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#DualTimeline #Mystery and #Romance – The Witch’s Tree by Elena Collins – very different, brilliant read!

So happy to join in this blog tour today,
For an author, I have to say,
Has written many a brilliant book,
One's at which I recommend you look!

My Review:

I've previously read other books by Judy Leigh
But this is the first from Elena Collins for me.
They're the same person, as you'll find
But the book genre is of a totally different kind.

Sloe Cottage is where artist Selena goes to stay
And recover after things didn't go her way.
A broken relationship, a miscarriage, too,
She needs to rethink what she wants to do.

But Sloe Cottage has a long, tragic history
One that gives the home a sense of mystery.
What happened all those centuries past
Need discovering and sorting out at last.

Grace Cotter grew up in the cottage back then
A gentle, caring young lady but then again
What happened is part of the story that's told
Involving witchcraft, betrayal and more in days of old.

With stories of life now and in 1682,
Sharing the lives and women in these eras, too.
The lives of the two women you'll discover
Have surprising similarities to one another.

Both have been betrayed by men in their life
Causing them different trouble and strife.
However back in the seventeenth century 
Gossip and jealousy can release fatal fury.

A fascinating and very different read
With whispers from the past, what is the need?
A story of healing, dreams, attitudes and romance
A brilliant tale, I recommend you give it a chance!

For my complementary copy, I say thank you,
Such a gorgeous, very different read and this is my honest review.


A tale as old as time. A spirit that has never rested.

Present day

As a love affair comes to an end, and with it her dreams for her future, artist Selena needs a retreat.  The picture-postcard Sloe Cottage in the Somerset village of Ashcombe promises to be the perfect place to forget her problems, and Selena settles into her new home as spring arrives.  But it isn’t long before Selena hears the past whispering to her. Sloe Cottage is keeping secrets which refuse to stay hidden.


Grace Cotter longs for nothing more than a husband and family of her own. Content enough with her work on the farm, looking after her father, and learning the secrets of her grandmother Bett’s healing hands, nevertheless Grace still hopes for love. But these are dangerous times for dreamers, and rumours and gossip can be deadly. One mis-move and Grace’s fate looks set…

Separated by three hundred years, two women are drawn together by a home bathed in blood and magic. Grace Cotter’s spirit needs to rest, and only Selena can help her now.

Purchase Link – https://amzn.to/3Cl2rVF 

Author Bio – 

Elena Collins is the pen name of Judy Leigh. Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens, A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.

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One comment on “#DualTimeline #Mystery and #Romance – The Witch’s Tree by Elena Collins – very different, brilliant read!

  1. Judy Leigh
    May 20, 2022

    Sending warmest wishes to you
    To thank you for this groovy review!
    The Witch’s Tree, in olden times
    Is perfectly described in your witty rhymes.


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