Maybe it was the historical fiction aspect of the final book in this series, but I really loved Winds of Salem. The rest of the series sort of teased at a past where the Beauchamp family had been present during the Salem witch trials – Ingrid and Freya were executed – but this was the first time we really got to see what that would have been like for them. It was interesting.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about Freddie returning to play a role in this book. He’d been offscreen for the whole of Witches of East End, and it seemed like adding him into the family dynamic would change things too much.
After reading the prequel novella, I have to confess that I wasn’t all that excited to go on to read the series. It just didn’t seem to have a lot going on. It wasn’t exciting. And so, I was a bit afraid that Witches of East End would have the same problem.
Thankfully, though, that wasn’t the case.
I’m glad that I read this book immediately before starting to read Witches of East End, because otherwise, it would have been rather pointless. Not much happens in this novella; rather, it’s a collection of short diary entries that tie loosely into the beginning of the series.