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by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic's Daughter book. An outstanding first novel

The Heretic's Daughter book. An outstanding first novel.

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The heretics daughter, . Except as permitted under the . The Heretic's Daughter, . Little, Brown and Company. Hachette Book Group USA. 237 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017. Visit our Web site at ww. .The characters and events in this book are fictitious.

Эту книгу можно прочитать в Google Play Книгах на компьютере, а также на устройствах Android и iO. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived. Другие книги автора Kathleen Kent.

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The heretic’s daughter. This book is dedicated. to Mitchell and Joshua. And to my parents, John and Audrey, for giving me the stories. Ah, children, be afraid of going prayerless to bed, lest the Devil be your bedfellow. COTTON MATHER, from a funeral service.

Kathleen Kent is a direct descendant of Martha Carrier, and THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER is based on true family history. Kathleen has worked in commodity trading and for the US Department of Defense in Russia. She now lives in Dallas with her husband and son. THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER is her first novel. Библиографические данные. The Heretic's Daughter.

Come on over and "like" the page to learn more about her new book, THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER, coming 11/8/10. 24 talking about this. 18 August 2010 ·. The Carrier reunion is now full. We can no longer accommodate any additional guests or requests to attend. Looking forward to seeing everyone who's coming to Salem this November. 20 May 2010 ·. Carrier Family Reunion News!

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Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER was published in over a dozen countries. 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. Interview with Kathleen. Thomas Carrier House, Colchester, CT.

A woman condemned by the truth. Her daughter saved by a lie.Salem, 1752. Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter that reveals the secret she has closely guarded for six decades: how she survived the Salem Witch Trials when her mother did not.Sarah's story begins more than a year before the trials, when she and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, the hysteria escalates--until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier. In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy--a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter.This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.
Before Heretic’s Daughter, I've never read Kathleen Kent. Boy was I missing out! This author knows how to combine family dynamics, characterizations, and engrossing storytelling to create one of the best works I've read all year. Let's just say, she'll be an author I'm keeping an eye out for in future.

With my recent witch kick I've been on lately, this book was a natural selection. As the Salem Witch Trials were the biggest example of witch hunts in America, works exploring this historical event are more plentiful than I originally expected. I'm glad this title was the one I chose to read.
Kathleen Kent’s novel is an intimate tale of a dysfunctional family caught up in an epic and tragic series of events, ultimately leading to both loss and personal growth. I like how this author is able to tell both the intimate details of how the witch craze affected different family members and also detail the stepping stones of the craze itself. The reader gets to see how the ball got rolling from a phrase tossed out in anger or a bad look turns into an accusation of witchcraft, resulting in loss of property and life.

It didn't pay to have an angry or straightforward personality in Puritan Salem. Unfortunately, Martha Carrier had such a one. Undiplomatic, tactless, and not suffering fools lightly are all adjectives that can describe her. Yet, for all of that, her honor, strength, and care for her family shape all her actions throughout this difficult time. I grew to respect her and ultimately to love her, despite cringing at some of her words to her neighbors.

At first, I didn't like the main speaker of the story, Sarah. Historically, I know she testified against her mother and others, along with her brothers. So going into the book, I was prepared to dislike her. However, as the story progressed and I grew to know the Carrier family more, I started to understand why Sarah did what she did and her inner thoughts on her actions. It takes a gifted writer to make me like and empathize with a character I started out disliking. As I finished the book, my heart went out to Sarah, and I felt all the tragedies of her family right along with her.

Given the events of the Salem Witch Trials and the fates of people caught up in the craze, this subject matter is a given for high emotional stress and content. Kent's take on the story is no exception. I haven't felt as much as I did reading this book in a while. As the fates of the Carrier family carried itself out and each tragic event happened, I felt myself more and more tied up with the different characters and their pain. Let's just say that by the time this book ended, I was emotionally wrung out. I had to go read a fluffy historical romance afterwards to recuperate. LOL

High emotions, humanized characters, and a gripping tale all make for a suspenseful read. Even though the reader knows what's going to happen historically, this book takes you on a journey and keeps you enthralled by the sheer power of the writing. I was so gripped by the Carrier family’s story that I immediately started the prequel, along with the fluffy romance used for recuperation. If you're going to read any historical fiction about the Salem Witch Trials, read this one. While I can't say I am an expert on the subject matter and wide read, I still think this work stands above the rest. Definitely check it out!
Astounding book for a first novel. I've visited Salem and read about the witch trials, but Kent made them alive and personable rather than a centuries old perversion of justice. The only thing that bothered me was the lyrical and sophisticated dialogue of the 9 year old Sarah. We were really hearing the voice of the decades older survivor sharing her memories. Having the story narrated by a young child with understanding and language skills far more experienced and mature is always jarring and uncomfortable for me. I'd also like to have the cover picture match the description of red-haired, freckled, blue-eyed Sarah. I didn't deduct a star of those elements because otherwise the story was so skillfully presented.
This was actually a co-op read, so the full review is available on the blog. But here are my final thoughts:

While The Heretic’s Daughter is a worthwhile read that I recommend to anyone who finds an interest in historical fiction or the witch trials, it is not without its own struggles. The bleakness and slow pacing, while contributing effectively to the setting, create an uphill read at times. This is a book that is best to pick up when you feel like committing to something heavier. The elements of injustice and outdated beliefs will challenge most readers. You must keep the time period and events firmly in grasp and be able to admire the author’s ability to provide something authentic and genuine even when it is unpleasant, difficult or even tedious. You will find no fluff or sugar-coating between the pages, nor will you find something thrilling. The real horror lies within the truth of the events that unfolded surrounding the trials.

I would highly recommend reading this in a group or as a buddy read. I feel that an ongoing discussion adds very beneficial insight. Sharing thoughts with Kim and creating and answering the above questions greatly enhanced my experience with The Heretic’s Daughter.
"The Heretic's Daughter" is an important historical fiction work. Kathleen Kent skillfully takes the reader into the troubled times of 17th century New England. As a 10th generation descendant of Martha Carrier, one of those hung for witchcraft, it is evident Kent had a vested interest in the research and telling of this troubling story. While I found the passages exposing the experience of the imprisoned rather lengthy, they are necessary to inform the reader of the devastating horror so many endured and survived. It is heart breaking to consider the inhumanity that allows for such cruelty that wouldn't even spare children. It is important to know and consider historical realities to strengthen resolve to stand firmly for truth and justice. The hysteria created by a few can wreak havoc for many.
Cannot believe this is Ms. Kent's first novel. The Heretic's Daughter gave an emotional perspective on the Salem Village witch trials. Throughout the book I felt sadness, outrage, love and pride. I had read other reviews about the book dragging in the beginning with the day to day tasks of a child in Puritan times. Never found the "dragging" parts. Every chapter held relevance. Another review stated they would have found the book more interesting if presented from the mother's perspective. I disagree. From the adult perspective, you would be given the facts, telling the story from the daughter's perspective, you were able to discover the fright, love, and despair. I was hesitant about this novel; not my normal genre. I would read during lunch, but it would have to shake off 1692 before returning to work. Ms. Kent draws you into the period and the trials. The family dynamics are the strength of the story. Maybe I could relate since my family is not the huggy-kissy overly demonstrative family, but the subtle, underlying bonds are un breakable.
The Heretic's Daughter: A Novel ebook
Kathleen Kent
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Back Bay Books (October 12, 2009)
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