I Began My Halloween Reads With The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel by Alyssa Palombo - SOOOO GOOD!



About The Book

When Ichabod Crane arrives in the spooky little village of Sleepy Hollow as the new schoolmaster, Katrina Van Tassel is instantly drawn to him. Through their shared love of books and music, they form a friendship that quickly develops into romance. Ichabod knows that as an itinerant schoolteacher of little social standing, he has nothing to offer the wealthy Katrina – unlike her childhood friend-turned-enemy, Brom Van Brunt, who is the suitor Katrina’s father favors.

But when romance gives way to passion, Ichabod and Katrina embark on a secret love affair, sneaking away into the woods after dark to be together – all while praying they do not catch sight of Sleepy Hollow’s legendary Headless Horseman. That is, until All Hallows’s Eve, when Ichabod suddenly disappears, leaving Katrina alone and in a perilous position.

Enlisting the help of her friend – and rumored witch – Charlotte Jansen, Katrina seeks the truth of Ichabod Crane’s disappearance, investigating the forest around Sleepy Hollow using unconventional – often magical – means. What they find forces Katrina to question everything she once knew, and to wonder if the Headless Horseman is perhaps more than just a story after all. In Alyssa Palombo's The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tasselnothing is as it seems, and love is a thing even death won't erase.

About The Author
ALYSSA PALOMBO is the author of The Violinist of Venice and The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence. She has published short fiction pieces in Black Lantern Magazine and The Great Lakes Review.  She is a recent graduate of Canisius College with degrees in English and creative writing, respectively.  A passionate music lover, she is a classically trained musician as well as a big fan of heavy metal. She lives in Buffalo, New York.

Additional Praise For The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel
"Marrying forbidden love, devoted friendship, and the supernatural with Palombo's signature passion for music, storytelling, and heartbreaking choices, The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel enchants with a concoction of love, longing, and loss plucked from the bones of one of our most enduring and haunting legends." - Erin Lindsay McCabe, USA Today bestselling author of I Shall Be Near to You

"An enthralling lovers' tale woven from 'The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,' Alyssa Palombo's captivating story, told through the eyes and heart of Katrina Van Tassel, is like visiting a treasured childhood friend and finding out all her secrets." - Gwendolyn Womack, award-winning author of The Memory Painter and The Fortune Teller

"Palombo has conjured up a dark, sexy twist on Washing Irving's classic tale. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel will satisfy romance fans who crave a dash of spine-tingling horror." - Cat Winters, award-winning author of The Uninvited and In the Shadow of Blackbirds

The 411 by Maria:

6 days was all it took for me to fall in love with this book. The Spellbook of Katrina Van Tassel is THE book you should read this to start off your October. 

A great retelling of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow with the main character being Katrina Van Tassel, Ichabod Krane's  lover.  This is a love story built inside the Legend of Sleepy Hollow's Headless Horseman. While reading this work of art we relive the Legend while enjoying the love story of Katrina and Ichabod. 

Katrina's dad hires Mr. Krane, an itinerant teacher to help his beautiful daughter with her singing. She is of marrying age and her father has dreams of her marrying Brom Van Brunt and merging their successful farms. Van Brunt longs to be Katrina's suitor. Katrina has other ideas and wants nothing to do with Brom Van Brunt who hurt her best friend when they were all children. 

Katrina and Ichabod steal away moments knowing their love will be tested but that love with conquer all and perhaps her father will understand they truly love each other.  When Ichabod suddenly disappears Katrina is devastated and works with her best friend to find out what happened to him. There is so much more but I truly don't want to spoil it for you. 

It has been a long time since a book called for me to read while unable to. My days were spent waiting to get back to Katrina and Ichabod.  I love the romance mixed with the classic tale. Definitely something I will recommend,

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Disclaimer: I received a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered. 

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