Wednesday, March 22, 2017
What I'm Reading Wednesday
I just started reading Heather Moore's new book, Condemn Me Not. It's based on her actual 10th great-grandmother that was accused of witchcraft during the Salem Witch trials and it is mesmerizing!
The first chapter introduces us to Susannah, while she's in the Salem jail, and then we go back in time to when she first met her husband. I loved seeing how sassy and strong she was, even though she's in a Puritan community. The little quotes from her trial at the beginning of the chapters really added to the mysterious atmosphere and I just can't put this one down. So far, it's really good!
You can download your own copy here
Here's the back copy:
“This woman was one of the most impudent, scurrilous, wicked creatures of this world; and she did now throughout her whole trial discover herself to be such a one. Yet when she was asked what she had to say for herself, her chief plea was that she had led a most virtuous and holy life.” —Reverend Cotton Mather, 1692
USA Today Bestselling author Heather B. Moore brings the life of her 10th great-grandmother to center stage. Susannah North Martin, accused of witchcraft in 1692, joins five women in the Salem Jail, all sentenced to death for their crimes. Amidst tragedy, Susannah finds hope and compassion as she remembers a well-loved life, and readers discover that love reaches far beyond the grave as Susannah faces the magistrates in Salem.