Thursday, February 4, 2010

The Heretic's Daughter

The book for March is The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent.

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.

Summary provided by Goodreads


  1. Hey Jenn...after reading the summary of the March book and talking to your sister about the recent "escalating hysteria", this book sounds most fitting:) Can't wait to hear more about the "courageous defiance" of those who survive the "fear and persecution." I must say, I like the sound of your voice. Jodee

  2. I knew I'd make you proud, MoJo! I have some pretty good examples. You, Michelle, Helen Redding...