The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent
Publisher: Hachette Book Group
In 1752, Sarah Carrier Chapman, weak with infirmity, writes a letter to her granddaughter, revealing the secret she has closely guarded for six decades. . .
Her story begins more than a year before the Salem witch trials, when nine-year-old Sarah and her family arrive in a New England community already gripped by superstition and fear. As they witness neighbor pitted against neighbor, friend against friend, hysteria escalates--until more than two hundred men, women, and children have been swept into prison. Among them is Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier.
In an attempt to protect her children, Martha asks Sarah to commit an act of heresy -- a lie that will most surely condemn Martha even as it will save her daughter. (Back Cover)
I've been so into English history, I thought I might delve into a bit of American history. This seemed most appropriate as we are getting close to Halloween. If you are also intrigued, go visit Kristi's blog, Books and Needlepoint and enter yourself. You might want to book mark this blog if you, like me, like to read reviews about books you might not have heard about but would put on your wish list if you did!