In need of a great book of historical fiction? I have just the book for you! This is my first published book, WEAVE A WEB OF WITCHCRAFT. The story is based on the lives of Hugh and Mary Parsons of Springfield, Massachusetts.
WEAVE A WEB OF WITCHCRAFT
This is the haunting tale of Hugh and Mary Parsons of Springfield, Massachusetts. Using actual testimony recorded in their depositions and trials, the book recreates the story of this ill fated couple. Happily married in 1645, their life slowly disintegrates into a nightmare of accusations, madness and death. By 1651, Hugh is accused of witchcraft by his own wife and soon the entire town turns against him. Hugh's friends and neighbors tell outlandish tales of unnatural occurrences, ghostly lights and mysterious beasts then point the finger of blame squarely at Hugh. In a wild turn of events Mary confesses that she too is a witch and has danced with the devil. Both Hugh and Mary are deposed and sent to Boston to stand trial for witchcraft before the General Court of Massachusetts; one is charged with murder. Their very lives hang in the balance. Exhaustively researched, this book is filled with vivid details of life on the frontier of Massachusetts, and brings to life the people who struggled for existence in the harsh world that was Puritan Massachusetts. Predating the famous Salem Witchcraft Trials of 1692 by almost forty years, this is the page turning story of a tragic couple whose life is overtaken by ignorance and superstition.
Here are some reviews posted to Amazon for WEAVE A WEB OF WITCHCRAFT:
Oh my goodness, this book just blew me away! Just when I thought I'd worked it all out nicely - BAM - plot twist.
I loved this book. It grabbed my attention from the very first page, held on tight and wouldn't let me go until the very last. I was completely enthralled by all the twists and turns, secrets and lies and some delicious family dynamics. Characters were especially well defined and thus easy to connect to. Pacing was also excellent throughout. The story was high octane most of the way through but there were calmer moments throughout which I was grateful for as they gave me chance to catch my breath before starting off again. I really can't wait to see what this author serves up next. - Kathy Meyer
I absolutely loved it. I felt like I was back in the times of the Puritans and the witch hunts. The writing just flowed and I found it so hard to put the book down. So looking forward to Jean M Robert's next book. Karen
Check out WEAVE A WEB OF WITCHCRAFT now on Amazon. Kindle and paperback versions available. FREE with Kindle Unlimited!
See also: BLOOD IN THE VALLEY my second novel. Set in the Mohawk Valley of New York during the American Revolution.