A tree in rural Iowa bears witness to generations of human experience—and deadly secrets.
Dani Holden thinks moving to an old farmstead will help her forget her past. She agrees to help neighbors take down a strange double-headed tree that has stood alone between two fields for almost a century. Unexplainable accidents begin haunting those who help, and Dani must uncover a community’s secret before tragedy claims her as its next victim.
Dani’s not the only one running from her past—two generations ago, young Lilly Bradstreet is not the person her small town wants her to be. She falls in love with a Mexican migrant worker and is forced to choose between her family’s wishes, her passionate romance, and the life of freedom she’s always dreamed of.
Lilly’s long-forgotten quest for independence and Dani’s search for answers intertwine at the foot of the Witness Tree, whose secrets are darker and more unnerving than either woman ever expected. Vivid depictions of small-town bonds, young love, racism, and women who’ve dreamed and been denied make The Witness Tree a moving, page-turning debut novel.
The Witness Tree is a breathtaking novel that will take its readers on a moving journey of from start to finish. The reader in The Witness Tree will be introduced to the protagonist of the book, Dani Holden, a woman who is looking to forget her past and move on. The reader will follow Dani to an old farmstead where she agrees to help neighbors take down a strange double-headed tree. However, soon accidents begin to happen and Dani is thrust into a mystery in which she must uncover long-buried secrets. The reader will follow Dani as well as Lilly Bradstreet, as we are thrust back in time. Lilly doesn’t fit in with her small town and their ideals of what they want her to be, instead, she falls in love with a Mexcian immigrant and is forced to choose between her family and love. The reader will follow these two women as their lives draw parallels and what follows is a shocking but brilliant tale that shouldn’t be missed, and this book lovers is the short premise of the wonderful The Witness Tree!
The premise of The Witness Tree is exceptional and made for an enthralling read! Amy Pendino is an incredible writer who captivated me from the first page thanks to the book’s sharp literature and shocking moments! The reader thanks to the exceptional author Pendino will be thrust into the action early on thanks to Pendino’s fast-paced narrative.
The fast-paced narrative combined with the extraordinary story had me in a frenzy and turning the pages with haste, and when a reader does this, then they know that the book is good and worthy of a recommendation! Amy Pendino is not only a phenomenal writer for her flawless ability to capture her reader’s attention, but she is also a great writer for her descriptive powers and characterization of characters which will hook her readers!
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