05 November 2010
The Wolves from Andover, Book Review
In her latest book Kathleen Kent shares with readers the story of Martha Allen (Carrier). Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendant of this spirited 19 year old who lived in Colonial Massachusetts.
Martha Allen bows to no one and is sent to work as a menial servant in her cousin's home. There she meets a hired worker of enormous size and strength named Thomas Carrier whom she first mistakes for an indentured servant. Theirs is a strange courtship, with much dangers lurking by.
Thomas 's past and his part in the (English) Civil War as the suspected executioner of Charles I brings Assassins to this area of the New World, a harsh wilderness inhabited by savages ravaged by smallpox as well as Wolves of all sorts.
When Thomas first confides in Martha she writes his story in her household accounting book and hides the book in her pillow case.
This powerful storytelling will draw you to turn the next page and the next! Albeit fictional, it is a story filled with historical lore, of love and intrigue, of the courageous men and women who despite all adversities made their living in the New World.
The Wolves of Andover will make you feel, smell, laugh, cry and despair, but in the end, it will also bring hope for Thomas and Martha.
I give this book 4 stars!
I received this ARC copy from Hachette Publishers and I was not required to write a review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”