Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Waiting on Wednesday : The Wolves of Andover

"Waiting on" Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly awaiting. My pick this week is...

The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent. Reagan Arthur Books. To be published November 8, 2010.

I really loved Kent's first novel, The Heretic's Daughter, which I reviewed here. I think she is a masterful storyteller and can't wait to read her next effort.

Here's the description from the Reagan Arthur Books website:

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 for his 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 in the form of the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves—in many guises—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 historical drama.

I only hope The Wolves of Andover lives up to my memories of Kent's first novel. If you enjoy historical fiction, I'm confident you'll enjoy Kathleen Kent. Go get The Heretic's Daughter now if you haven't read it yet.


  1. I still haven't gotten around to reading The Heretic's Daughter, but I hope to soon. I know The Wolves of Andover is a prequel, so I'm almost tempted to read it first!

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  3. This sounds really good. Have fun reading and a great week!
    Joy at Books and Life