A Sure Cure for Witchcraft
by Laura Best
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Pub Date 31 Aug 2021 | Archive Date 04 Aug 2021
Nimbus Publishing, Nimbus Publishing Limited
Witches are hated in Württemberg, in what is now Germany, in the eighteenth century. It's not so long since they were burned, and any woman who knows too much, who's too clever or quick or skilled at healing, is suspect.
Young Lilli knows this, and yet she also knows that the wise woman she's learning from, Alisz, isn't evil. She is teaching Lilli which plants cure a fever, which help a cough, which speed a difficult labour. She only wants to help people, and so does Lilli. But Lilli's father hates any sign of witchcraft and is furious at their connection. When Lilli is just thirteen, he surprises the family with news: they are moving to the New World. Alisz and Lilli pledge to be soul friends, inseparable by ocean or years and across time, in present-day Nova Scotia, Lilly and Alice are making their own way towards each other.
Lilli's learning and plight in the 1700s take front an centre in this multi-century story of healing, friendship, and the bravery it can take to be a woman who follows her own heart.
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I really enjoyed this dual timeline book and it is a perfect read for children to introduce them to witchcraft and so on. It was well written with good characters. An enjoyable read.
A Sure Cure for Witchcraft is a lovely tale between, Lily a young girl and her teacher Alize who may or not be a witch. Well it can get confusing for the 1700's if you know your way around herbs and a women. The relationship between the two women is a heartwarming one and nice to read. I do wish their was more magic, like herbs growing oddly quickly or a bat understanding human speech. The magic in this story is the mundane kind, witch works here. Nice read.