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9/15/11

GIVEAWAY & REVIEW: The Traitor's Wife by Kathleen Kent

Description

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 mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part 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. A love story and a tale of courage, The Wolves of Andover confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories of family from colonial history. 

About the Author

Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter. She lives in Dallas.

Details

  • Paperback: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books; Reprint edition (September 26, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0316068640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0316068642
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MY THOUGHTS
LOVED IT

Originally titled, The Wolves of Andover,  The Traitor's Wife is a prequel to The Heretic's Daughter.  The new title is more befitting since the wolves are a minor detail throughout the story.  This is the story of Martha Allen and her romance with Thomas Carrier during colonial times in the newly colonized America.  If you have read the Crucible and know anything about the Salem witch trials, you are already familiar with bits of this tale.  The author is a decedent of the Carrier family.  Martha is sharped tongued and strong willed, characteristics undesirable as wife.  Thomas is actually strong enough to deal with her and finds himself intrigued with this strong woman.  Their daughter Sarah, is the main focus of The Heretic's Wife.

While this could be considered a romance, it is much more than that.  The historical background is astounding and brought to life through the love of this subject by Kent.  It is written in period language which at first bothered me and then I really got into the story and it really took off.  I couldn't stop reading until I was finished.  If you enjoy Philippa Gregory or Alison Weir, you are sure to love this one!





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Contest ends on 10.6.11 Winner will be chosen by Random.org on 10.7.11
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63 comments:

  1. Thanks for the giveaway!! This book sounds awesome :)

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  4. Thanks for the review and giveaway! I have The Heretic's Daughter, though I haven't had a chance to read it yet, and didn't realize this was the prequel!

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  5. I really enjoyed the Heretic's Daughter and would love to read this.

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  8. This sounds like a great read...I am reading The Heretics Daughter right now!!!

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  22. I would love to read both! Thank you for the tour stop.

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  47. Thanks for the giveaway! I can't wait to read this book. I've read "The Heretic's Daughter", which I loved, so I'm sure this one will be just as good.

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  57. I didn't know, until I re-read your post, that "The Traitor's Wife was originally titled "The Wolves of Andover". Wonder what prompted the author to change the title!??!?

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  61. I do like Philippa Gregory but Alison Weir is a new author to me. I'll have to check her out!

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