Monday, May 1, 2023

Review: The Devil's Glove (Salem #1) by Lucretia Grindle

The Devil's Glove

Salem #1

by Lucretia Grindle

Published: May 1, 2023

Publisher: Casa Croce Press

Genre: Historical Fiction, Literary Fiction, Women's Fiction


Northern New England, summer, 1688.

A suspicious death. A rumor of war. Whispers of witchcraft.

Salem started here.

Perched on the brink of disaster, Resolve Hammond and her mother, Deliverance, struggle to survive in their isolated coastal village. They're known as healers taught by the local tribes - and suspected of witchcraft by the local villagers.

Their precarious existence becomes even more chaotic when they are summoned to tend to a poisoned woman. As they uncover a web of dark secrets, rumors of war engulf the village, forcing the Hammonds to choose between loyalty to their native friends or the increasingly terrified settler community.

As Resolve is plagued by strange dreams, she questions everything she thought she knew - about her family, her closest friend, and even herself. If the truth comes to light, the repercussions will be felt far beyond the confines of this small settlement.

THE DEVIL'S GLOVE is a meticulously researched tale of supernatural suspense and intrigue, based on the true story of the fear and suspicion that led to the Salem Witchcraft Trials. Will Resolve be able to uncover the truth before the town tears itself apart, or will she become the next victim of the village's dark and mysterious past?

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My Review:

As we know from the summary that The Devil's Glove is about the Salem witch trials or more like a few years before the witch trials actually took place. I have this fascination with the Salem witch trials and have for a very long time. I am always looking for a book or movie about the trials. So when I read the summary for The Devil's Glove I knew right then and there that I had to read it.

The Devil's Glove is definitely way different than other books on the Salem witch trials as it starts before the trials ever happened. I really enjoyed reading The Devil's Glove. I enjoyed getting more background on the people that were involved or more like the ones that were accused of being a witch. I was pulled in from the start. I enjoyed getting to know all the characters and learning what part they played. The Devil's Glove was a nice refresher on the Salem witch trials.

The Devil's Glove takes place in the summer of 1688 and is about a woman and her daughter accused of being the devil or witches. Resolve Hammond and her mother, Deliverance were taught by the Indians how to heal.

While people were suspicious of their healing powers they did trust them enough to bring them a pregnant woman. They learn that this woman was dying because she had been poisoned but by the time she was brought to them, it was too late. The woman and her child died. Rumors spread quickly about them being witches.

The dead woman’s son came to visit them one day asking a lot of questions about his mother’s death. They gave him their suspicions about her death. He believed them as he had been thinking the same thing as well.

I really enjoyed following The Devil's Glove as they unraveled the truth behind it all. I couldn’t turn the pages fast enough as I wanted to know it all now. I can’t wait to read more in book two of the Salem series.

I do highly recommend The Devil's Glove to all fans of the Salem witch trials. Pick up your copy of The Devil's Glove today and dive into a different kind of, but great story on the Salem witch trials!  

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