Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz
(The Beauchamp Family)

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From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz's first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and beguiling witches.

The three Beauchamp women-Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid-live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret-they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.

For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. They unearth their wands from the attic, dust off their broomsticks, and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.

With a brand-new cast of characters, a fascinating and fresh world to discover, and a few surprise appearances from some of the Blue Blood fan favorites, this is a page-turning, deliciously fun, magical summer read fraught with love affairs, witchcraft, and an unforgettable battle between good and evil.
 

About Melissa de la Cruz

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Melissa de la Cruz (www.melissa-delacruz.com) is the author of many best-selling novels, including all the books in the Blue Bloods series: Blue Bloods, Masquerade, Revelations, The Van Alen Legacy, Keys to the Repository, Misguided Angel, Bloody Valentine, and Lost in Time. She lives in Los Angeles, California with her husband and daughter, and is hard at work on the next book in the Blue Bloods saga.
 
Published June 21, 2011 by Hyperion. 288 pages
Genres: Romance, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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But once unleashed, the white magic provokes dark retribution: An undersea miasma is killing off fish and wild life, children are contracting a deadly influenza, vampires (vacationing Blue Bloods?) are infiltrating and the police are “liking” the witches for homicide.

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As Darkness makes its way into the world, can the magic of witches save the land?

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In Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz, we are introduced to an intriguing story of what happened to witches after the Salem witch hunts.

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Examiner

Melissa de la Cruz broke the mold with her hauntingly beautiful rendition of vampires in her young adult book series Blue Bloods.

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The magic came around the half way point of the book and was wonderful through the rest of the book.

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Book Reporter

Melissa de la Cruz, the New York Times bestselling author of the Blue Bloods and Au Pairs series for teens, has written a highly entertaining book, the first installment of her debut series for adults.

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Despite a fun cast and some interesting ideas, this one’s a mess.

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... I really liked the book, Melissa de la Cruz's Witches of East End. I've always loved witch stories, and am obsessed with all things Hamptons.

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6 days ago... paranormal fun as we are, then you MUST be watching The Witches of East End, Lifetime's television version of the Melissa de la Cruz series ...

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... What more could you ask for on a Sunday night? The plot also hewed pretty closely to the Melissa de la Cruz book it's based on, which as a ...

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Entertainment Weekly

Melissa de la Cruz, author of the best-selling Blue Bloods series, ably sets the stage for a juicy new franchise with Witches of East End, the tale of the Beauchamp women — Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid, who had their powers stripped back in the 17th century.

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Melissa de la Cruz, known for her Young Adult series 'Blue Bloods,' hopes to cast a spell on grownups too with her racy new series about a family of witches.

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... A review of the first in the series and the first adult novel by Melissa de La Cruz.

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Huntington News

About the author Melissa de la Cruz is the New York Times and USA Today best-selling author of many critically acclaimed and award-winning novels for teens including "The Au Pairs" series, the "Blue Bloods" series, the "Ashleys" series, the "Angels on Sunset Boulevard" series and the semi-autobio...

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LINE-HEIGHT: 200%">From the author of the highly addictive and bestselling Blue Bloods series, with almost 3 million copies sold, comes a new novel, Melissa de la Cruz’s first for adults, featuring a family of formidable and ...

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... I have been a fan of Melissa de la Cruz's work since I picked up the first Blue Bloods novel several years ago. I love her writing style and the ...

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... Witches of East End by Melissa De La Cruz (pub date 6/21/11) Melissa De La Cruz is the author of the YA vampire series Blue Bloods. She is ...

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... The first time I heard of Witches of East End, it was when I saw the trailer on TV. ... Witches of East End is the second Melissa de la Cruz book that I have read and .... 43 minutes agoHad a offer to review Flowers in the Attic.

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Ron Reads

... I've been hearing about Melissa de la Cruz from some of my friends, and by all rights I should have checked her out months, even years, ago.

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Princess Reviews

... Now a popular television show, Witches of East End started as a novel by Melissa de la Cruz. The first in the Beauchamp series, Joanna, Freya, ...

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... Witches of East End is Melissa de la Cruz's first book for adults. Having been of fan of hers since her the days of her magazine journalism and ...

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... ARC Book Review: Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz ... The Beauchamp Family is a spin-off series of the Blue Blood books. If you are ...

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