The Betrayal of Maggie Blair by Elizabeth Laird

The Betrayal of Maggie Description from goodreads.com
In seventeenth-century Scotland, saying the wrong thing can lead to banishment—or worse. Accused of being a witch, sixteen-year-old Maggie Blair is sentenced to be hanged. She escapes, but instead of finding shelter with her principled, patriotic uncle, she brings disaster to his door.

Betrayed by one of her own accusers, Maggie must try to save her uncle and his family from the king’s men, even if she has to risk her own life in the process.
Originally published in the UK, this book has a powerful blend of heart-stopping action and thought-provoking themes 
This was an interesting tale that discussed more the issues of Protestants and Catholics in the Scotland regions more than it was anything else (a witch story). I was hoping of more of the witchcraft discussed but it was an interesting enough read if you are into historical novels especially religions, you will like the way Elizabeth wrote this story, full of facts and concepts of how the King of England tried to force religion upon his people and the effects that war can have upon a people fighting for the right to stand up for their own beliefs. Told through the eyes of a teenager, also fighting to protect her family. She has a very trying time and a war is going on. A Lot of pressure on behalf of the church officials to attend or pay the price.

The best part of the story is if you go into it knowing that it's based off true stories.



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