Witches of East End

Witches of East End

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"A sexy, magical romp, sure to bring de la Cruz a legion of new fans."
-Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of The Otherworld series

From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.

The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

Baker & Taylor
Engaged to Bran, the heir to Fair Haven and Gardiners Island, Freya, a bartender and witch who has a potion to cure every kind of heartache, finds her life spiraling out of control when a young girl goes missing after taking one of her irresistible cocktails.

HARPERCOLL
"A sexy, magical romp, sure to bring de la Cruz a legion of new fans."
-Kelley Armstrong, New York Times bestselling author of The Otherworld series

From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.

The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.

Baker
& Taylor

Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. All three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-- they are powerful witches banned from using their magic.When mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town and a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
Engaged to Bran, the heir to Fair Haven and Gardiners Island, Freya, a bartender and witch who has a potion to cure every kind of heartache, finds her life spiraling out of control when she is drawn to Bran's brother and a young girl goes missing after taking one of her irresistible cocktails.

Publisher: New York : Hyperion, c2011
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781401323905
1401323901
Characteristics: 273 p. ; 24 cm

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janetll69
May 24, 2015

As a fan of the (now cancelled) TV series based on this series and I enjoyed the books. There were some large changes made for the show, but after reading the books I under stand that need & think it worked great that way. I enjoyed the characters-although the sisters are polar opposites-and the story lines.

Kereesa Feb 06, 2015

It seems de la Cruz and I will never be friends. Which is perfectly fine with me.

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amyvigna
Oct 15, 2014

great book! but HATED the ending, i feel as if the chapters were so in depth with the characters, and near the end, everything you knew about the two main males in the novel changed in 3 short pages. Otherwise, great read! On to the sequel

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rjheavyrunner
Sep 07, 2014

This book is much better than the Netflix series!! I'm not gonna be watching the series now..just gonna read the books!!

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LibraryGrrrrl
Aug 23, 2014

different from the movie series, but equally good. an interesting look at the norse gods living among us and theory about the origin of witches. recommended read

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babyboy04
Jul 24, 2014

Loved the first book can't wait for the 2nd one to read now.

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MissEavis
Nov 26, 2013

I loved this book and can not wait to read the reat in the series!!! These ladies are strong and smart, and there was never mention of how pretty someones eyes are lol A grown up tale of witchery!!

JewelMcLatchy Nov 26, 2013

Enjoyed this Blue Bloods spin-off novel written for adults. Liked that the author integrated characters and parallel story lines from the Blue Bloods plot, but that she basically separated her witches from her vampires. Will definitely follow up with the rest of the series

emerald2pac Nov 13, 2013

Finished this in one day , really good. Very likeable characters and interesting story full of twists and turns. Well I could have done without Hudson and Scott smh but besides them excellent read.

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beadingbritt
Jul 16, 2012

I really didn't enjoy this as much as I had hoped. The character focus shifts every chapter made it difficult to get into the book.

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