We have treats here all the time but today is special! Anna, from The Hachette Book Group, hasn’t done a tour in quite a while, but she is doing one now and we are one of her stops. Today she is visiting and introducing us to author, Kathleen Kent. So I ask, to please help me in giving them a warm welcome to the CMash blog!!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Kathleen Kent lives in Dallas with her husband and son. The Heretic’s Daughter is her first novel. Most of the books that have influenced and touched me the most are historical fiction. When I was a child I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and H.H. Monroe. Some of my favorites from the past are The Quincunx, by Charles Palliser, Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve, and The Source by James Mitchener. I also read everything by Annie Dillard, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. Currently I’m re-reading a book called The Long Home by William Gay who is, to me, one of the best writers in American fiction today. You can find Ms. Kent at website, FB
ABOUT THE BOOK
SYNOPSIS OF( from the publisher):
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 his mysterious past. The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of the role he played 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. At once a love story and a tale of courage, The Traitor’s Wife confirms Kathleen Kent’s ability to craft powerful stories from the dramatic background of America’s earliest days.