Witch is a story based upon the life of Bridget Bishop. Bridget Bishop was the first woman executed for witchcraft in Salem in 1692. This book depicts the woman’s life from her education as a teenager in London where she meets, falls in love, and marries her first husband, George Wasselbe. The book also describes Bridget’s converts to Puritan beliefs, her sea journey to the United States, and her life in Salem. The author even includes the testimony of Bridget’s trial at the end of the book. I enjoyed this story as both a work of historical fiction and as the testimony of the life of Bridget Bishop. The author has obviously done a good deal of research not only into the life of the characters but also into the culture, norms, and daily lives of those living in Britain and in the Puritan colonies of the 1600’s. These aspects intermesh perfectly allowing the reader to travel back in time to experience life as if he or she were a dear friend to Bridget Bishop, a friend who saw both her kind creative qualities and her manic destructive tendencies.