Friday, September 23, 2011

The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent Review and Giveaway

o   Prizes: 3 copies of THE TRAITOR'S WIFE, one copy of which will be paired with THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER.



This novel was originally published under the title The Wolves of Andover.
In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and his mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of the role he played in the English Civil War. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves-in many forms-who hunt for blood. At once a love story and a tale of courage, The Traitor's Wife confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories from the dramatic background of America's earliest days.



About Kathleen Kent and her obsession with Salem Witch Trials


I grew up hearing the stories of Martha Carrier, my grandmother 9 generations back, from my mother and grandmother who was one of the 19 men and women hanged as a witch in Salem in 1692. After five years of research, I wove these family stories, along with historical facts of the witch trials, into my first novel, "The Heretic's Daughter." This book is a love story to my family as well as a tribute to the accused witches who chose death above embracing the lie that they were accomplices to the Devil.
__________________________________________
Kent is also the author of The Heretic's Daughter, another look at the Salem witch trials:
9780316024495_94X145

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in SalemMassachusetts. 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.

And for the GIVEAWAY -
Fill out the form below.
Tell me something wonderful in the comment section.
Be happy! You're not being charged as a witch!


Yay!

33 comments:

Amy said...

I haven't been around for ever. Please don't hold it against me....

Dawn M. said...

I follow under the name Dawn M.

Thanks! :0)

Vivien said...

GFC as Vivien

Book Lady said...

I follow under Melissa Caldwell

must.read.faster@gmail.com

Marjorie said...

I follow as cenya2.

M.A.D. said...

Mary D

I follow as Mary DeBorde and something wonderful is living in this bright & beautiful age, with an amazing device called the internet at our fingertips hehe

amandawk said...

I follow as amandawk

Margaret said...

I am a follower

Margaret
singitm@hotmail.com

nfmgirl said...

I follow: nfmgirl

Sandra K321 said...

I follow you as Sandra K321 on GFC.
seknobloch(at)gmail(dot)com

Blissfulrains said...

Blissfulrains via GFC! (:

Blogger Name: Krystal Larson said...

GFC Krystal Larson, thank you!

Ivy said...

These both sound like great reads. I've a friend who's very knowledgeable about the witch trials etc.
Thanks for the chance.
I'm a GFC follower..I think it's under IvyD...
can't remember, it's been quite a while ago when I started.

linett said...

follower, lindapeters@rogers.com

nayjf said...

i follow via
GFC-nayjf

Colleen Turner said...

What a great giveaway, thank you! I am a GFC follower (Colleen Turner).
candc320@gmail.com

Tiffany Drew said...

Hmmm, something wonderful. I know, my kids. They are wonderful :) Thank you for this giveaway!

GFC follower Tiffany Drew

jaidahsmommy(at)comcast(dot)net

Patricia N said...

I'm a happy, loyal follower as Patricia N
PMNSL95 at triad dot rr dot com

Tore said...

I follow under Tore923@aol.com

DarcyO said...

I follow under DarcyO.

dlodden at frontiernet dot net

Shannon said...

following under "Shannon"

snaugle81@gmail.com

SusieBookworm (Susanna) said...

Thanks bunches for the post and giveaway! I have The Heretic's Daughter but, erm, haven't read it yet...

I'm a GFC follower under the name SusieBookworm.

Kelly said...

I was out of town all day today, and I just got home. That, is wonderful. Also got some Halloween garb.

GFC Follower: butterflyboo123
email follower: butterflyboo123(at)hotmail(dot)com

butterflyboo123(at)hotmail(dot)com

Dina said...

I follow you as Dina *Just Another New Blog* These two books sound wonderful! I have not read them yet - booo, I know.

Anita Yancey said...

I follow on GFC as Anita Yancey. I would love to read these books. Thanks for having this giveaway.

ayancey(at)dishmail(dot)net

June Freaking Cleaver said...

You want to know something wonderful?

I finally stood up for myself...woohoo. Don't alert the media yet, we're not done.

mamabunny13 said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
mamabunny13 said...

I follow via gfc as mamabunny13

Something wonderful? wooohooo! this week my mom turns 82!

mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

Darlene said...

Tell you something wonderful? It's Fall!!! I love Fall! I love all the autumn colours!

darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com
GFC Darlene

dancealert said...

Tell you something wonderful? I just celebrated my 13th wedding anniversary yesterday.

dancealert at aol dot com

GFC dancealert or Brenda

Angela said...

Something nice - my dad who has been in lots of pain lately had a relatively pain free day today and he was more like the dad he used to be thanks to the new medicine they gave him yesterday.

griperang at embarqmail dot com

and gfc follower name = griperang

Carrie said...

Something nice--it's almost bath time for the kids!! Oh, what a day!

journeythroughwords(at)yahoo(dot)com

gfc follower!

Laura H. said...

Thanks for the giveaway! I sooooo want to win these books because I love that time period! BTW I already follow via GFC (Bornajhawk).

BornajhawkATaolDOTcom