Wednesday, February 03, 2010
The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
This story is set in Massachusetts in the 1690's - during the Salem witch trials. It centers around Thomas and Martha Carrier and their five children: Richard, Andrew, Tom, Sarah, and Hannah. Sarah is the narrator. It tells a chilling story of superstition and fear, and is based on stories the author grew up hearing about her ancestor Martha Carrier. I found the story particularly disturbing because it showed how easily a strong, non-conformist woman such as Martha Carrier could be convicted and hanged as a witch. It was very well written and I rate it 5 out of 5. This is my first book for the New Author Challenge 2010.