The Wolves of Andover

The Wolves of Andover

A Novel

Large Print - 2010
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In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen is forced to take work at a servant in her cousin's home. At nineteen, practically a spinster, Martha locks wills with everyone.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2010.
Edition: First large print edition.
ISBN: 9780316120494
Characteristics: xii, 398 pages ; 24 cm


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Apr 19, 2017

It was a good read. It was just like a hundred other books with the same premise. I didn't even finish it because I was on my way to the library and knew how it was going to end anyway.

Jul 07, 2016

second book from Kathleen Kent, first book being "the heretic's daughter".
I am glad I have read the wolves of Andover first. Excellent historical fiction about the times of the first english settlers in America. Very well written you are drawn in that time of struggles, hard work, diseases. For those who like historical fiction.

Aug 19, 2012

Wonderful account of the pre Salem witch trials of the late 1600's. This historical novel described very well the relationship between the colonies and post Cromwell nobility in England...a part of history we don't hear much about. I'd definitely recommend it. The only negative was that it was a little hard to follow in the first 20% of the book. However, once I understood why the location was switched back and forth, it became very interesting and exciting!

Oct 23, 2011

If you can't get a copy because there are too many holds, this book was rereleased in 2011 as "The Traitor's Wife".

samdog123 Aug 31, 2011

This is the prequel to the author's previous book, The Heretic's Daugher, which was about Martha Carrier, one of the women implicated and put to death in the Salem witch trials. In this title we have the history her early life and courtship of Thomas Morgan, alias Carrier, who was rumoured to be the man who beheaded Charles I. kent is a very good writer of historical fiction. I'll be looking for other new titles by her.

bookfanatic1979 Jul 25, 2011

Having read Kent’s first book, The Heretic’s Daughter and cried at the end, I was bracing myself for an inevitably unhappy ending. That, perhaps, kept me from enjoying the book as much as I should. The Epilogue, however, saved the day when I realized the star of this book was the mother of the star of Kent’s first book. It was a nice surprise.

debwalker Apr 07, 2011

Her bestselling 2008 debut, The Heretic's Daughter, captured the plight of her real-life ancestral grandmother, who was hanged as a witch at the Salem trials. This vivid prequel recreates her doomed forebear's hardscrabble early days. Mixing history, love story and suspense, Kent seamlessly blends true events with fiction to bring a fraught, endlessly fascinating period of American history to life.

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