Will O’ the Wisp by C. S. Boyack

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    This is a very entertaining story of a teenage girl, Patty, who sets out to unravel a mystery which she finds involves her historical family. The mystery begins with her sighting a Will O’ The Wisp, and it’s apparently deadly.

    There is something evil up Bergamot Holler, and it’s been targeting the Hall family for

    generations.

    Patty Hall is fifteen years old. She loves stargazing, science fiction, and all things related to space exploration. This leaves her perfectly prepared for the wrong problem.

    Patty is afraid her mother will send her to a care facility if she tells her what she’s seen. If she doesn’t figure things out soon, she’s going to join her father in the Hall family cemetery plot.

    Patty has to come to grips with her own physical handicap, survive the wilderness, and face an ancient evil all alone if she’s going to survive.

    Will O’ the Wisp is suitable for young adults. It involves strong elements of suspense, and is set in the mid 1970s.

    Review by P. Wendt:

    C. S. Boyack
    C. S. Boyack

    This is a very entertaining story of a teenage girl, Patty, who sets out to unravel a mystery which she finds involves her historical family. The mystery begins with her sighting a Will O’ The Wisp, and it’s apparently deadly.

    Patty comes to research about it, and the area in which the Wisps occur, for a school paper she has to write. How it involves her family, and what she comes to find about herself, changes her forever.

    This is a YA read and also great for adults of any age. Characterizations are wonderful, and the plot lines are entertaining. I highly recommend this.

    Review by Marie Wells:

    If Sci-Fi and Paranormal fiction had a teenage daughter, it would be Will O’ the Wisp.

    Will O’ the Wisp takes place in the mid-70s and stars Patty Hall a fifteen year old girl with a fascination for space, an over protective mom –who expects too much from her, an easy going step dad, and a family curse.

    Patty and her friends go out to star gaze, but find something far stranger. A floating blue light that almost kills a man. Patty’s extensive knowledge of space and science fiction makes her assume aliens are at fault.

    She begins searching for a way to stop this extra-terrestrial being from continuing to kill people from her home town. When her uncle dies, she and her mother are left with his estate. This leads Patty’s investigations in a new direction. A paranormal direction.

    Armed with her uncle’s notes and her own that aren’t relevant anymore, Patty begins filling in the pieces of a century long curse on her family. She and her brother (away in the Viet Nam war) are the only remaining survivors and the Will O’ the Wisp’s (a witch) sole targets.

    Can Patty end this curse?

    You’ll have to read to find out.