Thursday, October 15, 2009

Giveaway: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

"Martha was not a witch. Merely a ferocious woman!"

Congratulations to Brenda, Allison and Lori & Steve! AND Mel! They have won copies of The Heretic's Daughter! And thanks to everyone for entering the contest and joining in on the fun!

Author Kathleen Kent, a direct descendant of the real Martha Carrier, says she grew up hearing stories about Carrier and her tribulations from her mother and grandmother... Here's her fictionalized story of Martha Carrier's life before and after the trial...

Martha Carrier was one of the first women to be accused, tried and hanged as a witch in Salem, Massachusetts. Like her mother, young Sarah Carrier is bright and willful, openly challenging the small, brutal world in which they live. Often at odds with one another, mother and daughter are forced to stand together against the escalating hysteria of the trials and the superstitious tyranny that led to the torture and imprisonment of more than 200 people accused of witchcraft. This is the story of Martha's courageous defiance and ultimate death, as told by the daughter who survived.

Kathleen Kent is a tenth generation descendent of Martha Carrier. She paints a haunting portrait, not just of Puritan New England, but also of one family's deep and abiding love in the face of fear and persecution.

I am so excited to be able to offer The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent for a giveaway! I've always been fascinated with the Salem witch trials and The Heretic's Daughter has gotten such great reviews! Kathleen Kent's personal connection to Martha Carrier makes me all the more eager to read it, because I'm sure that the stories she heard as a child growing up has added depth to her story.

October is National Reading Group Month, and there should be plenty to discuss in a book about the Salem witch trials! Here is a link to the reading group guide for The Heretic's Daughter! Educators are excited about Kathleen's book too, here's a LINK to a teaching guide. Listen to Kathleen Kent talk about her novel, Salem, witches and, of course, Halloween on Blog Talk Radio. Find a link to my review here after I've finished reading it. But in the meantime, let's have some fun!

Courtesy of Valerie of Hachette Book Group, I have 5 copies of The Heretic's Daughter available for a giveaway! Thanks Valerie!

To Enter this giveaway...

*For one entry leave me a comment with your email address!

*Get an extra entry for following my blog! Just leave a comment letting me know you're a follower! ( Not a follower yet? No problem, sign up by clicking on the 'followers" button! Just let me know you became a new follower!)

*Blog or tweet about this giveaway and leave me the link.

This giveaway is open to US and Canadian residents only.(No PO boxes). The books will be shipped to the winners directly from the publisher. Contest ends 11:59pm EST on Halloween, Oct. 31st. I will randomly pick the winners the next day and email them! (please check your email.. winner must reply to me within 3 days! Thanks!) Good Luck!

82 comments:

bashtree said...

oooo! Sign me up, I would love to read this!

bashtree said...

I'm a follower via google reader.

Mel (He Followed Me Home) said...

please count me in, it looks so good & I keep seeing it everywhere!

+1 for being a follower
+1 for tweeting (@hefollowedme)

Thanks!
Mel
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mariag said...

Love books about the Salem Witch Trials
Please count me in

I follow

Elisabeth said...

This book has been on my TBR pile since... well, since it came out, I think.

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and, you're already in my reader...have been since I found you! I blogged about you here:http://babbettesbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/07/catching-up-on-thoughts-in-my-head.html

and... you are one of the very few included on my blog list on my blog...

Thanks!!

rubynreba said...

Would really like to win this book!
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I follow.
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Lori said...

I would love to be considered for this book.

I already follow and I provided a sidebar link to the giveaway on my blog.

Thanks for the opportunity!

~ Lori (mrshedgy@yahoo.com)
www.psychoticstate.blogspot.com

Jamie Lynn Braziel said...

I love reading about the Salem witch trials, so please enter me into the contest.

I'm a new follower to your blog as well!

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Please enter me! Thanks.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I'm a follower.

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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

I posted on my blog.

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Lisa said...

I would LOVE to win this book! I am currently reading a loaner from the library, but would love to own it!!!

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Lisa said...

I'm already a follower!

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Lisa said...

AND I put your contest in my sidebar:

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Shelley Davis said...

Hi, I would love to read this book and I already follow your blog and really enjoy it!

Nelsby said...

Thanks so much for the giveaway -- I have read some really good reviews for this book!
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Nelsby said...

I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
Thanks!
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Nelsby said...

I am following your blog on Google Friend Connect (username Nelsby).
Thanks!
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Michele said...

This sounds like a "must read" book. Please enter me.

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Amanda said...

I would love to win this book!

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Amanda said...

I follow your blog.

Amanda said...

I tweeted this @amandawk

mel u said...

Please enter me-I follw your blog in google reader-thanks

Pam said...

This one is on my wish list! You could make one of my wishes come true!

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Pam said...

follower

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J.T. Oldfield said...

I'd love to win this one!

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I follow you w/ Google Reader!

Linda K said...

I'd love to read this book. Sounds really interesting.

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Linda K said...

I follow

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DarcyO said...

I'd love to read this one. Please include me!

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DarcyO said...

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stpand said...

Please enter me, it sounds like a great read!

Book pusher said...

Ferocious women thats what we need more of - you give away some very good books. The Salem experience is endlessly fascinating. Happy blogging Sharon

Anonymous said...

Please enter me. walkerd@primus.ca

I'm so not a blogger said...

Hi Suzanne,
I unfortunately dont qualify for this giveaway as I live in South Africa...
but, I would like to ask you to visit our book club - http://thebookclubblog.co.za which my sister and I have just started. Would love some feedback:-)

Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah Emmerson

Sarah said...

I just became a follower.

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Sarah Emmerson

FrankSandy said...

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Katy said...

I *so* want to read this book!

I tweeted this giveaway at http://twitter.com/afewmorepages

CJR said...

Pick me! Pick me!

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edmontonjb said...

Great giveaway. Please enter me
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hippmom said...

Love to read this book. Please enter my name - plus I am a follower!

Thanks.

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Marjorie said...

I follow and would like to win this book.

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Brenda said...

Definately sign me up I would love to read this!!

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Brenda said...

I'm a follower!

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Brenda said...

I posted it to my blog
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Dawn M. said...

I would love the chance to read this book. Count me in, please! :0)

I subscribe with google reader.

Thanks!
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Allison said...

Ooooo please enter me.

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Allison said...

I'm also a follower. Thanks!


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Stacie said...

Please count me in.

I am a follower.

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Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book!
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mariag said...

Please sign me up. I enjoy reading about the Salem Witch Trials.

I follow
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Sarah said...

tweet

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tanya904 said...

Thanks for this giveaway I would love to read this fascinating book..
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Jaime said...

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virginiebarbeau said...

I'd love to be entered, please.

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nfmgirl said...

I'd love it! Please count me in. Thank you!

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I follow

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Stacey said...

Looking forward to this book! Thanks for the giveaway!

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Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about your contest here.
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amandarwest said...

This book looks really good!
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Amanda said...

I follow your blog.
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Amanda said...

I tweeted this @amandawk
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Jennifer said...

I have been wanting to read the Heretic's Daughter, thanks for the chance.

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Jennifer said...

I am indeed a follower.

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Jennifer said...

Blogged on the right hand side of my blog.

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Luvdaylilies said...

I would realy love to have a copy of The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent, sounds like a good read!
Thanks for the giveaway=)
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Luvdaylilies said...

I follow on google reader=)
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Andrea [Buried In Books] said...

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I'm a follower!
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Amy said...

Please enter me in your giveaway. This book sounds fascinating.


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Amy said...

I am a follower!


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Shooting Star said...

I would love to read this;-)

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