Friday, July 18, 2014

MY ENEMY'S TEARS by Karen Vorbeck Willims


Dear Gentle Readers,
This morning I have a very unusual book for your consideration.  This is the story of the Witch of Northampton, but it is based on the true life person, Mary Bliss Parsons.  If you are looking for something different, this is it.

My Enemy’s Tears: 
The Witch of Northampton by Karen Vorbeck Williams

It all started at her grandmother's knee. Karen Vorbeck Williams grew up hearing stories about her ancestor Mary Bliss Parsons who was accused of witchcraft in 17th century New England. She lived in the first settlement at Northampton, Massachusetts and was indicted, imprisoned, and stood trial for witchcraft in 1675, 17 years before the Salem witch trials. The intelligent, beautiful and observant Mary grew up in the harsh environment of Puritan New England. Throughout her life, from sleepwalking child to serving girl to wealthy wife, Mary was confronted with her neighbor’s jealousies and superstitions. She was accused more than once of witchcraft. The story follows Mary and her enemy, Sarah Lyman Bridgeman, from childhood all the way to Mary's imprisonment and trial in Boston.
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Have a great day.  Go read a book.

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