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In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of his part in the English Civil War. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves — in many forms — who hunt for blood. A love story and a tale of courage, The Wolves of Andover confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories of family from colonial history.

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"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.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)

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"The book is part historical fiction, part romance, and part suspense. Skillfully meshing these various elements, the author’s latest effort is bound to please fans of each." Booklist

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"In this prequel to Kent's best-selling The Heretic's Daughter...the author combines harsh images of early Colonial life with a well-paced story and careful details. The result is a taut narrative that will satisfy historical fiction lovers." Librayr Journal

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From the author of the bestselling The Heretic's Daughter comes a story of love and intrigue, set in the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts.

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Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter. She lives in Dallas.

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Gracie, February 14, 2011 (view all comments by Gracie)
The Wolves of Andover is another gem of historical fiction from Kathleen Kent. A prequel to The Heretic's Daughter, Kent's fictional account of her ancestors' experiences during the Salem Witch Trials, The Wolves of Andover recounts colonial life in the years following the English Civil War. The war may be over, but there are far-reaching repercussions, threats that cross oceans.

Martha Allen is young woman forced to work for cousins until a suitable husband comes along. But with a fiery temper and strong will, she is at odds with nearly everyone at one time or another. The one person she is drawn to, Thomas Carrier, is a complicated man with a mysterious and dangerous past that could hurt everyone close to him. As rumors of his history grow, there are more wolves circling the farm than those attacking the livestock.

King Charles I lost his head, and those who were wielding the ax now have reason fear for their own when King Charles II sends executioners after them. While Martha and Thomas grow closer to each other, dangers from England grow closer to them both, and Kathleen Kent writes of it all with great insight, tension, and intrigue. She has a great grasp on her historical voice and brings the past to vivid life with care and a sense of realism that belies the fact that she is, in fact, writing fiction.
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ISBN:
9780316068628
Subtitle:
A Novel
Author:
Kent, Kathleen
Author:
Archer, Ellen
Publisher:
Reagan Arthur Books
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Love stories
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Love; History; Colonial life; Emotions
Subject:
General Fiction
Publication Date:
20110926
Binding:
CD-audio
Language:
English
Pages:
416
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6 x 1 in 1.02 lb

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"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "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.)" Publishers Weekly (Copyright PWyxz LLC)
"Review" by , "The book is part historical fiction, part romance, and part suspense. Skillfully meshing these various elements, the author’s latest effort is bound to please fans of each."
"Review" by , "In this prequel to Kent's best-selling The Heretic's Daughter...the author combines harsh images of early Colonial life with a well-paced story and careful details. The result is a taut narrative that will satisfy historical fiction lovers."
"Synopsis" by , From the author of the bestselling The Heretic's Daughter comes a story of love and intrigue, set in the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts.
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