I have been busy so I am only a couple of chapters into "The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane". It started out a bit slow but picked up quickly. It begins with Connie Goodwin taking her oral exams so she an begin her research for her doctoral dissertation. She is, however, interrupted by her mother wanting her to deal with her grandmother's house which has stood vacant for twenty years. Connie is not happy. However, as I left off, she and her roommate and best friend Liz have arrived at the house to determine how much of a hot mess they are in.
The next chapter, "Interlude", takes us to Salem Town, Massachusetts, mid-June 1862. And here is my teaser-
"The day outside was dusty and warm, and yellow, sunbeams spilled through the meetinghouse windows, casting bright puddles of light on the wood-planked floor. Appleton sat in a majestic tapestried armchair behind the broad library table at the front of the room, elbows propped on the table, arms folded." Page 51.