My book this week on Checked Out is
The Witch's Daughter
By: Paula Brackston
This book literally took me four days to read, which is pretty amazing that a book captured my attention and held it until I finished it. I read every chance I got and loved it. This book really had several intense moments. It began in the 1600's and, towards the end of the book, wound up in the 2000's. Wild. I loved reading about the main character's garden and planting and herbs and concoctions that she sold. Some of the witchy part I didn't understand nor believe in and I wasn't truly impressed with the end of the book although it left the story well.
I have to admit something I did. I was more than three fourths of the way into this book when I went on GoodReads.com to see what else this author had written and happened on reviews of the book that I was reading. I wish I hadn't done this. I like to pick up a book, knowing nothing about it, and read it. I don't even like to read the outside or inside flap that gives you a little insight to what the book is about. I don't like to form opinions about the book before I have read every word and reading a couple of reviews on this book made me think different of it by the time I got to the end. I think I would have found it more believable or interesting if I hadn't read a negative review from another reader. BooHoo. I like the book anyway! I want to go back and read the gardening parts. They really did inspire me to work in my own herb garden. I love making oils and extracts and such and connected with the character in that way. Therefore I give the book a high rating.
Checked Out Rating: 9