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I have only recently become a fan of American historical fiction and it is books like this that keep me wanting to know more. The early Puritan colonists in this country lived a harsh life in difficult conditions and while I have read many books looking at the history of England during the period of time from Charles I through Cromwell through the Restoration of Charles II I had never once considered the history of the colonists during that time period.
This enthralling novel takes me into the life of one of Cromwell’s soldiers who now lives is Massachusetts colony. He and others like him are protected by a spy ring that rivals that of King Charles II. Thomas Carrier is living in the house of one of these men where he meets Martha, a cousin to the man’s wife. Their love story is the heart of the book.
And it’s a love story to savor; love does not come easy to these two as neither one has had an easy life. But their love builds slowly through looks and conversations and you just know that they will have an abiding love.
Ms. Kent spares nothing in her tale of colonial life; it was a harsh time and this is at times a harsh tale but it is so worth reading. The characters are fascinating and this story of her ancestors kept my interest from the first page to the last. I have her first book, The Heretic’s Daughter on my shelf and I look forward to reading it to continue the tale of Martha and Thomas.
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You can purchase The Traitor’s Wife on Amazon.com
You can purchase The Heretic’s Daughter on Amazon.com
Disclosure: I received a copy of The Traitor’s Wife from Hachette Books gratis. Any opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not impacted by my receipt of the free book. I received no monetary compensation for this post.