The Witch of Belle Isle by Annie Louise Twitchell


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The Synopsis:

A war between brothers. An apple between lovers.

Trapped in the prison camp on Belle Isle, Henry longs for freedom–and instead finds a girl named Faith. How far would you go to save your enemy? And how far would you go to save your friend?

I received this book from the author for the purpose of this review. All comments and opinions are entirely my own.


The Witch of Belle IsleThe Witch of Belle Isle is inspired by the story of Snow White during the Civil War.

This is a really quick read, about 20 minutes for me, and focuses on the poisonous apple aspect of the Snow White story, but there’s more than one way to use a poisonous apple, and I liked the creativity used in this story.

It did move incredibly fast in my opinion, which, I know it’s a short story, but not all short stories have to be fast paced. I was also confused because there were 2 characters named Henry. In a novel, this would have worked fine, but because it was such a short read, I had to do a double take several times.

But I did like the story, the display of hope during the war, the creative twist on the traditional story, and even the bit of action. Overall, I give it 3.5 (4 on sites that don’t accept halves) stars out of 5.

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Rayleigh is a Freshman in college with a major in Accounting and long-term goal of being a CPA. She is an avid reader of all genres, and just as much of her time is spent writing as it is reading. She is the Associate Editor and Web Manager for PURSUE Magazine, in addition to posting her monthly articles on their blog. Rayleigh interns for Hartline Literary Agency where she advises authors in the best way to market their books. She is also a Social Media Manager for various businesses.

Her writing pseudonym is Rae Leigh and she is in the process of seeking publication for her Dystopian novella, Program MIRA.