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The Heretic's Daughter (2008)

by Kathleen Kent

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I really enjoyed this. It was well written and seemed historically accurate. I had trouble putting it down, in spite of the fact that some parts of it were very disturbing to read, such as the conditions in the jail where the accused witches were kept. ( )
  Electablue | Apr 20, 2016 |
A continuation of the story of Martha and Thomas Carrier from the book Wolves of Andover. This is told from one of Martha's daughters perspectives. It is based on the Salem Witch hunt and trials of which her mother was tried and condemned. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
A continuation of the story of Martha and Thomas Carrier from the book Wolves of Andover. This is told from one of Martha's daughters perspectives. It is based on the Salem Witch hunt and trials of which her mother was tried and condemned. ( )
  micahmom2002 | Jan 25, 2016 |
I thought this book was very well written and thought provoking as well as an insightful look at life amongst the Salem witch trials. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
I thought this book was very well written and thought provoking as well as an insightful look at life amongst the Salem witch trials. ( )
  Jen.ODriscoll.Lemon | Jan 23, 2016 |
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Ah, children, be afraid of going prayerless to bed, lest the Devil be your bedfellow.
--Cotton Mather from a funeral service
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This book is dedicated to Mitchell and Joshua

And to my parents, John and Audrey, for giving me the stories.
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The distance by wagon from Billerica to neighboring Andover is but nine miles.
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The chief judge then asked Mother, "What do you say to this you are charged with?"

Mother's voice sounded loud and clear through to the back of the room, "I have not done it."
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Sarah Carrier and Martha, her mother, who live on the family farm in Andover, Massachusetts, endure a dispute with Sarah's uncle about their plot, and when reports of supernatural activity in nearby Salem escalate into mass hysteria, people begin accusing Martha and her family of being witches.
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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.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:10:37 -0400)

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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.… (more)

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