One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging

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Alice, a young woman prone to intuitive insights and loyalty to the only family she has ever known, leaves England for the rigid colony of the Massachusetts Bay in 1635 in hopes of reuniting with them again. Finally settling in Windsor, Connecticut, she encounters the rich American wilderness and its inhabitants, her own healing abilities, and the blinding fears of Puritan leaders which collide and set the stage for America’s first witch hanging, her own, on May 26, 1647. This event and Alice’s ties to her beloved family are catalysts that influence Connecticut’s Governor John Winthrop Jr. to halt witchcraft hangings in much later years. Paradoxically, these same ties and the memory of the incidents that led to her accusation become a secret and destructive force behind Cotton Mather’s written commentary on the Salem witch trials of 1692, provoking further witchcraft hysteria in Massachusetts forty-five years after her death. The author uses extensive historical research combined with literary inventions, to bring forth a shocking and passionate narrative theory explaining this tragic and important episode in American history and in the life of Alice (Alse) Young, America's first witch hanging victim.

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One of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging came about from a passion to bring the story of Alice Young to life. Although the book is historical fiction, it is partially based on research that I did. I hope you will enjoy learning about Alice Young and that time period of Puritan settlement in New England. I am pleased to state that One of Windsor has won recognition in the form of book awards. It was a FINALIST in the 5th Annual Beverly Hills (2016) Book Awards and was an OFFICIAL SELECTION in the 2016 Apple Book Awards.

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"WINDSOR — When Beth Caruso heard from a neighbor that the first person executed in New England for being a witch was from Windsor, she decided she wanted to learn more. The problem was there wasn't a lot known about Alice Young, who was hanged on May 26, 1647 near where the Old State House now stands. Caruso's research led to a 2 1/2 year effort that culminated with the publishing last week of her historical fiction novel "One Of Windsor: The Untold Story of America's First Witch Hanging."...

Steven Goode - Hartford Courant on November 3, 2015

"She knows she doesn't have all the answers but she's circled the answers," Johnson said. "It's compelling and really well written."...

Lisa Johnson, Executive Director of the Stanley - Whitman House in Farmington, and Connecticut Witch Trial Expert

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