Book Giveaway – The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent

The Heretic’s Daughter, by Kathleen Kent

Published September 3, 2008 (Little, Brown, and Company)

Thanks to Miriam at Little, Brown and Company, I received a beautiful first edition, hard cover copy of this stunning debut novel to give away to one lucky winner here on my blog. This is an amazing historical novel which I loved (read my review). Readers can read more about the author and novel at the website designed for this book.

The book give away is open only to US and Canada mailing addresses. To enter the drawing, leave me a comment with one historical fact about the Salem witch trials OR the author or author’s family which you learned by visiting the author’s website.

In honor of Book Blogger’ Appreciation Week, I will be drawing one lucky winner on September 17th (one week from today!). Comments close for this giveaway at 5:00pm PCT on September 17th.

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    • Ti on September 15, 2008 at 09:31

    I had no idea that the Salem witch trials, from beginning to end, took just a little over a year. I had the impressio that it went on for several years. This stuff just fascinates me.

    • Genevieve Larson on September 15, 2008 at 16:57

    It is a common misunderstanding that the Salem witches were burned, but no witches in the Colonies were ever killed at the stake as they were in Europe, as the British courts considered a burning death too cruel.

    This is so sad, I spent a long time at the site reading about these poor woman and men.

    • Joanne on September 15, 2008 at 20:58

    This book looks amazing. I’ve studies the Salem Witch Hunts/Trials and was astonished that along with the people executed during the time, there were also 2 dogs killed becuase of the belief that they were servants of the witches.
    It’s so interesting to learn that the author is a descendant of the Carriers.

    • Lucile on September 15, 2008 at 21:23

    I just looked at this book at the bookstore the day before yesterday 🙂 I would love, love to win it…

    When I went to Boston ealier this summer I was really disappointed that we weren’t able to go to Salem…I did learn from the site though that no noe was ever really ‘burned at the stake’…I don’t know if I ever knew that before or just didn’t think about it because in a book I read about Jane Grey, they did burn heretics at the stake…

    Thank you for the contest 🙂

    • Carolsue on September 16, 2008 at 01:00

    Nearly two hundred people were accused of practicing witchcraft in Salem during the summer of 1692.

    • Darby Lohrding on September 16, 2008 at 07:46

    Oh, I have wanted to read this book since before it was out to the public!!!! My fact is that “witches” were hung not burned at the stake.
    I have always found this period to be fascinating!
    Thank you for all that you do!!!
    darbyscloset (at) yahoo (dot) com

  1. I’ve never read much about the Salem witch hunts so it’s all new. Interesting that the author is a descendant of one of the women hung for witchcraft. Also interesting was the fact that they weren’t burned at the stake as they were in Europe.
    Thanks for a great giveaway!

    • Popin on September 16, 2008 at 10:42

    I’ve been trying to win this with sadly, no luck. A Burning Time by Carol Mates got me interested in the Salem Witch trials. It’s been years since I’ve read it, but that scene when they tortured the main character’s mother, by using razor blades still haunts me to this day.

    Their torture methods they used made absolutely no sense, it was a lose-lose situation for those accused, and sometimes they would be accused just because they pissed off one person. It wasn’t fair and I’m glad that this isn’t practiced anymore.

    I’ve also left a link of this at my blog, it’s off to the side.


    ~ Popin

    • theDizzy ;} on September 17, 2008 at 12:14

    That even though its called the Salem witch trials, the trials were held in a bunch of towns across the area, not just in Salem.


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