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.
Published in hardcover as The Wolves of Andover, and in paperback as The Traitor's Wife.
"Kent doesn't disappoint in this prequel to The Heretic's Daughter...Kent brings colonial America to life by poking into its dark corners and finding its emotional and personal underpinnings." - Publishers Weekly
"[A] taut narrative that will satisfy historical fiction lovers." - Library Journal
"Starred Review. Kent has more fun with the Londoners--Johnny Depp could play almost any of the baddies--than her somewhat morose ancestors, but she lovingly captures their daily grind and brings looming dangers, whether man or beast, to harrowing life." - Kirkus
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Kathleen Kent, a national bestselling author and a tenth-generation descendant of Martha Carrier, was awarded the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction. In her first book, The Heretic's Daughter, which has been published in over a dozen countries, 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. The Traitor's Wife, originally published in hardcover as The Wolves of Andover, is her second novel.
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