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?
Join the adventure as the Daughters of the Mayflower series begins with The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse.
More to come in the Daughters of the Mayflower series:
The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1620 Atlantic Ocean (February 2018)
The Pirate Bride by Kathleen Y’Barbo – set 1725 New Orleans (April 2018)
The Captured Bride by Michelle Griep – set 1760 during the French and Indian War (June 2018)
The Patriot Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse – set 1774 Philadelphia (August 2018)
The Cumberland Bride by Shannon McNear – set 1794 on the Wilderness Road (October 2018)
The Liberty Bride by MaryLu Tyndall – set 1814 Baltimore (December 2018)
In this exciting first entry in Barbour's planned 18-book multi-author Daughters of the Mayflower series, Woodhouse tells the thrilling story of the Mayflower's journey to North America in 1620. Mary Elizabeth Chapman signs up to travel with a Protestant separatist group leaving England in order to practice their faith without persecution. Upon boarding the Mayflower, she meets the mysterious carpenter William Lytton, who seeks a new life without the hindrances of his past. But when a man from the Virginia Company asks William to become an agent for the company in the New World by scouting out potential business ventures, his allegiance to the religious exiles is tested. The ship sets sail from Plymouth, England and continues for two stormy months across the Atlantic. Though Woodhouse doesn't hide the difficulties and tragedies of the historic voyage, the simmering romance between Mary Elizabeth and William alleviates the claustrophobia of shipboard life and dire human conditions. Faith elements are strong as Mary Elizabeth doubts her faith and William's faith is born. With this action-packed tale, Woodhouse properly kicks off this series centered on major events of American history. Agency: Steve Laube Agency.
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The Mayflower Bride
Excellent story. It was wonderful to get the history lesson at the end and also the connection to people we knew or at least knew about. Thank You.
The mayflower bride
A great book. It makes you realize the hardship that occurred during that time and the great faith that they had. Reminding us that we should be so thankful no matter how little we have as we are richly blessed by his presence in our lives.
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.
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