The Secrets of Thistle Cottage

The Secrets of Thistle Cottage


The truth can be dangerous in the wrong hands…

1661, North Berwick, Scotland

One stormy night, healer Honor Seton and her daughter Alice are summoned to save the town lord's wife – but they're too late. A vengeful crusade against the Seton women leads to whispers of witchcraft all over town. Honor hopes her connections can protect them from unproven rumours and dangerous accusations – but is the truth finally catching up with them?

Present day, North Berwick, Scotland

After an explosive scandal lands her husband in prison, Tess Blyth flees Edinburgh to start afresh in Thistle Cottage. As she hides from the media’s unforgiving glare, Tess is intrigued by the shadowy stories of witchcraft surrounding the women who lived in the cottage centuries ago. But she quickly discovers modern-day witch hunts can be just as vicious: someone in town knows her secret – and they won’t let Tess forget it…

Our Review

"Be careful who you trust and who you follow for witches come in many disguises." 

The Secrets of Thistle Cottage is set in North Berwick in 1661 and the present day and the author seamlessly transitions between the two timelines. The Secrets of Thistle Cottage is essentially about being an outcast in your community, in 1661 this takes place in the form of a witch hunt and in modern day the witch hunt is conducted via social media. 

Initially, I found the parts of the story set in 1661 to be more intriguing but as the story progressed I felt equally invested in both aspects of the book. 

The protagonists were strong and independent women who made for interesting reading and it was difficult to read without acknowledging that these events did and do occur. 

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