Thanks to Valerie at Hachette Book Group, I have two copies to give away of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent. This is a fantastic book and I highly recommend it, especially to fans of historical fiction. My Kewaunee Library Book Club read this book last fall and we all enjoyed it.
My original review can be found here (there are some spoilers in the review), but here is my summary.
The novel is a great tale of the complicated relationships between mothers and daughters as well as a great social commentary on the evils of the Salem witch trials. It was a unique perspective seeing it all through the eyes of an accused child. It was very interesting as the characters in the novel are all based on real historical people. The author is a descendant of Martha Carrier.This was a very good historical fiction novel and I highly recommend it.
Book Summary (from the Book Publisher):
Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.
About the Author (from the Book Publisher):
Kathleen Kent lives in Dallas with her husband and son. THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER is her first novel.
Now for the details you are really looking for . . . Valerie at Hachette Book Group has been kind enough to offer two copies of The Heretic's Daugher as a giveaway. If you would like to enter this contest do any of the following:
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The deadline for entry is midnight, Friday November 6th. Good luck!