlier, but the people of Salem are still pretty touchy about outsiders that appear in town as if by magic. Stormy's brother, Bacon, has been accused of witchcraft and thrown in jail. Now it's up to her and her husband, Dev, to save Bacon's bacon before the hysteria starts up again, and the course of history is altered forever...

Things I liked: The writing is dry, quirky, witty, fun. There is a good deal of adventure, twists on time-travel, and Stormy. I loved that she was a "modern" woman but based in Victorian England. There are modern references to Google and other things that belong to our time and definitely not in the past, yet there she is.

Things I didn't like: I was completely and totally confused by the book. I had no clue where I was or what was happening. It wasn't until I was pretty far into the story that things began to make sense. At first, Stormy's character didn't resonate with me. There she was, a wife of a Peer and mother of a 4-yr-old, but acting like a wayward teenager pulling pranks. I eventually understood (again, that whole read the first one first), but I was really lost in the beginning.

The plot took me some time to get into, but once in, I was completely hooked and I did enjoy it.

Recommendations: This is a good book with quirky characters and an interesting plot, but you really really need to read the first book in the series to understand what is happening in this one.

I should know better than to read the second (or third, or...) in a series without reading the first and this book definitely shows me why.

The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale #1

The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale #2


Book Blurb for The Bewitching Tale of Stormy Gale

London, 1841

There I was, retired from time pirating, enjoying a full if somewhat conventional life as a wife and mother. Then a chance encounter with a stranger drew me back into a world I'd thought I'd left, quite literally, in the past. From his odd behavior and even odder answers to my questions, I knew Phineas Grubb was up to something. I should have trusted my instincts—before he pulled out a time-travel mechanism and dragged my brother, Bacon, back with him...

Salem, 1698

The infamous Witch Trials may have ended a few years earlier, but the people of Salem are still pretty touchy about outsiders that appear in town as if by magic. Thanks to Grubb, my brother's been accused of witchcraft and thrown in jail. Now it's up to me and my husband, Dev, to save Bacon's bacon before the hysteria starts up again, and the course of history is altered forever...

Sequel to The Twisted Tale of Stormy Gale.

48,000 words


Night Owl Reviews Jun, 2012 4.00