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Wednesday, May 18, 2022

RRR presents... THE WITCH'S TREE by Elena Collins - REVIEW!

Hi guys!
Welcome back to Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.

Today, we're bringing the books to you double time. That's right! Another day, another...TWO book tours ready and raring to go! As with my reading tastes, they are in completely different genres, and mostly different categories, but hey...that's what keeps it interesting! It's like Forrest Gump never know what you're gonna get. Anywho, enough with the chocolate and more with the book!

First up, a Rachel's Random Resources tour featuring an AMAZING newly published (as of yesterday!) Historical Fiction novel you won't want to miss. There's dual timelines, eerieness, beauty, loss, hope, and so many more'll be connected to the page from start to finish. Don 't believe me? Well then, take a gander at this...

The Witch's Tree
Elena Collins
Boldwood Books

About the book...
A tale as old as time. A spirit that has never rested.

Present day

As a love affair comes to an end, and with it her dreams for her future, artist Selena needs a retreat. The picture-postcard Sloe Cottage in the Somerset village of Ashcombe promises to be the perfect place to forget her problems, and Selena settles into her new home as spring arrives. But it isn’t long before Selena hears the past whispering to her. Sloe Cottage is keeping secrets which refuse to stay hidden.


Grace Cotter longs for nothing more than a husband and family of her own. Content enough with her work on the farm, looking after her father, and learning the secrets of her grandmother Bett’s healing hands, nevertheless Grace still hopes for love. But these are dangerous times for dreamers, and rumours and gossip can be deadly. One mis-move and Grace’s fate looks set…

Separated by three hundred years, two women are drawn together by a home bathed in blood and magic. Grace Cotter’s spirit needs to rest, and only Selena can help her now.


I love a dual timeline when it's done right, and this one is another great example of just that...and maybe even a step further. You see, once upon a time, Grace Cotter lived a simple life. She held some sway over herbs and wildlife thanks to the teachings of her gran, and a gentle heart, but those weren't enough to spare her from the tragedies of life...including the end of her own. Meanwhile, in present day life, Cassie is struggling along after having her heart broken twice, for very different reasons, and is having a difficult time moving forward. Her friends mean well, but her heart's not in it. She needs time to heal, time to let her soul repair itself, time to get back to herself...and yet in seeking that resuscitation of her own life, like recognizes like in the sadness of her soul, bringing her that much closer to uncovering a mystery CENTURIES in the making. Is the presence at Sloe Cottage malevolent or is it simply something, or someone, that can't let go?

Oh, I'm telling you friends, THIS BOOK WAS AMAZING. It had just enough eeriness to keep you on your toes, just enough heartache to make you wish it away, just enough beauty to keep you looking for more, and so much intrigue as things unfolded that there was no way you could be forced to step away. There was sadness and joy, hope found in hopeless times, and tragedy turned right once again. Your heart was tangled in the story from the start, whether you wanted it to be or not, and the only way to truly satisfy the connection was to see it to the mesmerizing end.

A great read for Historical Fiction fans that like a little mystery with their days gone by, and a surprisingly emotional read that will stay with you long after the last page is turned.


About the author...

Elena Collins is the pen name of Judy Leigh. Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens, A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.



Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you and to Boldwood Books for the copy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. Be sure to check out the rest of tour for more bookish fun!

Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!

1 comment:

Judy Leigh said...

What a really fabulous review! Thank you so much! Sending warm wishes 🌻

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