Thanks very much to Laura (aka the Bookish Hermit) for this spellbinding review of the Widdershins audiobook!

The Bookish Hermit


By: Helen Steadman

Narrated by: Christine Mackie

Series: Widdershins, Book 1

Length: 8 hrs and 11 mins Unabridged Audiobook

Release date: 25-06-21

Language: English

Publisher: Helen Steadman

Categories: Literature & Fiction, Historical Fiction

Trigger Warning – Themes include violence towards woman, sexual violence, injury, death.

Synopsis ⤵️

‘Did all women have something of the witch about them?’

Jane Chandler is an apprentice healer. From childhood, she and her mother have used herbs to cure the sick. But Jane will soon learn that her sheltered life in a small village is not safe from the troubles of the wider world.

From his father’s beatings to his uncle’s raging sermons, John Sharpe is beset by bad fortune. Fighting through personal tragedy, he finds his purpose: to become a witch-finder and save innocents from the scourge of witchcraft.

Inspired by true events, Widdershins tells the story of the women who were persecuted…

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