When a witch hunter falls in love with a witch girl impossible choices have to be made ...
Eighteen-year-old Witch Hunter Luke Lexton has failed his initiation into the Malleus Maleficorum - the secretive brotherhood devoted to hunting witches. Instead of killing the witch he picked from the Book of Witches, he has committed the worst possible crime: he has fallen for her.
Sixteen-year-old witch girl Rosa Greenwood has failed to secure her struggling family's future by marrying the handsome, cruel, rich and powerful Sebastian Knyvet. Instead she has set fire to his factory and has brought disgrace on her family.
Now together they are on the run - from Rosa's ex-fiance and from Luke's former brothers in the Malleus. As they flee across England, and with the danger of their past catching up to them ... can they overcome their differences?
Can a witch hunter ever find love with a witch girl?
'Gorgeously romantic.' Amanda Craig, The Times
"A Witch in Winter is totally one to look out for. Ruth Warburton is going to take the YA market by storm. With well researched facts, romance and some fantastic action scenes, A Witch in Winter is a thoroughly enchanting read!" - Jade, at Ink Scratchers - Jade at Ink Scratchers
"Anna's reactions to the events were pretty much how I imagine I'd react, which made it easy to love her... The love story was so fantastically different, I loved the idea of it and it was so well executed... The ultimate battle was amazing, the enemy was one that I actually found quite scary, and the solution was neither easy nor lazy. It has everything you'd expect from a paranormal YA, but it avoids the cliches and predictability..." - Cait from The Cait Files - Cait from The Cait Files
"One of my most highly anticipated 2012 reads..." - Brodie of Eleusinian Mysteries - Brodie of Eleusinian Mysteries
"It's a great read, steeped in witchcraft, with a steamy romance, feisty leads and a brooding coastal setting." - The Bookseller
A great deal to like here. - Bookbag
This is a very enjoyable read, and an impressive debut novel. **** - Books For Keeps
A fantastic start to what promises to be an awesome series. - Jess Hearts Books
This spellbinding read poses some interesting questions about love, life and ethics. - Kiss
Ruth Warburton grew up on the south coast of England in Lewes; a small town with a long history. After leaving Lewes she studied English at the University of Manchester, and there developed a fascination with Old English and Middle English texts. While researching A WITCH IN WINTER she found herself returning to them, in particular BEOWULF and LE MORTE D'ARTHUR, and seeds from these mixed with ancient Mesopotamian demons, Voodoo spells, Tudor superstitions and 15th century witch-hunting guides, to create the Winter Trilogy.
Ruth is now a publicist for adult fiction at Random House and lives in North London.