Witches by Kathryn Meyer Griffith is a classic tale of good versus evil. When a witch is condemned to death without trial, during the witch trials of the colonial days, she vows to seek revenge. Amanda is a modern white witch, who just lost her husband. In a surprisingly touching moment of weakness Amanda wants to bring him back to life. Her cat familiar, Amadeus, discourages her and she stops the spell before it finishes. But what has she unleashed by even attempting the spell? The ghost of Rachel, the black witch that died, now haunts Amanda.

Suddenly, people are dying all around Amanda and the small Connecticut town she lives in believes she is to blame. What is Amanda supposed to do? Run away, stand and fight, or try to figure out who is behind the killings? What Amanda finds is worse than anything she could have ever imagined.

Kathryn Meyer Griffith provides a great story about a woman who has to make tough choices in life and who is not given an easy road. Amanda is a strong character to, who wants to stick to her white witch roots. The journey that Amanda must go through is intriguing and unlike anything else.

Book Blurb for Witches

Amanda Givens is careful how she uses her powers. She doesn’t want the people of Canaan, Connecticut, to know they have a witch among them...even a good, white witch. For years, she’s lived quietly in a remote cabin in the woods with Amadeus, her feline familiar.

When she’s wrongly blamed for a rash of ritualistic murders committed by a satanic cult, she knows she can’t hide any longer. She’s the one the cult’s after. More than that, she’s the only one who can stop them and prove her innocence. In doing this, she’s drawn back in time by the ghost of the malevolent witch, Rachel Coxe, who was drowned for practicing black magic in the 17th century. Now, as Amanda tries to rehabilitate Rachel's reputation in an effort to save lives, as well as her own, she has to rely on a sister's love and magical knowledge, and a powerful sect of witches called the Guardians, to help her get home safely. 

Night Owl Reviews May, 2011 3.50