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The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
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Sep 21, 2011

it was amazing
Read in September, 2011

This book completely side-swiped me. I was given it as a gift at least a year ago and essentially ignored it because the dust jacket didn't grab me and the Salem Witch Trials are kind of tired for me, as I lived in Salem for several years. Well, consider me schooled in the purest meaning of "don't judge a book by its cover." :) I couldn't put it down. A fictionalized first-person telling of the witch trials from the perspective of the adolescent daughter of one of many women convicted and hung for witch craft, the ambient writing style and deeply-woven plot pulled me in *despite* the witch trials content, not because of it. A truly wonderful read that brought alive the time and place of puritan Massachusetts Colony. And oh yes, there were some very horrible witch trials that destroyed families and tested faith...I almost forgot about that;)

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