Bess Southerns is a local healing woman who uses ancient Catholic mysticism as part of her healing charms. It is now the time of the reformed Church of England and any hint of Catholicism can lead to trouble. Bess and her family live in the Pendle Forest outside of the village. She teaches her granddaughter Alizon her arts. Alizon has a tussle with peddler, which leads a local magistrate to decide to gain power by starting a local witch hunt frenzy.
Overall this was a good historical fiction novel, but not one that burned itself in my memory. I’m having a hard time remembering the details after two months!
Book Source: The Kewaunee Public Library