Hester Fox, "A Lullaby for Witches" (Graydon House Books, 2022)


Augusta is a meek museum curator trapped in a dead-end job and relationship, when an employment offer to become the collections manager at Harlowe House changes her life. With new friends and new responsibilities, as well as a new handsome coworker, Augusta is drawn to investigate the life of Margaret Harlowe. Margaret’s portrait at Harlowe House radiates vivaciousness and warmth, but the historic records barely mention her. Soon, Augusta is obsessed by the secret life story of the mysterious young woman she feels connected to.

Was Margaret just a woman unjustly ostracized by Victorian society for her wild nature and her love of herbs, or is she a more dangerous presence? For although Margaret died more than a hundred years ago, her spirit is still very present, and her voice active. A ghost story with a strong romantic element, A Lullaby for Witches (Graydon House Books, 2022) features a tender love story as well as some thrills and chills.

Bio: Hester Fox is a full-time writer and mother, with a background in museum work and historical archaeology. She is the author of The Witch of Willow Hall and The Widow of Pale Harbor, as well as Lullaby for Witches.

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