The three Beauchamp women--Joanna and her daughters Freya and Ingrid--live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Joanna can resurrect people from the dead and heal the most serious of injuries. Ingrid, her bookish daughter, has the ability to predict the future and weave knots that can solve anything from infertility to infidelity. And finally, there's Freya, the wild child, who has a charm or a potion that can cure most any heartache.
For centuries, all three women have been forced to suppress their abilities. But then Freya, who is about to get married to the wealthy and mysterious Bran Gardiner, finds that her increasingly complicated romantic life makes it more difficult than ever to hide her secret. Soon Ingrid and Joanna confront similar dilemmas, and the Beauchamp women realize they can no longer conceal their true selves. When a young girl disappears over the Fourth of July weekend, they realize it's time to uncover who and what dark forces are working against them.
This is definitely a quick and tasty read! I love a good witch story and I was not disappointed in The Witches of East End. The characters were well developed and relate-able...well as relate-able as someone with witchy-like powers can be to a non-witchy person! I especially had a fondness for Freya..she's wild and independent but put in a position of having to suppress her true nature! I felt bad for her and her family. The backstory showed that they had gone through so much, but were still touch and strong women! It's sounds cliched and it is in a way, but Melissa de la Cruz somehow manages to sprinkle a lot of febreeze on them and make them smell fresh again!