The Year of the Witching by Alexis Henderson
Alexis Henderson ushers readers into a dark, puritanical world in her bewitching novel The Year of Witching. Because her father is a different race than her mother, Immanuelle Moore's existence is considered blasphemous in the world of Bethel. As a result, she tries extra hard not to do anything that might upset the Prophet. But fate has other plans for Immanuelle. When she wanders into the Darkwood by chance, the spirits of four witches gift her with an incredible power that will not only liberate her, but help her free all of the women who live in her oppressive community.