“Heretic’s Daughter by Kathleen Kent. Ever since I saw a creepy after school movie in the 1970’s, I have been strangely intrigued by the Salem Witch Trials. This novel is way better than anything I saw on
TV. It is based on a real woman from 1692, Martha Carrier, who was accused of being a witch, imprisoned, found guilty, and hung from a
tree, despite the fact that she calmly maintained her innocence the entire time. Kathleen Kent’s lyrical novel is narrated by Martha Carrier’s 10 year old daughter Sarah, who dislikes the drudgery of
farm life, her irritating baby sister, her silent father, and her proud, stubborn mother. Kent builds a suspenseful and riveting story as Sarah comes to realize that people are not always who they appear to be and unconditional love is steadfast and enduring.
You can find this book in the library at Call # FICTION KENT.