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Waiting on Wednesday: Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill

Waiting on Wednesday was started by Jill over at Breaking the Spine.

Wicked Girls, by Stephanie Hemphill is scheduled to be released on July 1, 2010.  It’s been awhile since I’ve read a book based on the Salem witch trials.

Synopsis (Product Description):

Wicked Girls is a fictionalized account of the Salem witch trials based on the real historical characters, told from the perspective of three young women living in Salem in 1692—Mercy Lewis, Margaret Walcott, and Ann Putnam Jr.  When Ann’s father suggests that a spate of illnesses within the village is the result of witchcraft, Ann sees an opportunity and starts manifesting the symptoms of affliction. Ann looks up to Mercy, the beautiful servant in her parents’ house. She shows Mercy the power that a young girl is capable of in a time when women were completely powerless. Mercy, who suffered abuse at the hands of past masters, seizes her only chance at safety. And Ann’s cousin Margaret, anxious to win the attention of a boy in her sights, follows suit. As the accusations mount against men and women in the community, the girls start to see the deadly ramifications of their actions. Should they finally tell the truth? Or is it too late to save this small New England town?


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5 Responses to “Waiting on Wednesday: Wicked Girls by Stephanie Hemphill

  1. LunaMothNo Gravatar
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    ah! that is so going on my wishlist!

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  2. NatalieNo Gravatar
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    Ooo…this one looks good! I love reading about the Salem witch trials. Thanks for the heads up! :)

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  3. AliciaNo Gravatar
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    Oh my! It is on my wish list now!

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  4. BillNo Gravatar
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    If you are interested in the Salem witch trials you should read Justice at Salem, a nonfiction book that takes a new look at the trials. I would be happy to send you a free copy for you to review on your site. It is also available as a free PDF at my site http://www.justiceatsalem.com .

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  5. Emily (Super Reader Girl)No Gravatar
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    I’ve been wanting to read this one too! Love her cover!

    (And love your blog, BTW)

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