Her first two books, twisting history with mysticism, traced back through Kent's own heritage, who is a tenth-generation descendant of her heroine Martha Carrier. Check out The Wolves of Andover Behind the Book by Kent, whose research is only second to her lovely prose in crafting a memorable story.
Middle Bayou is reportedly set in 19th-century Texas. It continues with Kent's gift for mixing history with legend (or perhaps superstition) as it includes pirates, buried treasure and murder. Not to mention it features another tough female protagonist, which sounds like Kent at her best.
Are you excited for Kent's next book? What is your favorite so far?