Title: The Traitor’s Wife
Author: Kathleen Kent
Reading level: Adult
Genre: Historical Fiction
Size: 296 pages
Release Date: September 26th 2011
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Stand Alone or Series: Stand Alone (but is the prequel to The Heretic’s Daughter)
Source: My Personal Library
First Line: “The young woman stepped from the wagon and turned to face the driver still holding the slackened reins.”
Summary (from GoodReads):
I read this book because it is the prequel to The Heretic’s Daughter which I read and reviewed last year. (Read my Review of The Heretic’s Daughter.) I was initially intrigued with the story because I love the Colonial American period and anything to do with the Salem Witch Trials. This book tells the tale of Martha and how she met, fell in love and married Thomas Carrier.
I absolutely loved the character development in this story even more than in Kent’s previous work. I really felt like I came to know Martha and Thomas and I adored their independent natures and the way that they lived completely on their own terms It also helped me to better understand the decisions that they made later in like in The Heretic’s Daughter.
The historical pieces of the tale were also well researched and imbued with enough mystery to keep me reading and wondering. And the constant sense of danger as Thomas’s previous life begins to catch up with him had me unable to put this one down.
With beautiful prose and a great story of love and independence set on the turbulent backdrop of America in it’s early days…this book is one I would definitely recommend to those who love historical fiction and strong characters.
Was it worth my Time?
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