A Witch in Time by Constance Sayers

A Witch in Time

A young woman in Belle Epoque France is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist.In 1895, sixteen-year-old Juliet LaCompte has a passionate, doomed romance with the married Parisian painter Auguste Marchant. When her mother — a witch — botches a curse on Marchant, she unwittingly binds Juliet to the artist through time, damning her to re-live her affair and die tragically young ...

Details A Witch in Time

TitleA Witch in Time
Release DateFeb 11th, 2020
GenreFantasy, Historical, Historical Fiction, Fiction, Paranormal, Adult, Witches, Historical Fantasy, Science Fiction, Time Travel, Romance

Reviews A Witch in Time

  • Scarlett Readz and Runz....Through Novel Time & Distance
    The muse. The actress. The musician. The witch. There is only one novel in which you can live your life four times, in different ways, through two centuries, trapped in a deadly curse with a demon at your heels. If you are a fan of time-travel books like me, then the blurb alone at the back of the book should have you hooked in an instant. Washington, DC, 2012 - After divorcing Roger, an art collector and “wunderkind in the philanthropy world...
  • Elaine
    Thank you to NetGalley for A Witch in Time. They might regret it because I'm gonna rip it a new one.I was really excited to read A Witch in Time because the premise had all the elements I look for: magic, demons, horror, love, tragic love!I'm so there!Then, I started reading. ** Danger Will Robinson! Spoilers ahead ** I disliked Juliet. Intensely. She is a silly little girl with no redeemable qualities. In fact, the urge to punch her througho...
  • Hester Fox
    Fans of Deborah Harkness will devour this page-turning tale of love, reincarnation, and dark magic. A highly unique and enjoyable read!
  • Alma Katsu
    For fans of A Discovery of Witches, Outlander, and (dare I say it?) The Taker, A Witch in Time is a story of star-crossed love across the centuries. Dazzling and romantic.
  • Christie«SHBBblogger»
    Title: A Witch in TimeSeries: StandaloneAuthor: Constance SayersRelease date: February 11, 2020Cliffhanger: NoGenre: fantasy, historical fiction"Our illusions are powerful things we cling to."I used to be cautious when trying out new authors. The unfamiliarity of their writing, not knowing how well you will mesh with their personal style, and the worry that the quality may not be up to par were things that went through my head. But in the last c...
  • C.
    I received this e-arc from NetGalley and the author for an honest and unbiased review that is solely my own. The title and especially the cover are what caught my attention when I first saw this novel. The premise was icing on the cake. I want to preface by stating this is not like a young adult novel of curses, witches, demons and love. This isn’t even like Practical Magic level of witchery. This novel is a curse of revenge done by a lesser wi...
  • Iryna KL
    I received an e-galley of this title via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you publisher! 2.5 out of 5 starsA Witch in Time is a story of a young witch, an artist and a demon cursed to be reborn over and over again to live out a doomed love affair. Once I heard the words witch, artist and demon - I was so there! I was so excited about this book and the cover is gorgeous. Well this book was not what I expected. The characters were ...
  • Ginger Pollard
    This is an enjoyable book about a young girl who is condemned by her mother to die at the age of 34, then to be reborn again. She lives four exciting lives. No spoilers! I liked it very much! Recommend!I received an ARC of this book from Netgalley. Thank you, Netgalley!All opinions are my own.
  • Milena
    A Witch In Time has all the elements that attract me to a book: witches, demons, past lives, reincarnation, and a cursed/doomed love. This book is about a human, a witch, and a demon stuck in a perpetual looped curse that three of them have to relive in multiple lifetimes. It all starts in 1895, when a Parisian painter, Auguste Marchant, seduces sixteen-years old Juliet. Juliet's mother, a minor witch, curses Auguste to eternal damnation, acciden...
  • Alyce Caswell
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.Helen has lived three lives before. Each time she has died on her 34th birthday. And now her birthday is only days away. Can she break the curse in this lifetime?A Witch in Time is a blend of historical fiction and magical realism - I guess the most similar title I can think of is Practical Magic (the book, not the movie). But I did at times find myself wishing there was a little...
  • EP
    I was really excited about the premise of this book but was a little disappointed in its execution. Juliet's story is the main focus of the book, and she was the most annoying and not the most interesting out of the 4 reincarnations of the heroine. I would have liked to see more of Nora and Helen and less of Juliet and Sandra. Also, there was too much detail provided about too many inconsequential things. As a DC resident, I appreciated a couple...
  • Rianna
    I simply do not like this, it felt to me like a cobbling of stories that I've read and if I'm going to read stories like that I'd rather read the original books.
  • The Library Lady
    This was something I added to my tablet via Edelweiss, because it looked like the sort of brain candy I need at this time of the year, and I was pleasantly surprised by how much I enjoyed it--to the point of reading it in a single afternoon. It is well written, and you really get involved in the lives of the main character--and yes, that's "lives" plural and "character" singular.My one issue is the endless name/label dropping in Helen's parts of ...
  • Mogsy (MMOGC)
    4 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2020/02/13/...I really enjoyed A Witch in Time, but I’ll say this right off the bat—it’s not going to be for everyone. First of all, if you’re looking for a “witchy” book, with magic and spells and all that jazz, well…this is not going to be it. What we have here is more like a love story, and it’s a strange one at that. Delving into the concept of past lives and predeter...
  • Sabreena - Books and Prosecco
    Stars: 2.5 Disclaimer: The amazing humans at Hachette Book Group Canada were kind enough to send me an arc of A Witch in Time in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions below are my own.A Witch in Time follows Helen aka Sandra aka Nora aka Juliet. The same woman, reincarnated over and over for more than a century. We meet her when she is Helen Lambert in 2012 and is beginning to remember her past lives. She learns about what happ...
  • Cassidee Lanstra
    Thanks to Netgalley, Redhook Books, and Constance Sayers for the opportunity to review A Witch in Time by providing me with an uncorrected proof. 4 stars from me! Helen has lived many lives... she just doesn't know it yet. Newly divorced and reeling from the heartbreak of betrayal by her husband Roger, she starts dating. This is how she meets Luke, a stranger who is somehow utterly familiar to her. With his help, she begins piecing together her p...
  • Ash
    Thank you Goodreads for this giveaway win! Here is my honest review:“A young witch is cursed to relive a doomed love affair through many lifetimes, as both troubled muse and frustrated artist, in this haunting debut novel.”A Witch in Time (ebook) by Constance Sayers was my first Goodreads Giveaways win! Neither the title nor the cover appealed to me but the synopsis did.There’s something special about this book. The reviews so far are very ...
  • Lisa Wolf
    A Witch in Time is a haunting story of doomed, enduring love. It’s mesmerizing and otherworldly, yet also very much grounded in the here and now.As the story opens, we meet Helen Lambert, a successful media professional in her mid-30s, recently divorced from a mover and shaker in the museum world, cautiously stepping back into the dating world. But the man she’s set up with on a blind date is both strange and familiar. There’s something abo...
  • Heather
    **I received a copy of this via the publisher in exchange for an honest review**In France, 1895, sixteen-year old Juliet LaCompte is a naive farm girl who falls into a passionate, but dangerous, love affair with a married local painter, Auguste Marchant. After getting with child, Juliet's mother--a minor witch-- attempts to curse Marchant for what he's done to her daughter, but unknowingly summons a powerful demon, and binds it to Marchant and Ju...
  • Kathleen
    A Witch in Time earns 5/5 Mysterious Lifetimes...Entertaining Epic! Helen Lambert is the reincarnation of Juliet, Nora, and Sandra; each lifetime set in a different city, a different time, a different lifestyle with different trials and tragedies. The drama begins in Washington, D.C., 2012. Helen Lambert, through vivid dreams, begins to unravel the mystery of her past, her distant past, her connection to three women, and the tragic end her own li...
  • Libriamo3116
    Thank you Redhook, Hachette Book Group and Netgalley for providing me with a free digital copy in exchange for an honest review.A young girl falls into forbidden love, and is cursed for it, cursed by her own mother to repeat a doomed life over and over again, only to die when she turns 34. Only the curse was an accident, a mistake. The curse was meant for him, the artist who she fell in love with. Now, haunted by a demon, Helen, formerly Sandra a...
  • Doris Vandruff
    Helen and Robert are heading for divorce. She almost always knew it would happen. Maybe they tried too hard to have a child. Anyway, he has a new woman in his life.Helen has started having peculiar dreams. In her dreams she is different women. Juliet was her her first dream. Juliet is 15. She is to be married to the landowner's son. Her favorite thing is when their neighbor an acclaimed painter comes to his house in the summer. He gets her mother...
  • Pat
    Witches, demons, curses, romance, time travel, and period settings, there's not much to dislike in this time spanning novel from Constance Sayers. I appreciated the author giving detailed color for the time periods and the settings of the novel, from rural France to Paris, to Washington D.C., to Los Angeles, etc. I like to visit places in my reading. I could recognize LA and DC in this book. The romance was poignant at times, and one was rooting ...
  • Sarrah Van
    I really loved this book until about 3/4ths of the way through. I loved the imagery of France and the description of the art. The author does a great job of showing you exactly what she wants you to see. The trouble with books that discuss multiple characters separately is that you run the risk of the reader hating one of the characters. I enjoyed Juliet's story, and I enjoyed Nora's. Sandra's story was so long and so descriptive, I found myself ...
  • Sherri Lewis
    Helen Lambert meets a strange man who claims that he has been her guardian since the late 1800's. Helen immediately assumes he is crazy, but he begins to convince her that he is telling the truth. Then she begins having vivid dreams. Dreams in which she was Juliet in 1890 living in Paris. Then she was Nora, a 1930's Hollywood actress. Then Sandra who plays with a rock band in the 70's in L.A. According to Luke, she is trapped in a binding curse t...
  • Jamie
    Thanks to the publisher and NetGalley for providing an advanced copy of “A Witch in Time” by Constance Sayers. Thoughts and opinions are my own.The premise for this book sounded really interesting, but I don’t feel like I got to read that book? Instead I read a story of a woman remembering different reincarnations of herself. Any witchy magic parts were largely shoved into the background in what was more like a mashup of different historica...
  • Sheri
    I'm a huge fan of books with a supernatural theme and this one was done wonderfully. I really enjoyed the way the author intertwine the use of the various characters going back and forth Through Time with the main character and her various past lives. It worked very well for the plot and the character development was excellent. The main character, is bound to a demon for her entire life by a mother that was trying to save her back in the 19th cen...
  • Missy
    A Witch In Time" was a fascinating read. Reminds me of the "Time Travelers Wife." I couldn't put this one down until the last page. I could not believe this was Constant Sayers debut novel! Loved it! Helen is on a blind date with Luke Varner after her divorce from Roger, an art collector. Luke is an odd character, but Helen feels he's somewhat familiar and doesn't know why. He claims they have met before. In fact, since the 1800's, he's been her ...
  • Meghan
    I received this book as an ARC from Redhook publishing in exchange for an honest review. Opinions and thoughts expressed in this review are completely my own.I am a big fan of books such as Time Travler's Wife, and Outlander and I knew I was in for a real treat for A Witch in Time. Everything from the plot, characters and theme I really loved from this book and the plot twist that Juliet is bound to this demon for life from her mother that was tr...
  • Paige
    “Witch books” are a hit and miss genre for me. Sometimes I’m in the mood, usually I am not. When this one landed on my doorstep as the next #wrc2020 read, this gorgeous cover cast a spell on me and immediately pulled me into it’s time traveling, curse casting tale. Juliet is condemned to die at the age of 34 by her mother after a dark spell is placed on her for a poor discussion. This looped curse takes Juliet through four lifetimes- the ...