Salt Magic by Hope Larson & Rebecca Mock
Vonceil feels left behind by her older brother Elber when he returns from the war and marries his sweetheart, instead of spending time with her. So when a stylish and mysterious lady appears in their small town, looking for Elber, Vonceil thinks this is their chance to run away and have adventures. But Elber refuses to leave his wife, and the mysterious woman turns the family’s well to salt water as revenge. Now Vonceil will have to travel to the home of the salt witch and find a way to undo the spell before her entire family dies.
Ms. Krysta says: “Salt Magic is a moving tale about hope, loss, strength, sacrifice, and, of course, family. When her elder brother Elber causes a witch to curse her family’s well water, Vonceil sets out to discover the secrets of the witch and undo the spell. But magic does not come without a cost, and Vonceil will have to give up what she values most in order to protect the people she loves. An enchanting story that will stay with readers.”