The Wolves of Andover by Kathleen Kent
A Novel

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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 Traitor's Wife confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories of family from colonial history.
 

About Kathleen Kent

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Kathleen Kent lives in Dallas with her husband and son. THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER is her first novel.
 
Published November 8, 2010 by Reagan Arthur Books. 344 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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Examiner

In THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER, Kathleen Kent offers a realistic depiction of survival through the eyes of colonial woman, Martha Allen.

Nov 07 2010 | Read Full Review of The Wolves of Andover: A Novel

Dallas News

By SHAWNA SEED / Special Contributor to The Dallas Morning News Shawna Seed is a writer in Silver Spring, Md.

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MostlyFiction Book Reviews

But then The Wolves of Andover always rights itself and shines, capturing – through Thomas’s telling – the turbulent times and battle between Charles I and Cromwell and focusing on life in the plucky colonies and the budding romance of Martha and Thomas.

Dec 12 2010 | Read Full Review of The Wolves of Andover: A Novel

My San Antonio

Martha's husband Thomas, a man my grandparents insisted had lived to 109, stood 7 feet tall and was one of the executioners of King Charles I of England, loomed very large in my childhood imagination, and I had always wanted to write his story as well.

Dec 17 2010 | Read Full Review of The Wolves of Andover: A Novel

Kansas City Public Library

Also, with the story alternating between Thomas and Martha’s courtship and the King’s men looking for Thomas, following the plot can be confusing.

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