Weyward - Emilia Hart


By Emilia Hart

  • Release Date: 2023-03-07
  • Genre: Fiction & Literature
Score: 4.5
From 64 Ratings



"A brave and original debut, Weyward is a spellbinding story about what may transpire when the natural world collides with a legacy of witchcraft." ––Sarah Penner, New York Times bestselling author of The Lost Apothecary

I am a Weyward, and wild inside.

2019: Under cover of darkness, Kate flees London for ramshackle Weyward Cottage, inherited from a great aunt she barely remembers. With its tumbling ivy and overgrown garden, the cottage is worlds away from the abusive partner who tormented Kate. But she begins to suspect that her great aunt had a secret. One that lurks in the bones of the cottage, hidden ever since the witch-hunts of the 17th century.

1619: Altha is awaiting trial for the murder of a local farmer who was stampeded to death by his herd. As a girl, Altha’s mother taught her their magic, a kind not rooted in spell casting but in a deep knowledge of the natural world. But unusual women have always been deemed dangerous, and as the evidence for witchcraft is set out against Altha, she knows it will take all of her powers to maintain her freedom.

1942: As World War II rages, Violet is trapped in her family's grand, crumbling estate. Straitjacketed by societal convention, she longs for the robust education her brother receives––and for her mother, long deceased, who was rumored to have gone mad before her death. The only traces Violet has of her are a locket bearing the initial W and the word weyward scratched into the baseboard of her bedroom.

Weaving together the stories of three extraordinary women across five centuries, Emilia Hart's Weyward is an enthralling novel of female resilience and the transformative power of the natural world.


  • Couldn’t put it down

    By Stphzvla
    Wow this book was so good! I could not stop reading it! I love how the three stories unfold and the way the author details everything!
  • Loved it!

    By Rubyisadelight
    This is a really enjoyable book, the stories of Althea, Violet and Kate are woven together beautifully.
  • Great book!

    By MrsLevel
    Love. Love. Love this book.
  • Strength, Nature and survival magic as well

    By Callanish7
    Fantastic, couldn’t put it down !
  • Weyward

    By llarese13
    I loved this book.