Monday, September 19, 2011


9780316068642_388x586I’m featuring a book today that has a bit of unusual history to it. It’s a re-release of a book under a new title and cover.

Author Kathleen Kent’s latest release is THE TRAITOR'S WIFE, a re-launching of The Wolves of Andover in trade paperback with a lush new cover. 

Thanks to Anna and the kind folks at Little, Brown and Company I can offer 3 copies of THE TRAITOR’S WIFE, 1 copy of which will be paired with THE HERETIC'S DAUGHTER.

The giveaway is part of the author’s virtual blog tour that going on through September 26.

Originally published under the title THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER, here’s a brief synopsis of the 352-page book: In the harsh wilderness of colonial Massachusetts, Martha Allen works as a servant in her cousin's household, taking charge and locking wills with everyone. Thomas Carrier labors for the family and is known both for his immense strength and size and his mysterious past. 

TraitorsWife175x275The two begin a courtship that suits their independent natures, with Thomas slowly revealing the story of the role he played in the English Civil War. But in the rugged new world they inhabit, danger is ever present, whether it be from the assassins sent from London to kill the executioner of Charles I or the wolves-in many forms-who hunt for blood. At once a love story and a tale of courage, THE TRAITOR’S WIFE confirms Kathleen Kent's ability to craft powerful stories from the dramatic background of America's earliest days.
Kathleen said, “Most of the books that have influenced and touched me the most are historical fiction. When I was a child I read a lot of Dickens, Poe and H.H. Monroe. Some of my favorites from the past are The Quincunx by Charles Palliser, Instance of the Fingerpost by Iain Pears, The Weight of Water by Anita Shreve, and The Source by1505270_215x340 James Mitchener. I also read everything by Annie Dillard, Cormac McCarthy and Larry McMurtry. Currently I'm re-reading a book called The Long Home by William Gay who is, to me, one of the best writers in American fiction today.”

Kathleen lives in Dallas with her husband and son. THE HERETIC’S DAUGHTER was her first novel.

Now for the giveaway. To enter this giveaway, send me an e-mail ( Your subject line should read, “Win The Traitor‘s Wife.” Your message should include your name and mailing address. The contest is open to residents of the U.S. and Canada only and no post office box addresses can be accepted. Little, Brown and Company advises winners that they will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title in the mail. (Winners here have always be great about letting me know if they have already won the book somewhere else so another winner can be selected. However, this announcement is something that has to be passed along.) And, just so you know, I don’t share the mailing information or use it for any other purpose. The deadline to enter this giveaway for a chance at 1 of the 3 copies of THE TRAITOR’S WIFE is 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 4.



  1. Gorgeous cover! And a very interesting sounding book. Thanks, Mason!

  2. Mason - I like historical novels so this one definitely caught my eye. The story sounds really interesting, too. I wish Kathleen well with it.

  3. I love historical romance and historical fiction (without the romance) books. You are a new author to me and I'd love to read your books!
    lvsgund at

  4. The cover is lovely. All moody and green. Sounds like a good premise too.

    I'm just getting back into Historicals. I've always read them but so many seemed...oh, I don't know, unimaginative and short on engrossing story for awhile. I'm totally over the regency period. There are so many other time periods that are fun to read and I'm glad to see some are using more of them in their stories.

    Wishing you the best Kathleen.

    Sia McKye's Thoughts...OVER COFFEE

  5. Mason - Another nice giveaway.

    And congratulations! I have an award for you on my blog. Please pop over and pick it up at your convenience.


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