The Darkest Shore

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Author
Karen Brooks
Publisher
Harlequin
Released
24 February, 2020
ISBN
9781489277459

The Darkest Shore

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Synopsis

The independent women of Scotland stand up to a witch hunt, male fury and the power of the Church in a battle for survival in this compelling historical novel based on true events in early eighteenth century Scotland. 1703: The wild east coast of Scotland. Returning to her home town of Pittenweem, fishwife and widow Sorcha McIntyre knows she faces both censure and mistrust. After all, this is a country where myth and legend are woven into the fabric of the everyday, a time when those who defy custom like Sorcha has are called to account.It is dangerous to be a clever woman who 'doesn't know her place' in Pittenweem - a town rife with superstition. So, when a young local falls victim to witchcraft, the Reverend Cowper and the townsfolk know who to blame. What follows for Sorcha and her friends is a terrifying battle, not only for their souls, but for their lives, as they are pitted against the villagers' fear, a malevolent man and the might of the church.Based on the shocking true story of the witch hunt of Pittenweem, this multi-layered novel is a beautifully written historical tale of the strength of women united against a common foe, by one of Australia's finest writers.

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The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

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The Darkest Shore Author, Karen Brooks tells us how She's Never Cried so Much Researching a Book

    The Darkest Shore is a Major Achievement for Karen Brooks: See Why Here

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      The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

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      3 March 2020

      The Darkest Shore by Karen Brooks is a Powerful, Bewitching Read

        Karen Brooks
        About the author

        Karen Brooks

        Karen Brooks is the author of fourteen books - historical fiction, historical fantasy, YA fantasy, and one non-fiction. She was an academic for over 20 years, a newspaper columnist and social commentator. She has a Ph.D. in English/Cultural Studies and has published internationally on all things popular culture, education and social psychology. An award-winning teacher, she's taught throughout Australia and in The Netherlands and keynoted at many education conferences. Nowadays, she finds greatest contentment studying history and writing, and helping her husband in his Brewstillery, Captain Bligh's.She shares a beautiful stone house in Hobart, Tasmania, built in 1868, with her husband, adorable dogs and cats, and shelves brimming with books.

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