The Witches of New York

  • by Ami McKay
  • Narrated by Julia Whelan
  • 14 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl. Those averse to magic need not apply.
New York in the spring of 1880 is a place alive with wonder and curiosity. Determined to learn the truth about the world, its residents enthusiastically engage in both scientific experimentation and spiritualist pursuits. Séances are the entertainment of choice in exclusive social circles, and many enterprising women - some possessed of true intuitive powers and some gifted with the art of performance - find work as mediums.
Enter Adelaide Thom and Eleanor St. Clair. At their humble tea shop, Tea and Sympathy, they provide a place for whispered confessions, secret cures, and spiritual assignations for a select society of ladies who speak the right words and ask the right questions. But the profile of Tea and Sympathy is about to change with the fortuitous arrival of Beatrice Dunn.
When 17-year-old Beatrice leaves the safety of her village to answer an ad that reads "Respectable Lady Seeks Dependable Shop Girl. Those averse to magic need not apply", she has little indication of what the job will demand of her. Beatrice doesn't know it yet, but she is no ordinary small-town girl; she has great spiritual gifts - ones that will serve as her greatest asset and also place her in grave danger. Under the tutelage of Adelaide and Eleanor, Beatrice comes to harness many of her powers, but not even they can prepare her for the evils lurking in the darkest corners of the city or the courage it will take to face them.

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Pagans, this book is for you.

This book was exactly what I was hoping for. Great imagery, great characters. The story wasn't too heavy, without being paper thin. The author obviously did a great deal of research and applied it to the story wonderfully. I don't want to blather on all day. If you enjoyes practical magic (book or film) you'll like this.
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Old Timey WItchery

Urban Fantasy novels about witches are popping up everywhere but the vintage setting for this one intrigued me and I would say that the setting and characters have been lovingly crafted so that I was able to easily feel like I was there. While all three of our main witches are intriguing Adelaide was a favorite for me with her world-weary, take-no-$#@& attitude and her personal style.

I only gave the story itself three stars as it seems to be trying to set things up to be a longer series. That may pay off in the long run but in this novel it meant that about four storylines were set up, developed and then left without resolution at the end of the book.
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- Charles Harrington

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-11-2017
  • Publisher: Harper Audio