“A haunting, magical, modern-day fairytale. A feast for the senses.” (Sarah Addison Allen, NYT bestselling author of FIRST FROST)
“A delightfully intriguing debut, gracefully paced and skillfully crafted. Ellen Herrick’s attention to sensory detail is magical and moving. Evocative to the last page.” (Susan Meissner, author of Secrets of a Charmed Life)
From the Back Cover
The Sparrow Sisters—Sorrel, Nettie, and Patience—are as colorful as the beach plums on the dunes and as mysterious as the fog that rolls into town at dusk.
When a new doctor settles into Granite Point, he brings with him a mystery so compelling that town healer Patience is drawn to love him even as she struggles to mend him. But when her herbs and tinctures are believed to be implicated in a local tragedy, Granite Point is consumed by a long-buried fear—and its three-hundred-year-old history resurfaces as a modern-day witch hunt threatens. The plants and flowers, fruit trees, and high hedges begin to wither and die, and the entire town begins to fail.
It seems as if Patience and her town are lost until the women of Granite Point band together to save the Sparrows. As they gather, drawing strength from each other, will they be able to turn the tide and return life to Granite Point?