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The Traitor's Wife
The Traitor's Wife
Author: Kathleen Kent
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 ...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780316068642
ISBN-10: 0316068640
Publication Date: 9/26/2011
Pages: 352
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 14 ratings
Publisher: Reagan Arthur / Back Bay Books
Book Type: Paperback
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"The Traitor's Wife" is the prequel to "The Heretic's Daughter, and I believe, the better written of the two.
This is wonderful historical fiction of one of the worst periods of American history with the Salem Witch Trials. Both books tell about the lifes of Martha and Thomas Carrier. It is also romantic and a thriller. Thomas' life before he met Martha was as a Welsh soldier who rode with Oliver Cromwell at one time, and eventually became an executor of a king.
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Absolutely fabulous. One of my top 5 books of all time! You have to read HERETIC'S DAUGHTER first, this while is a pre-quel, it comes second. Martha grew on me through out DAUGHTER, but I did not ever fully like or respect her, WIFE, however, answered all my questions and I could nearly feel Martha's spine straighten when her father tells her he didn't raise her to go along but to be a person "to be reckoned with" . LOVED IT!
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Kathleen Kent's The Traitor's Wife is a stand-alone prequel to her debut novel The Heretic's Daughter: Martha is the title character of both. In this earlier time, she has taken up service in her cousin's household, where she is drawn to one of the hired men—the mysterious, older Thomas. Meanwhile, across the sea (and in alternating chapters), the royally sanctioned manhunt for the executioner of Charles I in the colonies proceeds with many twists and turns. Although I gained a greater appreciation for how American colonial and English history was interconnected in the late seventeenth century, I thought the plot was rather predictable. Martha was not particularly sympathetic and at times I could not grasp her motivations. The Traitor's Wife is work of early American historical fiction that falls between thriller and romance, originally published as The Wolves of Andover.