The Lost Witch

A Novel

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Pub Date 27 Dec 2022 | Archive Date 10 Jan 2023
St. Martin's Press, St. Martin's Griffin


Paige Crutcher, author of the “mystical, magical, and wildly original”* The Orphan Witch, weaves a spellbinding tale of contemporary fantasy, romance, and Irish mythology as a woman torn out of time faces a dangerous coven, otherworldly creatures, and a seductive demi-god to save the souls of a cursed island in The Lost Witch.

1922. The town of Evermore off the coast of Ireland is under the protection of a Goddess. She has bestowed power upon village healer Brigid Heron to ensure the heart of magic within the Lough of Brionglóid—the lake of dreams—remains untouched. For the witches of Knight want to absorb its powerful energies and release the Damned from the Otherworld. Brigid has devoted her whole life to being Evermore’s guardian, immersing herself in witchcraft, and sacrificing her own dreams. Until Luc Knightly, a trickster god with his own claim on the lough, offers Brigid her heart’s desire in exchange for betraying her Goddess’s trust.

2022. A century later, Evermore is under siege. The witches of Knight wield chaos magic, opening the rift between the island and the Otherworld wider every day. Beings born from folklore nightmares prey on the villagers, consuming their very humanity. Ophelia Gallagher, Brigid’s descendent, and her fellow witch Finola McEntire do their best to keep the monsters and mayhem at bay.

Brigid awakens in this world with no memory of how she traveled into the future, and why Evermore has been cursed. To seal the lough and stop the witches of Knight, she must work with Ophelia and Finola to help her remember the events of a hundred years ago. But the knowledge she seeks lies with Luc Knightly himself--mysterious, handsome, and powerful--and the one who once upon a time granted Brigid her dearest wish—a daughter.

To save Evermore, Brigid may have to lose her daughter—again…

Paige Crutcher, author of the “mystical, magical, and wildly original”* The Orphan Witch, weaves a spellbinding tale of contemporary fantasy, romance, and Irish mythology as a woman torn out of time...

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I loved The Orphan Witch by Crutcher!
And The Lost Witch didn't disappoint me either!

Brigid and Evermore are such amazing characters. I just loved these two.
The world building this brilliant Author has created is pure magic.
I couldn't help but love being stuck in this book.

Crutcher has created a spellbinding tale of family, magic and power.
The Lost Witch was incredible just as I predicted. 
A mesmerizing, magical, wonderful read.
As well as a delightfully fun, witchy tale.

“I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book. All thoughts and opinions are my own.”

St. Martin's Press, 
Thank You for your generosity and gifting me a copy of this amazing eARC!

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I really, really enjoyed this book! It was an all around fantastic read, and it hooked me from the very beginning!

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This book was so fun to read!! I read the whole book in one sitting, The plot was so fun and unique! I would definitely recommend this to everyone.

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Mesmerizing and magical !

The premise and themes that are featured in this book are probably some of my most favourite elements in fantasy. Paige Crutcher delivers an atmospheric, engaging and beautifully written tale with great characters, a captivating setting and an extremely enchanting storyline. This is the first book by Crutcher that I have read. I'm definitely going to check out her other books!

A special thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin's Press for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.

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This book is about a witch who wakes up 100 years in the future. Once I started reading I couldn’t put it down until I was done. This book is magical. I loved reading Brigid’s story.

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The Lost Witch is mystical, magical and wildly original. This story weaves a haunting curse and a homecoming that is so well deserved. I was so scared of how this book could end for everyone involved. The author did an amazing job of keeping me on the edge of my seat until the very end.

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this was a really fun romance fantasy novel, it was a unique take on the genre and I had a lot of fun reading this. The characters were what I was hoping for and loved the romance that was built from it. The plot was what I was hoping for and got sucked into it from the first page. Ms. Paige Crutcher has a great writing style and I look forward to the next book from Ms. Crutcher.

"Once upon a time, Brigid Heron was alone and lonely. She lived in a house she loved, and she performed services for a deity who loved her. Her days were filled, her life comfortable . . . and it was awful. Brigid had been by herself long before the loss of her mother, and all of her days had only ever longed for something more."

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I absolutely loved this book! There were so many moments where I wasn’t sure what was going to happen next, I was on the edge of my seat! It was not at all what I expected, in a good way. The world building was done perfectly, in that you are immersed in their world but you aren’t bogged down by too many details. At times it gave me Practical Magic vibes, but I was 100% here for it!

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The Lost Witch was absolutely enchanting! Crutcher wrote a story that was so well written I found myself flying through the pages, unable to put the book down, pondering what would happen next. My favorite piece of this entire story was how believable the characters were.

The writing is clear and clean, and very immersive. The book hums along at a good clip, but the pacing makes sure we're given time to breathe between plot-intensifying moments. The story was absolutely engaging and the work that went into the settings was noticeable and superb. I felt absolutely transported and I'm so incredibly glad I was able to read an arc of this story

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