Title: The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1)
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Release Date: February 1, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction (1620)
Publisher: Barbour Books
Format: eBook (also available in paperback)
Note: I received a free eBook copy of this novel through NetGalley. I have chosen to write this review to express my personal opinion.
About the book:
Can a religious separatist and an opportunistic spy make it in the New World?
A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees.
Mary Elizabeth Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 as a Separatist seeking a better life in the New World. William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter looking for opportunities to succeed—and he may have found one when a man from the Virginia Company offers William a hefty sum to keep a stealth eye on company interests in the new colony. The season is far too late for good sailing and storms rage, but reaching land is no better as food is scarce and the people are weak. Will Mary Elizabeth survive to face the spring planting and unknown natives? Will William be branded a traitor and expelled?
This is an incredible historical novel!
The author starts by explaining which characters are fictional. I really appreciate that information. I found these characters very well developed and easy to connect with as the story progressed. At times I found myself verbally counseling William, the male lead, in how I felt he needed to deal with situations and people.
I had learned the story of the Mayflower in school. The story of these brave people came alive in this wonderful book. It is no longer just dry history facts. The people became more real to me. Their fears and heartaches were easy to take on personally while reading.
I’m giving this fantastic story a rating of 5 stars. I have to highly recommend it. It is a marvelous way to go back and refresh your mind about history. I am really looking forward to reading the rest of the books in this series.
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