The Heretic's Daughter

I love tales about the witch trials and those that were accused. I think this may have started some of my liking of all things paranormal. Witches fall into that category for most cases. In the spirit of Halloween and all things witchy, I have 5 copies of The Heretic's Daughter to give away!

From the Hachett Website: 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.

The Details:
These books are offered by the Hachett Book Group. The contest will run from today through October 27th. I'll choose the winner through The winners will be sent their books via Hachett. Open to US and Canada only.

How To Enter:

+1 Leave a comment that includes your name and email
+1 Be a follower
+1 Become a follower
+2 Follow me on Twitter and tweet about the contest (include @name and the link to the tweet)
+1 Spread the word however you wish (included links)
+3 What are your favorite witch stories, books, movies?
Please put all of your entries into one comment.....makes it easier on you and me.

Good Luck!


Chedder Fish said...

Hey yo! It's Liz.

I'm a follower.

For some reason this form isn't letting me paste links. I tried reseting it too. boo.

I shared your post on facebook.

I tweeted. (I really need to figure out the individual tweet thing)

And I'll admit I actually enjoyed Practical Magic. On the other end of the spectrum I liked the Craft and at this time of year I have to remember Hocus Pocus for the giggles. Yes, they are all mainstream but they are the first 3 that come to mind. I can't say I read/watched a lot of witch specific stuff before.

elnice said...

+1 Please enter me in your giveaway.
+3 I love Kim Harrison and Kimberly Frost. Movies-Practical Magic. Shows-Charmed.
I want to follow you but the server is down. I will try to come back.

Elie (Ellz Readz)-come check out my blog!

Barbara said...

Count me in!

I'm a follower.

Of course, Practical Magic!! Really great.


Esme said...

cococroissants giveaway for The Heretic's Daughter
and following you on twitter

Count me in for this one-thank you

I am a follower on google friends blogged here


oh yes The WItch The Lion and The Wardrobe is my favorite witch story.

chocolateandcroissants at yahoo dot com

janetfaye said...

Please enter me.


janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

I follow - janetfaye

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

1. I like Bell, Book and Candle movie.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

2. I like Bell, Book and Candle movie.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

janetfaye said...

3. I like Bell, Book and Candle movie.

janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

Jo-Jo said...

I would love to win this book.

I think my favorite witch stories would be Hansel and Gretel, and also The Witches of Eastwick.

joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

Aggie Villanueva said...

Count me it too. This book intrigues me.

Beth(bookaholicmom) said...

I have this book on my wish list. Please enter me.

+1 I am a new follower

bthgordon [at] yahoo[dot] com

Stacy said...

I am now following your blog and following you on Twitter and RT'd. (raycee3)

I loved Practical Magic and I am enjoying the show Eastwick.

booknerdd AT gmail DOT com

Raspberry said...

+1 Raspberry (easier than my real name which is pathetically common), rae_sunshine4(at)
+1 Become a follower
+1 Spread the word, it's on my sidebar at
+3 What are your favorite witch stories, books, movies?
The Witch of Blackbird Pond. I usually enjoy stuff about the Salem Witch Trials as well.

~Jennifer~ said...

+1 Jennifer
jennsicurella at verizon dot net
+1 new follower
+3 Favorite witch stories include Charmed, The Accidental Witch Trilogy, The Bewitching Mystery Series.

Indigo said...

+1 Please enter me in this drawing. I've been intrigued by this book since the first review and discovering it centered around the Salem Witch trials. Thanks! Indigo

+1 Now following

+3 My favorite witches are from Anne Rice. The Mayfair witch series. I truly wish they would put out a movie based on this series.

Thanks Again! Indigo

A Bookshelf Monstrosity said...

Oh, please enter me for this one!

+1 new follower
+1 Posted this on my blog:


Jo-Jo said...

I blogged about your contest here.
joannelong74 AT gmail DOT com

holdenj said...

Would love to win! Thanks for the chance!

+3The new tv show reminded me how much I liked the original Witches of Eastwick movie!


Anonymous said...

+1 pls enter me sensitivemuse at gmail dot com

+3 Fave witch movie would be The Craft :)

Marjorie said...

I am a follower and I would love to win
this book.
The best book I read so far this year
is Still Life by Joy Fielding.

cenya2 at hotmail dot com

Anonymous said...


+1 Callie
+1 became a follower
+3 probably Snow White would be my favorite

mariag said...

Please enter me to win.
My favourite witch movie- The Crucible
Favourite witch book- The Time of the Witches
fmlj94 at yahoo dot com

Anonymous said...

1+ This sounds like a fascinating book and since I'm on a Colonial America kick right now, perfect reading!

3+ My favourite TV show that had witches (amongst slayers, vampires, warewolves, etc.) was 'Buffy The Vampire Slayer'; my favourite movie is 'The Blair Witch Project'; my favourite book is 'The Hammer of Witches'...

Please accept the above as my entries. Thank you!

Aliya D.

kristinemarie7 said...

Please enter me!
+1 I've added it to my blog.
+3 I enjoy stories about the Salem Witch Trials and really enjoyed the book, Wicked.

kristinemarie7 at

Anonymous said...

thanks for the opportunity to read this book....
always enjoyed watching 'bewitched' on TV

karen k

Jill said...

+1 I became a follower
+1 email address:
buckfamily (at) ptd (dot) net
+3 I really enjoyed Kim Harrison's series about Rachel Morgan (up until the 7th book, that one kind of dragged for me but I did finish it) and The Witch Of Blackbird Pond was a book i loved in elelmtary school and have kept around to reread every few years or so.

This book looks so interesting. I'll be crossing my fingers and maybe twitching my nose!


Anita Yancey said...

Sounds very interesting. Please enter me. Thanks!


CupK8 said...

Yano, I thought I was already following you, but I wasn't, so now I am. :P

I also posted this Tweet:

My favorite witch story will always be Macbeth. The recent Folger Shakespeare production (co-directed by Teller of Penn & Teller) has the creepiest witches EVAR. It's not nearly as cool on DVD as it was live, I hear, but it still freaked me out. And, on a completely different note, Wicked is pretty amazing - different view of witches, but yeah. Also L. Frank Baum's original Oz books - witches galore!

CupK8 - mcdchick923 at gmail dot com

CherylS22 said...

+1 - I'd enjoy reading this book. Please enter me.
+1 - I just became a follower
+3 - My favorite witches are those in the Harry Potter books & movies.

Thanks ~ megalon22{at}yahoo{dot}com

~The Book Pixie said...

This is a great contest! Count me in.

+1 comment with name and email
+1 became follower
+3 The Leland Sisters series by Marissa Doyle


twifanheather said...
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twifanheather said...

+1 I became a follower!
+2 I tweeted! (_heatheranne_)
+3 Some of my favorite witch movies are The Covenant, Practical Magic, and Hocus Pocus!
(email address in profile)

Bethie said...

Please count me in. Thanks for the chance.

lizzi0915 at aol dot com

Amy said...

I'm not sure if you're giveaway is over so just in case :o)
This book sounds like a great one inspiring but sad.
+1 I'm a new follower (& look forward to reading your posts)
+3 the best witch stories for me are The Harry Potter series but The Wizrd of Oz is a great one! And as a young girl I enjoyed a book called The Witch of Blackbird Pond and read it several times!

Thanks for a wonderful giveaway!

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