The Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Salem Witch Trials…
Perfect October read.
The Premise: Sarah’s mother is very knowledgeable in the use of herbs. She is often sought out to help in difficult births. The family members of the sick come to her for advice. She is an esteemed member of the community…until she isn’t. Once people began whispering the word ‘witch’, her story changed forever.
The Heretic’s Daughter is a great piece of Historical Fiction, set during the Salem Witch Trials. This was a scary and disturbing time. Kent does a wonderful job bringing you into the lives of the people who lived through this terrible time in history.
I don’t know about you, but I find the whole idea of the witch trials terrifying. Martha helped people, and then those same people turned on her, reacting out of fear and superstition.
If you like to read slightly darker stories this time of year, pick up the Heretic’s Daughter and delve into the world of witches, mayhem and madness.