BOOK REVIEW: A Witch In Time by Constance Sayers

Publication Date:
 August 18, 2020
Publisher: Redhook
Format: Paperback
Pages:  480  
Genre: Magical Realism 
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A witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this haunting debut novel.
Helen Lambert has lived several lives-a young piano virtuoso in 1890s Paris, an actress in 1930's Hollywood, a rock star in 1970s Los Angeles -- only she doesn't know it. Until she meets a strange man who claims he's watched over her for centuries, bound to her from the beginning.
At first, Helen doesn't believe him. Her life is as normal as any other modern career woman's. Then she begins having vivid dreams about ill-fated love and lives cut short.
Caught in a curse, Helen will be forced to relive the same tragic events that ruined her previous lives. But with each rebirth, she's developed uncanny powers. And as the most powerful version of herself, Helen must find a way to break the curse before her time runs out.


This book hooked me from the start and sucked me in.  I didn't really know what to expect but the interesting twist on time loops, curses and fate is interesting. Helen starts to remember past lives, and strange things start happening to her when people start doing what she suggests. Confused and still struggling with her recent divorce Helen finds herself turning to Luke the man who she was set up on a date with but may play a much larger role in this life and her past.  

Each chapter reveals a different part of Helen's past life and then will move forward back to the future to how she is taking it and what it all means to her.  Fascinating, mysterious and tragic this book is one that is hard to put down.  From the rural countryside of France, the dirty streets of 1800 Paris, Hollywood in the 30's, Los Angeles in the 70's to Washington DC in the present this book takes you through the tragic lives of one woman doomed to continue to make the same mistakes. Can she break free and find happiness? 

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