Wednesday, September 3, 2008

New Releases: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent has been released today. I loved this book and will be posting my review soon. If you enjoy excellent, well-researched and compelling historical fiction, this is a must-read. Here's the description from Hachette Books:

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 descendant 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.


  1. Ruth, I just read this over the weekend and really enjoyed it, too. I can't wait to read your review. Mine is written, and I'll be posting it Mon. 09/08 as part of the Blog Stop Book Tour.

  2. Ruth, you are not alone in loving this book. It seems that everyone I've talked with was highly impressed.

    Hi Shana! (waves) I can't wait to read your review.

    The Heretic's Daughter is touring this month at Blog Stop Book Tours. Stop by and check out the other reviews!

  3. I've been reading on this one for a few days now (I've been busy with work stuff which has left little time for reading - having to work for money really cuts into my reading time). I'm totally loving it. The writing is just so elegant and beautiful without being too stuffy. I'm hoping I'll have enough time to finish it tomorrow.

  4. Shana, I'm definitely going to check out your review after I've written mine. (I try to avoid reading reviews until I've written my own.)

    Blog Stop Book Tours, I'll be taking a look at the reviews from the tour for The Heretic's Daughter after I write my own review. I'm glad that so many people have had positive experiences with the book. It really is fantastic.

    Traci, isn't it wonderful? It reads like poetry in some places. I'll be eager to read your review!