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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Escape From Witchwood Hollow

Escape from Witchwood HollowEscape from Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth Mierek
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

My Review
The story evolves around 2 woman and a teenage girl from three different time periods. Each with their own struggles ends up at Witchwood Hollow.
In the deep past deep forest of Witchwood Hollow a maiden escapes and finds refuge. There she lays down her roots and soon her happiness leaves her feeling lonely and to fill that sadness she put a spell to whomever enters the forest will become a companion if she deems fit. People can't escape unless she lets them leave. There's a village that thrives along side the forest but the people and visitors are warned about the forest. Once you're in, that's it.
Many years later a girl travels from Europe in search of a future with her dad and an awaiting soon-to-be-husband. With a skeptic mind and loving heart she waves away the villagers warning in search of her father. Leaving behind a sister in wait in England to live and serve the household they came from.
Now in the present tense of the future a girl and her brother moves with their uncle and aunt to the same village to escape the painful past of their passing parents from the events of 9/11.
Whether the witch is still waiting and for what, the girl is able to enter and leave the forest as pleased. She bonds with a classmate and soon both develop a close friendship on the common grounds of history buddies; finding and discovering artifacts of the village.
These three individual stories soon weave together towards the end.
At first I was confused. And being that there wasn't a seamless switch between each time period I stayed confused but kept reading on. Soon I start to get interested when the witch finally enters the picture. There we meet a lost little boy, a courageous huntsman, and a little girl that came looking for her lost aunt. We find love and we discover lost. But in the end the connection and the courage and the promise finds peace. Once separated now together at last.

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Escape From Witchwood Hollow by Jordan Elizabeth

Genre:  Young Adult Fantasy

Publisher:  Curiosity Quills Press

Date of Release:  October 29, 2014

Book Description:

Everyone in Arnn - a small farming town with more legends than residents - knows the story of Witchwood Hollow: if you venture into the whispering forest, the witch will trap your soul among the shadowed trees.

After losing her parents in a horrific terrorist attack on the Twin Towers, fifteen-year-old Honoria and her older brother escape New York City to Arnn. In the lure of that perpetual darkness, Honoria finds hope, when she should be afraid.

Perhaps the witch can reunite her with her lost parents. Awakening the witch, however, brings more than salvation from mourning, for Honoria discovers a past of missing children and broken promises.

To save the citizens of Arnn from becoming the witch’s next victims, she must find the truth behind the woman’s madness.

About the Author: Jordan Elizabeth

Jordan Elizabeth, formally Jordan Elizabeth Mierek, writes down her nightmares in order to live her dreams. With an eclectic job history of working as a college professor; historic costumed interpreter at Fort Stanwix, Victorian Leisure Fair, and Mayfaire on the Green; office specialist; sales clerk; election inspector; and trainer, she is now diving into the world of author.It happens to be her favorite one.
When she’s not creating art or searching for lost history in the woods, she’s updating her blog, Kissed by Literature. Jordan is the president of the Utica Writers Club and maintains
She roams Central New York, but she loves to travel. A great deal of time has been spent in a rural town very similar to Arnn, the setting of her novel ESCAPE FROM WITCHWOOD HOLLOW.

Curiosity Quills Press (CQ) is a small hybrid publishing company specializing in genre fiction of the highest quality. With 150+ titles in our catalog already and approximately 6 new books coming out each month, there’s never a dull moment at CQ. We work with major retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Audible to ensure that you, the reader, can find whatever you are looking for at your convenience.
Founded in 2011 by Eugene Teplitsky and Lisa Gus, CQ was initially a resource portal for writing and publishing, created in an effort to help writers, like themselves, survive the publishing industry. After rapid success, CQ morphed into publishing press that over time has solidified its share in the market. Now we spend our days searching for the next great escape!

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