The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel

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The Burning of Isobel Key by Jen McConnel
Fri, 02-15-2013 - 6:37am

I thought this would be a great book but while the past scenes were very good, the modern stuff read as poor chick-lit.  So a so-so read.  There is going to be a sequel and I will probably read it to see if things get better.


When Lou travels to Scotland, she’s a mess. She’s twenty-six, unemployed, and unsure of herself. It doesn’t help that she’s traveling with Tammy, her best friend, who is everything Lou is not.

At first, the trip pushes Lou towards the brink of depression, but then she meets Brian, a handsome local tour guide. When Brian tells the tourists about the countless witches burned in Scotland, Lou starts to listen. And when she discovers information about Isobel Key, one of the victims of the seventeenth century, Lou finds renewed purpose.

She sets out to learn the truth of the condemned witch, but she isn’t prepared for the knowledge that waits for her. Lou must face her demons if she has any hope of righting the wrongs of the past.

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