Elizabeth (The Evening Wolf Stories: Chapter 1)

 

 

Elizabeth When the young, beautiful Elizabeth Wade goes to live and work in an isolated, rural North Yorkshire village as their school teacher, little did she know that she was to be accused of witchcraft and become the focus of suspicion, sexual desire and revenge, when a series of unexplained and terrible events befall the community.

It’s the early 1950s and the people of Bridgeford are still steeped in superstition and fear of evil goings on in their midst. It is no surprise therefore that they turn on Elizabeth, a vulnerable and defenceless woman… or so she appeared to be.

By Amelia Moore

 

 

Reviews

5 Stars "Could Not Put this Book Down!" - Veronica Tracy-Smith, PhD (US)

I loved this novel and cannot wait until the next book. I hope I don't have to wait long. From the moment I picked up this book I did not want to stop reading. I was transported to another place and time. The author made me feel as if I were in the story. I have a new author to follow. I want to read all of your books - please keep them coming!

 

5 stars A gripping read- Wendy Cartmell (US)

This is a tale well told. Is Elizabeth a witch or not is the central question to the story as we follow her to a north Yorkshire village to take up the post of school teacher. It evokes the period of the 1950's and effectively describes people's small minded attitudes to outsiders. The characters are believable, even if some are not likeable. The slow pace of the times is pitched just right, as is the dialogue. However, the story did not drag, and kept me up late one night reading to the end because I couldn't put the book down and wanted to find out what happened to Elizabeth. The climax to the book is gripping and leaves the reader to make up his or her own mind about Elizabeth. I really look forward to reading more in the series.

 

5 stars “Be prepared for a gripping novel” - A Heath (US)

Picked up Evening Wolf for a little entertainment and wasn't disappointed. The dialogue is fast paced and natural with delightful cockney accents thrown in that make the English setting come to life. From the first page on I was gripped by Elizabeth's life of harassment, neglect, abuse and the secret power she closely guards.

This is an enjoyable read that will keep you glued to the book until the final page. There is a strong connection with the collective consciousness of women over the ages. I recommend you dive in and soak up this story.

 

5 stars Very good read!” – Steve (UK)

I am not an avid reader but when I do read it needs to grab me from the start, well Evening Wolf grabbed me straight away. I conjured up a picture of the Yorkshire town with End cottage and loved the story about Elizabeth and the villagers, only wish it was longer but there lies a secret always leave them wanting more...very good read!

 

4 stars “A good debut novel by Amelia Moore – R. Sofair (UK)

This was the first novel by Amelia Moore that I have read (and the first one I have read fully on Kindle!). I read it because it was recommended to me by a friend.   I was able to read the book over two days, because it is relatively short, but I thought it was a good and easy read, with no complicated language. It is definitely oriented towards adults though, due to the fact that Amelia Moore does not resort to metaphors for some descriptions of an adult nature.


The story concerns a young lady called Elizabeth who has suffered her fair share of tragedy, who comes to a remote Yorkshire village to teach in the primary school during the 1950s. She has been taught about the "old ways" (in other words, a 'wise woman') by her late grandmother, although this is something she tries to keep to herself. Unfortunately for her, rumours start spreading among many of the superstitious inhabitants of the village that she has "cast the evil eye" on them and has been causing all kinds of bad things to happen, which are clearly not her fault. I believe it is a cautionary tale about how dangerous rumours that get out of hand can be.
I certainly felt compassion for Elizabeth, which I think Amelia Moore wants us to feel. The ending does get one thinking though! The title on Amazon describes this as part of a series, so I shall look forward to reading any future books that may be released.

 


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