The Witch in the Well

The Witch in the Well

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Baker & Taylor
Disbelieving the magical legends handed down by her ancestors, twelfth-century French noblewoman Catherine LeVendeur becomes alarmed when her castle's fortune-making well threatens to go dry, a situation that leads to murder and a mysterious secret from the past. 10,000 first printing.

McMillan Palgrave
Catherine LeVendeur is a creature of 12th century France whose life is a mirror of her times--but she is armed with a keen mind and lively curiosity.

When Catherine's grandfather sends for his family to tell them their well is going dry, Catherine is alarmed. The family's wealth depends on its status, and if the well goes dry, their castle will fall. Her grandfather seems wracked with a fear deeper than that, though--and there's a mysterious woman who is either old or young, dead or alive--depending on whom you ask.

Catherine doesn't believe the magical legends her family has handed down, that they are the descendents of a knight of Charlemagne's and a faerie--she puts her faith and distrust in the human condition.

When bodies being appearing--not ghostly specters, but freshly-dead humans--Catherine knows she's right, and must uncover the secrets of the witch in the well...


Holtzbrinck
Catherine LeVendeur is a creature of 12th century France whose life is a mirror of her times--but she is armed with a keen mind and lively curiosity.

When Catherine's grandfather sends for his family to tell them their well is going dry, Catherine is alarmed. The family's wealth depends on its status, and if the well goes dry, their castle will fall. Her grandfather seems wracked with a fear deeper than that, though--and there's a mysterious woman who is either old or young, dead or alive--depending on whom you ask.

Catherine doesn't believe the magical legends her family has handed down, that they are the descendents of a knight of Charlemagne's and a faerie--she puts her faith and distrust in the human condition.

When bodies being appearing--not ghostly specters, but freshly-dead humans--Catherine knows she's right, and must uncover the secrets of the witch in the well...


Blackwell North Amer
Catherine LeVendeur is a unique spirit, a woman of twelfth-century France with a keen mind and curiosity that often puts her in peril and whose life reflects both the bonds placed upon a woman in her society and the ways in which a strong personality can triumph and succeed in spite of those strictures.
When Catherine receives a message from her grandfather saying that she and her family must come to his castle in Blois, she is intrigued... and then mildly alarmed when she finds out that he has sent for all the extended family. Given the difficulty of travel, what could engender such a summons?
It seems that the castle's well is going dry. Some of the family knows the story: They are descended from a poor but noble knight of Charlemagne and a fairy woman who was the guardian of the spring that feeds the well in the castle keep. The legend continues that as long as the spring flows, the castle will stand. The old man is wracked with fear, and to Catherine's observant eye, something else. Catherine is not inclined to believe in magical events and puts more faith (or distrust) in the human condition. As she settles in and reconnects with her family, she begins to see patterns that point to a very mortal bane and embarks on a search to uncover the secrets hidden in the castle. Her actions may imperil all she holds dear... but Catherine may have to risk everything to save them all.

Baker
& Taylor

Disbelieving the magical legends handed down by her ancestors, twelfth-century French noblewoman Catherine LeVendeur becomes alarmed when her castle's fortune-making well threatens to go dry, a situation that leads to murder.

Publisher: New York : Forge, 2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780765308818
0765308819
Characteristics: 349 p. : ill. ; 22 cm

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samdog123 Sep 17, 2008

A very entertaining medieval mystery series featuring Catherine LeVendeur, her husband, Edgar and their children.

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