Sister Witch: The Life of Moll Dyer by David W. Thompson

Moll Dyer wants to leave her troubles behind when she immigrates to the New World… but even an ocean cannot keep the Dyer family curse from following her! Wanting only to find peace, she fights injustice in a new land founded on tolerance, but ruled by bigotry. In 1607, the ancient enemy returns, and Moll…

Moll Dyer wants to leave her troubles behind when she immigrates to the New World… but even an ocean cannot keep the Dyer family curse from following her! Wanting only to find peace, she fights injustice in a new land founded on tolerance, but ruled by bigotry. In 1607, the ancient enemy returns, and Moll takes a stand. 300 years later, is the world finally ready for Moll’s story?
Life in the British colonies is tough on man and woman. Hunger, disease, Indian attacks, and drought test the resolve of the settlers daily. But troubles for the Dyers include another threat. In this land of religious fervor, devastating sickness, and persistent greed, can Moll turn back the evil alliance formed against her and her bloodline? Or will hell’s bloody wrath extinguish her dream of a new life in the New World? How far will she go to protect her family and their world?
Faith despite Betrayal. Courage in the face of Injustice. The triumph of love.
The legend of Moll Dyer originated in earliest colonial Maryland. Despite 300 years of civilization, and the advent of scientific reason, Moll’s name is still often heard there, especially around campfires late at night, or as a warning to misbehaving little people. Her spirit is often seen as a wisp of unnatural fog in the swampy woodlands near her homestead, with her half-wolf companion at her side.

“Moll Dyer lives again!!”

Five Star Review on Amazon by David A. Thompson

Sister Witch chronicles the life and death of the infamous Moll Dyer. Forced to leave her home Moll tries to make the best of her situation at all times and always has her family and friends at the forefront of her thoughts and prayers. When hard times hit the colony, people (as they are apt to do) seek a scapegoat for their problems and Molls fortune quickly becomes her misfortune.

The author does an incredible job of piecing together available folklore, and myth with historical accounts of the time and seamlessly integrates into narrative a story of friendship, love, family, spiritualism, and historical intrigue that you can step right into. The author takes Moll and you on a journey from old world to new, all the while illustrating that even though the place may change, people do not.

The book comes highly recommended. It is a page turner and ultimately a tear jerker at times. Moll faces down the injustices, evils and prejudices of the times in a place supposedly founded on tolerance and opportunity all in the name of friends and family. How far would you go to protect your family?

About the Author

David W. Thompson is an award winning author, a native of Southern Maryland, and a graduate of University of Maryland, University College. Prior to retirement from a position with a major Aerospace Corporation, he tried his hand at a variety of occupations- from grocery store clerk to warehousing, shoveling coal to construction. During his four year stint with the U.S. Army, he was awarded the prestigious Army Commendation Medal (Arcom). When he isn’t writing, he enjoys time with his family and grandchildren, kayaking (mostly flat water please), fishing, hiking, hunting, wine-making, and pursuing his other “creative passion”- woodcarving.
After his family and cheesecake, reading was his first love. It exposed him to people, cultures and ideas he’d never experience otherwise. Writing was a natural extension of this “out of body” experience as characters carved little niches in his mind- showing their worlds, and their possibilities. He hopes to honestly convey the stories they whisper in his ears.
For more on Dave, his current releases and upcoming WIP, check out his site at: https://www.dthompsonwrites.com/
Often bloody, habitually dark, always original!

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