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The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
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Nov 15, 11

bookshelves: 2011, friendship, paranormal, witches, puritan, 17th-century
Read from October 31 to November 15, 2011

Written about one of the most horrific and awful time periods in American history, the Salem witch trials seemed like a strong, tragic and captivating topic to read about. I have to be honest though I found the writing bland I never felt passionate about the story or the characters. I learned more about the 17 century times, language and beliefs but I wasn't drawn into the story it was so dreary, sorrowful and overly wordy. I even found myself rolling my eyes sometimes just wanting it to just be over! Every time I picked it up I fell asleep, it was work for me to finish this and I usually enjoy wordy fresh writing but this wasn't it for me.
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Kathleen Kent
“Sharing secrets is the way in which women tie themselves together, for it reveals complicity and trust. Holding secrets shows trustworthiness and a sort of quite defiance. It is a natural thing for a female to hold secrets within her breast until the time is ripe to release them. Does it not follow the way in which her body is formed? A woman is made with that dark and mysterious recess that can grow a child safely until the child is ready to come out onto the birthing bed. And like birthing, secrets present themselves in many ways. some slip easily into the world, others must be torn out, if the body is unwilling.”
Kathleen Kent, The Heretic's Daughter


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11/01/2011 page 69
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11/01/2011 page 69
21.0% ""Sharing secrets is the way in which women tie themselves together, for it reveals complicity and trust. Holding secrets shows trustworthiness and a sort of quite defiance. It is a natural thing for a female to hold secrets within her breast until the time is ripe to release them. Does it not follow the way in which her body is formed? A woman is made with that dark and mysterious recess that can grow a child safely"
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message 1: by Lauren (new)

Lauren Wow, if you think this about a 3* book I hate to see what you think of a 1 or 2*! Safe to say i'll be skipping this one.


Karla Lauren, I was still mulling this book over on the rate and gave it 2 1/2*'s dragging it to a 2*. I have read books I enjoyed more and gave them 3*'s so I had to be a fair judge.


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