Hester Fox

We are so excited to host local author Hester Fox to celebrate the release of The Book of Thorns! In this historical fantasy, two sisters—each fleeing unjust fates, each with a magical connection to the natural world —meet for the first time on opposite sides of the battlefield during the Napoleonic Wars. The Book of Thorns is a magic-fueled historical journey that lets readers experience a part of history rarely explored through a feminist lens. Hester will discuss her book, answer audience questions, and sign copies! 

If you're not able to make the event, you can order a signed and personalized copy by clicking on the book below. Add "Signed Copy" and how you'd like the book personalized in the comments section of your order. 

In the midst of the Napoleonic Wars and the rise of the floriography craze in Europe, two sisters separated at birth are bound together by a secret language of flowers passed down to them by the mother they never knew. When Cornelia leaves her cruel uncle's home to join Napoleon's army as a traveling naturalist, her ability to heal any wound and bring soldiers back from the brink of death earns her praise--and exposes her to those who would exploit her powers for themselves.

Meanwhile, Lijsbeth lives in indentured servitude, her only respite her time spent flower arranging. When she meets a young English soldier and falls in love, Lisjbeth must decide whether to flee the clashing of two great armies at Waterloo or risk everything by staying. As the English and French armies collide in Waterloo, the sisters finally cross paths on opposite sides of the war.

With the sisters reunited on the battlefield, they must work together to solve the mystery of their mother's death, while surviving the war raging around them.

Hester Fox is a full-time writer and mother, with a background in museum work and historical archaeology. She is the author of such novels as The Witch of Willow Hall, A Lullaby for Witches, and The Last Heir to Blackwood Library. When not writing, Hester can be found exploring old cemeteries, enjoying a pastry and seasonal latte at a café, or  scouring antique shops for old photographs to add to her collection. She lives in a small mill town in Massachusetts with her husband and their two children.

Saturday, April 6, 2024 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
111 South Street
Plainville, MA 02762
The Book of Thorns By Hester Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525812019
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Graydon House - April 2nd, 2024

The Last Heir to Blackwood Library By Hester Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525804786
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Graydon House - April 4th, 2023

A Lullaby for Witches By Hester Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525804694
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Graydon House - February 1st, 2022

The Witch of Willow Hall By Hester Fox Cover Image
ISBN: 9781525833014
Availability: Available to Order
Published: Graydon House - October 2nd, 2018