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North of Cincy Women’s BookClub

This book club is open to women who reside in the northern Cincinnati suburbs. It is geared towards open-minded, free-thinking women in their 30s and 40s. The reading content will be broad, but reflective in the interests of organizers and club members.


"A brave and original debut, Weyward is a spellbinding story about what may transpire when the natural world collides with a legacy of witchcraft." --Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The London Séance Society


I am a Weyward, and wild inside.


2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century.


1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Altha's mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom.


1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receives--and for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom.


Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart's Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.

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416 pages

Average rating: 7.64




Community Reviews

Jul 10, 2024
5/10 stars
Not usually my type of story but was an easy read. Wasn’t massively invested in any of the perspectives but still enjoyed the writing style.
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Jun 18, 2024
8/10 stars
Bit of a slow burn but enjoyed how well put together the 3 stories were. Enjoyable read 😊
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Jun 12, 2024
6/10 stars
I don’t know what to make of this one. I feel depressed now. 3 stars due to its uniqueness.
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Jun 06, 2024
8/10 stars
Very much enjoyed this booked, I felt like I was always on a cliff hanger with each character, a slow burner but interesting and gripping throughout.
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May 23, 2024
8/10 stars
I suggest if you are okay with the world’s slowest burn.
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