Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Giveaway: The Heretic's Daughter by Kathleen Kent

One of my favorite books from last year is out in paperback... (you can read my review here)...and I have five copies to give away, courtesy of Valerie at Hachette Book Group! I was thrilled that I got to participate in the Blog Talk Radio interview that Miriam did with the author, Kathleen Kent. It was fascinating and I'm so looking forward to her next book! If you want to listen to the interview, you'll find it here.

This book is such a great autumn choice for your book group! There is an excellent reading group guide available from the publisher here.

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.

~Synopsis from the publisher

I have five copies for this giveaway. To enter, leave me a comment here. Winners must have a US or Canada mailing address (no PO Boxes) and will be drawn at random. Enter through midnight eastern on October 28th. Below are some ways for you to earn extra entries. Please leave ONE comment for each thing you choose to do. You can combine your comments together if you like but please do not leave multiple comments for the same extra thing (for example, one comment if you fave at Technorati or subscribe via Feedburner, not three). Anyone who already follows, subscribes, or has faved at Technorati still gets the extras, just mention it in your comment! Thank you for visiting and entering!

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Brittany said...

This book has been on my list for some time now - I would love to win a copy!

(I am also a follower.)

mariag said...

I love reading anything involving the Salem Witch Trials. Please enter me to win.

I follow.

rubynreba said...

Great Book - would love to be entered!
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Pam said...

+1 I'd love to read this book. I find the Salem witch trials fascinating.

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Pricilla said...

Sounds really interesting
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thank you

Nicole said...

I've heard good things about this book.
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A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Please include me for this one!

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Anonymous said...

Enter me, please. I'm a follower, tweeting on Twitter (@FleurDeMar)

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Linna said...

I just read your review and found its subject matter to be my cup of tea. I'd like to read it. Please enter me.

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LuAnn said...

I've always wanted to read this book!

I'm a follower.

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cqueen2 said...

thanks this sounds great
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Susan Helene Gottfried said...

No need to enter me, babe. I'm dropping in to say thanks for the e-mail. I've got this posted at Win a Book for you.

renee said...

Please enter me
I am a follower
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holdenj said...

I've been wanting to read this, how perfect!

I'm also a follower.


Craftymoose Crafts said...

Sounds fascinating! I've been to Salem, Mass.--a spooky place in it's own right! Please enter me!

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Anonymous said...

would LOVE to read this one...thanks for the opportunity.

karen k

Anonymous said...

i'm a subscriber :)

karen k

Zibilee said...

This is another book I'd like to read. Please enter me in your giveaway for the book.


I am also a follower of your blog.


Anonymous said...

need to get some winter reading lined up,,thx for the contest,,

Marjorie said...

This book is on my wish list, can
you make it happen.

I am an email subscriber.
I follow by google reader.

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andrea said...

thanks for the giveaway!

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Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

Thanks for the great giveaway!

I already follow.


Beth (BBRB) said...

This looks great! Please enter me!

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Beth (BBRB) said...

I'm a follower.

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Anonymous said...

I listened to this book in CD and adored it. Would like a copy to re-read and SHARE with friends.
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Sarah said...

Please enter me in this giveaway!

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Sarah Emmerson

Sarah said...

I am a follower.

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Sarah said...

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Indigo said...

I've been intrigued with this book since I discovered it centered around the Salem witch trials. Thanks for the opportunity!

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Thanks again! Indigo

CelticLady said...

I would be interested in this giveaway. I have read a lot of books regarding Salem and the Witch Trials I subscribe to you in Google Reader and on yor blog


MoziEsmé said...

Would love to read this! I'm also a follower...

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Esme said...

thanks for this-it is on my wish list.

I left a comment on your review

I tweeted

and I follow

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susan.byerly said...

I really like reading about the Salem Witch trials. Please enter me.

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Dawn M. said...

Would love the chance to read this one. Count me in, please! :0)

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Anita Yancey said...

Sounds wonderful. Please enter me. Thanks!

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mabelilly28 said...

Hysteria really is a society at its worst...perhaps only understanding of what we do not know will end such travesties.

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I am a follower of your blog.

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Amanda said...

I've heard such good things about this book.

And why haven't I found you on twitter before now? I just followed you. And I'm following your blog too.

Barb said...

I have wanted to read this book for a while. This period of history is of great interest to me. Enter me in this giveaway. Thanks.

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I tweeted about this giveaway:

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Sarah said...



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Sarah Emmerson

Jaime said...

would love this one
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nfmgirl said...

I've wanted this book! Please count me in. Thank you!

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Anonymous said...

I'd love to read this; I've heard some wonderful things about it. Please accept this as my entry. Thank you!

Aliya D.

CherylS22 said...

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I subscribe via Google Reader

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I commented on your review

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...

+3 I am a follower=)
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Nana Fredua-Agyeman said...

As always I am out. but I hope to get this book for myself.

Anonymous said...

I've heard so much about this book and I'd absolutely love to read it.

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pixie13 said...

I would love to read this book. Please accept my entry. Thanks!
I'm a follower


Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

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carol said...

I'm a follower.
I've heard a lot of people say how good this book is suppoed to be so I'd love to win one.

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Jennifer said...

I have been wanting to read this book, thank you for the chance to win a copy.

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cherdon said...

I have read reviews on this book and really would like to win this.

Please enter me. Thanks

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g.g. said...

Thanks for the last minute chance at this good book!

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