*** The Shape of Mercy, Susan Meissner, 2008
The cover looks like a romance novel. I was certain I wouldn't like it, but had committed to reading at least one chapter. Wow.
First, it's not a romance novel. Second, this is good writing. It reminds me a little of Sleep Toward Heaven in that it's about three women: a college girl and an old woman in present day Santa Barbara, and a girl accused of being a witch in seventeenth century Salem. Susan weaves these three stories together expertly.
If you're looking for something fresh, give The Shape of Mercy a shot.