The Wolves of Andover

A Novel
By Kathleen Kent (Hardcover Book, 2010)
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.

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.

Kathleen Kent is the author of The Heretic's Daughter. She lives in Dallas.

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  • PRAISE FOR THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER:

    "Kent's moving story comes straight from her heart as well as the historical record...Kent tells a heart-wrenching story of family love and sacrifice. Its warnings about the dire consequences of intolerance and fundamentalism still have meaning in the modern world." (USA Today).

  • "[Kent] successfully re-creates the smothering, suspicious atmosphere of Puritan life, where canonical word was law, and showcases the flagrant absurdity of the "trials...Kent also excels at showing both the horrors and petty injustices the imprisoned endured.... an eminently readable novel, and a tribute to a woman who held steadfastly to the courage of her convictions." (Christian Science Monitor).

  • "Gripping and evocative, HERETIC is a powerful tale of a perilous time." (People).

Product Details

The Wolves of Andover
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Price: $24.99 US/$27.99 CAN
  • Pages: 320
  • Physical Dimensions: 6" x 9-1/4"
  • ISBN-13: 9780316068628
  • On Sale Date: 11/08/2010
The Wolves of Andover

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