The Death Doll By K. D. Carter
Multi-volume author, K. D. Carter introduces us to her historical fiction book, set in the American colonies, “The Death Doll”:
In the summer of 1692, the infamous Salem witch trials were underway in Massachusetts Colony, North America. Meanwhile, a new Governor was appointed over New Hampshire colony, but his only interest was the land he felt entitled to. Citizens of Durham, New Hampshire, were losing property they’d farmed for years. It was a dangerous time to come to the Colonies, but Kate Tremont had no choice. Having lost her father and her home in Kingston, Jamaica, she sailed to Durham, New Hampshire to stay with her only living relative – William Stoddard, a farmer and devout Puritan. William demands obedience and conformity if Kate wants to stay, but that’s not the worst of it. Kate finds that enemies are easier to make than friends when she gives a doll to a child. When her act of kindness is twisted and used against her, Kate learns that evil happens when good people get angry!
Katie Tremont makes a logical choice, but she winds up jumping from the frying pan into the fire. What a long and difficult jump that turns out to be.
Author Carter has written a wonderful book. I love historical fiction and this genre is my third favorite to read. I really enjoy learning what life was like in other times and places. I think that partially stems from my trip to Europe in my college years. I know that people are basically the same no matter when or where you go.
Carter excels at painting a realistic picture of daily living, the scenes and dialogue ring with authenticity. The characters are easily distinguishable and very much alive.
This is an excellent read and quite enjoyable. I give “The Death Doll” a score of 4.9 stars.
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Tags: hist-fic, fiction, suspense, mystery, thriller
Copyright © 2020 Mark L. Schultz except for the author’s introduction
5/10/2020 11:16:24 pm
Thank you for your enthusiastic review! It's always a pleasure to hear that people enjoy my writing. I also enjoy reading historical fiction. One of the earliest I remember is "My Enemy, the Queen" by Victoria Holt. I was about 15 when I first read it. I've read historical fiction from all time periods, but I also enjoy reading actual history. The Salem Witch Trials are a disturbing time in American History, and sadly some of today's events mirror that time. It's the biggest reason I wrote "The Death Doll," if we don't learn from history we'll end up repeating it.
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