|Witches of East End series|
|Author||Melissa de la Cruz|
|Genre|| Paranormal romance|
|Release Date||2011-2013 (book 1-3)|
The three Beauchamp women live in North Hampton, out on the tip of Long Island. Their beautiful, mist-shrouded town seems almost stuck in time, and all three women lead seemingly quiet, uneventful existences. But they are harboring a mighty secret — they are powerful witches banned from using their magic. 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. They unearth their wands from the attic and begin casting spells on the townspeople. It all seems like a bit of good-natured, innocent magic, but then mysterious, violent attacks begin to plague the town. 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.
NovelsThe series is composed of three novels and a prequel:
- Witches of East End (June 2011)
- [Prequel] Diary of the White Witch (June 2012)
- Serpent's Kiss (June 2012)
- Winds of Salem (August 2013)
Adaptation for television
On July 19, 2012, it was announced that the Beauchamp Family series had been picked up as a pilot by Lifetime. On January 31, 2013, the pilot was given the green-light from the network and made it to a ten-episode first season, with Julia Ormond, Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Rachel Boston respectively playing Joanna, Freya and Ingrid.
The show premiered on October 6, 2013 and is now on its second season.
- Interestingly enough, this series was also introduced via the Blue Bloods series, one of Melissa de la Cruz's other work in the fantasy genre. The trilogy is however marketed towards an adult audience.