Friday, February 1, 2013
The Heretic's Daughter
Would I recommend it? If you like historical fiction, yes. It is very interesting and educational. If you want an uplifting read, then no. It's really kind of depressing.
The story is about the Salem witch trials that took place around 1692. The author is a tenth generation descendant of the main character's mother who was hanged during this horrible time in our nation's history.
The story is told from the perspective of a 10-year old girl whose family is targeted by the community. She and her three brothers were imprisoned along with her mother. The conditions were horrendous to say the least. I don't know how anyone survived.
Like I said, it's not a cheery story, but it was very enlightening.