The Heretic's Daughter was an eye opening tale based loosely off of the ancestor to Kathleen Kent (the author). The story is told by Sarah, the daughter and narrator, who takes it upon herself to share the story of her family, but more importantly, her mother.
Set in the early colonial times of Massachusetts, Sarah's mother, Martha Carrier is accused of being a witch because of her outspoken nature around town. The family struggles to save her even if Martha's defense is not to admit any guilt from those who seeked to accuse her. This is such an interesting woven tale of the bond between family, the strength to stand up for what is right, and the karma that seeks to teach them all a lesson.
I suggest picking this book up. It is a light read that will leave you speechless til the end. A constant reminder of a no-so-proud history and the realization that we are all human.