A Witch in Winter

Anna Winterson doesn’t know she’s a witch and would probably mock you for believing in magic, but after moving to the small town of Winter with her father, she learns more than she ever wanted to about power.

When Anna meets Seth, she is smitten, but when she enchants him to love her, she unwittingly amplifies a deadly conflict between two witch clans and splits her own heart in two. She wants to love Seth, to let him love her – but if it is her magic that’s controlling his passion, then she is as monstrous as the witch clan who are trying to use her amazing powers for their own gain.

When love is tangled up in magic, how do you know what’s real?


Reviews for A Witch in Winter

“This is not a fluffy romance tale; it’s also an exciting story of a deadly power battle. And Anna has grit – as she shows when she has to drink her own blood to make a spell work… there’s plenty in this debut for teenage readers who like romance, exciting battles and magic.” The Telegraph

“Gorgeously romantic”  The Times

“A great read, steeped in witchcraft, with a steamy romance, feisty leads and a brooding coastal setting”  The Bookseller

“If this makes the book sound like one of the many supernatural potboilers filling the bookshelves at the moment, it’s absolutely not. Author Ruth Warburton [...] has created a taut, thriller full of genuine suspense that builds to a gripping and satisfying climax.” Books for Keeps Magazine

“A tumultuous mix of action and emotion” We Love This Book

“The witch-like powers Anna possesses – and unleashes – drive this plot with high drama – but the burgeoning, love/hate relationship between her and Seth is convincingly and sensitively portrayed” Book Trust

“Fantastic, pacy and full of humour and suspense.”  The Cait Files

“Fantastically written, I was literally sat on the end of my seat, transfixed… With well researched facts, romance and some fantastic action scenes, A Witch in Winter is a thoroughly enchanting read!”  Ink Scratchers

“Could a harmless, fleeting thought of that cute guy at school spark a chain of events that will forever change your life and every single person you’re connected to? You think not? Anna Winterson would strongly disagree… A heady blend of magic, forbidden romance, action, high-stakes and consequence,  A Witch in Winter will satisfy all lovers of witchcraft and juicy, complicated romances!” Eleusinian Mysteries

“Seth, the romantic interest, is absolutely gorgeous and the boyfriend we all dream of having… I loved the descriptions of landscape and weather, which are intense, energetic and dangerously romantic.” The Bookbag

A Witch in Winter is one of those novels that you can lose yourself in straight away… An engrossing and captivating novel.” Book Passion for Life

“A fast paced novel with a romance that makes you cheer on the love… A Witch in Winter is a must read!“  Reading Away the Days

” A truly magical book.” Fictional Distraction

“Left me breathless and desperate for more! … Pure bliss – I loved it.” A Cupcake and a Latte

“A unique and very intriguing story that kept me hooked the entire way! … Pretty much all you need to know though, is that this book was amazing, and you should check it out.” Following the Reader

“When I put it down to do something else, I kept thinking about it. The story line. What would happen next with Anna.” The Vintage Bookworm

“THANK GOD it is a trilogy… I have the second book firmly on my wish-list for July.” Book Angel Booktopia

“I absolutely loved A Witch in Winter, because it involves witches, a girl just finally figuring out who she is, and lots of romance!” Annabell’s Book Nook

“Beautifully told!” The Bookish Brunette

A Witch in Winter is a great debut from Ruth Warburton with a wonderful setting, interesting characters and an action packed finale that will have you on the edge of your seat.  This is a trilogy I’m excited to continue and luckily we only have to wait until July for the second instalment.  I highly recommend this magical read.” Feeling Fictional

“I always know I am on the right track with a book, when my best friend phones me up to tell me she has bought this fabulous book and can’t put it down. As soon as she mentioned the title ‘A Witch In Winter’ I had to grin, because she was spot on. I almost wish I hadn’t read it, so that I could enjoy it afresh all over again.” Serendipity Reviews