A must-read for those who like magic, love, and a little bit of feel-good feminism in their historical fiction
This is a book about witches, told from their perspective. As such, it's a lyrically and lovely written triumph about independent, unusual women
Morgan's beautifully conjured tale of three women, social mores, and the sanctity of self-determination is thoroughly enthralling
An Austen-esque romance, a heart-racing mystery full of dangerous twists and an anxiety-inducing yet enthralling family feud, Louisa Morgan's The Age of Witches is anything but a traditional tale of good versus evil.
The story is enchanting, and Morgan shapes her characters into fully realized people with compelling hopes, poignant histories, and sometimes desperate ambitions... Morgan's incantatory prose and independent-minded women will delight fans of Alice Hoffman and Sarah Addison Allen with this tale of female self-realization and magical realism. A highly enjoyable read
[A] robust tale of matriarchal magic in a lushly depicted Gilded Age New York . . . Readers will root for these powerful women as they struggle to overcome the social limitations of their time, whether through magic or force of personality