The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (The Daughters of the Mayflower) {Review}

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The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse (The Daughters of the Mayflower) {Review}The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse
Series: The Daughters of the Mayflower #1

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ISBN: 9781683224198
Genres: Christian Historical Fiction
Published by Barbour Books on February 1, 2018
Pages: 256
Format: ARC, eARC
Source: Barbour Books
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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?

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.

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Available February 2018
Setting: Atlantic Ocean and Massachusetts Bay Colony, 1620
Notable Events: The Voyage of The Mayflower

Years ago, I started reading an incredible series for a review project including American’ Dream, which includes four stories of girl-hood journeys in our American history. The first of which was called Sarah’s New World which was a story of a young girl’s journey on the Mayflower across the great ocean to the shores of the colonies. As I started into turning the pages upon The Mayflower Bride, my mind was sent back to how I enjoyed reading Sarah’s New World years ago. I actually even retrieved the book from my shelf and handed it to my eight year old advanced reader and said here, have a fun read for school. Her eyes lit up as she knew she was going on an adventure and one to share with me as I read my book and she read hers. The entire Sisters in Time series is available on Kindle as eBooks (both as the reprint omnibus and single story editions) and I truly hope to collect them all for my girls to read in their homeschool studies.

While, I’m familiar with the name of Kimberley Woodhouse and know I’ve got here with a Tracie Peterson book around here somewhere, this is the first time that I have really dived into a book of her own solo. I’m always nervous when it comes to introducing myself to a new-to-me author of Christian Historical Fiction and intrigued at the same time.

In my own genealogical history, I know that we have claim to members of ancestry being on the Mayflower and so on of ships. We’ve been on the American continent for ages, and perhaps it is because of this that I often find these books of Christian Historical Fiction of special interest. This story is about a girl, a young woman with quite the spirit and personality, her name is Mary Elizabeth. And then, of course, a young man of a rough past, William.

Reading this story, coming in with my own knowledge and attention to detail, it is apparent that Kimberley Woodhouse has indeed done her research and provided a vivid tale of the times. The opening notes really set the background and while I’ll read this series for fun as that is the kind of person I am, I fully intend to set these aside to be a feature in our high school studies as I bring my girls back around to study to earliest in American history days once again. This is a great book for a read, as well as a good resource for homeschool living literature.

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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)

 

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About Kimberley Woodhouse

Kimberley Woodhouse is an award-winning and bestselling author of more than fifteen fiction and nonfiction books. A popular speaker and teacher, she’s shared her theme of “Joy Through Trials” with more than half a million people across the country at more than 2,000 events. Kim and her incredible husband of twenty-five-plus years have two adult children. She’s passionate about music and Bible study and loves the gift of story.
You can connect with Kimberley at: www.kimberleywoodhouse.com

Kimberley’s Daughters of the Mayflower Books:
The Mayflower Bride
The Patriot Bride

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