"You must have a place to which you can go in your heart, your mind, or your house, almost everyday, where you do not owe anyone and where no one owes you--a place that simply allows for the blossoming of something new and promising."
- Joseph Campbell
Thursday, February 24, 2011
The Wolves of Andover / Review
Author: Kathleen Kent
Hardcover: 320 pages Publisher: Reagan Arthur Books
(November 8, 2010) Language: English ISBN-10: 0316068624
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.
About the Author: Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter. She lives in Dallas.
The Wolves of Andover is a well-crafted tale of history, hardship, suspense, political revenge, and an unusual love between two desperate people.
Part adventure and part love story, it pulls the reader quickly into turbulent colonial America. It becomes somewhat complicated and a little slow at times, but still a good read. 4 stars****(5 being the highest).
(Thank you to Hachette Book Group for my review copy.)