THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER
- Pub. Date: November 2010
- Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
- ISBN-13: 9780316068628
- ISBN: 0316068624
From Publishers Weekly
Kent doesn’t disappoint in this prequel to The Heretic’s Daughter, taking readers back to Massachusetts before the Salem witch trials as strong-willed 23-year-old Martha Allen falls in love with strong-armed hired hand Thomas Carrier. Rumor has it that Thomas, while living in England under another name, played a role in the execution of King Charles I. Now both he and Martha work for Martha’s cousin on her farm and are brought together with a little help from the wolves stalking the farm. But after Thomas saves Martha from a wolf attack, he discovers wild animals are not the only dangers lurking in the Massachusetts woods: assassins have arrived from London to capture Charles I’s executioner, said to be living outside Boston under an assumed name. Kent weaves in references to her first novel while creating an immersive stand-alone where Old World corruption clashes with New World opportunity; London bustles as civilization is carved out of the Massachusetts wilderness; and colonial self-reliance contrasts with dealing for favors in Restoration England. Kent brings colonial America to life by poking into its dark corners and finding its emotional and personal underpinnings. (Nov.) (c)
SOURCE: THIS BOOK WAS RECEIVED FOR THE PURPOSE OF REVIEW FROM THE PUBLISHER AND DOES NOT EFFECT THIS REVIEW!
THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER by Kathleen Kent is a gripping historical romance set in 1649 London, England and 1673 Billerica, Massachusetts. It is well written with great details,depth,and history.It has intrigue,love,hope,wolves,revenge,danger,turbulent times in the wilderness of America and England, betrayal,sacrifice,Puritans,secrets,political times,and it is thought provoking. The characters and plot come off the page,will keep you turning the page for this is a heartwretching story of the everyday life during turbulent times in early American colonies.When falling in love with the wrong man,being female,having different personal and political views could get you and your family killed.This is a compelling gripping story from the beginning page to the last page. It will keep you hoping all will turn out well for the main characters. This author writes both compelling and comples stories of the early life of the America colonies.If you enjoy the history of a early America, their trials,sacrifice, hope and happiness you will enjoy this one. This book was received from the publisher for review and details can be found at Little, Brown and Company, an division of Hachette Book Group,Inc.
REVIEWED BY: April Renn