In colonial Massachussetts, a young woman named Martha Allen is forced to take work as a servant in her cousin's home. Unwed and, at 19, near spinsterhood, Martha takes charge of the neglected home, locking wills with everyone around her—including a hired worker whose stubbornness matches her own.
Thomas Carrier is dogged by an aura of dangerousness and rumors about his past as a soldier in England. Martha gradually comes to know him and hear pieces of his story, and her interest and trust in him grows. As they begin to fall in love, back in London Charles II assembles a crew of assassins to sail to the New World. Their mission is to hunt down and kill the man who executed King Charles I. . . .
Both a love story and a story of courage and independence, THE WOLVES OF ANDOVER proves Kent's ability to craft powerful stories of family from the dramatic background of America's earliest days.