When Byrd Whalen returns to her family’s ancestral home, she is dead set on dispelling a dark rumor that will bring scandal down upon her whole family. Focused on redemption, she doesn’t stop to wonder what will happen if the “truth” she finds is only further proof of her family’s madness.
In 1890, Nan, the Amore family matriarch, was sent away to America with little more than a baby and a rocking chair, quickly finding work on the sprawling estate of the wildly eccentric Green family. This new life is one she wanted: loving and free with a family that understands and shares in her magic. But when tragedy strikes, destroying the mansion and the precious lives inside, Nan is left alone and pregnant with Reginald Green’s child. With nothing more than the deed to the property, she builds a house from the rubble, and a new, pragmatic life. It would become a haunted life that would lead to other haunted lives. It would become a house both terrible and wonderful. It would become known as “The Witch House.”
The Witch House will always be there for Nan, and for the women who share her name, but it is up to Byrd, with the help of Eleanor Amore and her daughter Maj, to not only protect their family legacy, but to free those trapped within its walls. Richly nuanced and full of deeply complex characters, Suzanne Palmieri’s The Witch House of Persimmon Point is her most powerful novel yet.