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The year is 1692. In Salem, Massachusetts, witches have been found, and widespread fear and panic reign mere miles from ten-year-old Abigail Faulkner’s home of Andover. When two girls are brought from Salem to identify witches in Andover, suspicion sweeps the town as well-respected members of the community are accused of witchcraft. It isn’t long before chaos consumes Andover, and the Faulkners find themselves in the center of it all as friend turns against friend, neighbor against neighbor, in a desperate fight for the truth. Abigail and her sister, Dorothy, together must find a way to persevere during a period marked by terror, adversity, and ignorance.
Based on actual events in the author’s own family history, The Sacrifice offers a unique perspective of the Salem witch trials by delving into the devastating effects the trials had on families not just in Salem but throughout Massachusetts.