Full of romance, high adventure and the tale of a fledgling colony, To Have and to Hold offers a mix of memorable characters living in Jamestown, Virginia. When a boat of brides-to-be arrives at port, Captain Percy gets more than he bargains for when he marries Lady Jocelyn Leigh. A ruthless English nobleman, a cast of settlers, pirates and more all make for a captivating tale of intrigue. This republished edition is enhanced with Christian worldview assumptions and the glory of a husband for his wife. 429 pages, hardcover with dust jacket.
Format: Hardcover Number of Pages: 429 Vendor: Vision Forum Inc Publication Date: 2006
ISBN: 0978755936 ISBN-13: 9780978755935 Availability: In Stock
1900. Johnston, an American novelist, wrote books that combine romance with history. She is chiefly remembered for To Have and to Hold, a story of colonial Virginia, and its successor, Audrey. The book begins: The work of the day being over, I sat down upon my doorstep, pipe in hand, to rest awhile in the cool of the evening. Death is not more still than is this Virginian land in the hour when the sun has sunk away, and it is black beneath the trees, and the stars brighten slowly and softly, one by one. The birds that sing all day have hushed, and the horned owls, the monster frogs, and that strange ominous fowl (if fowl it be, and not, as some assert, a spirit damned) which we English call the whippoorwill, are yet silent. Later the wolf will howl and the panther scream, but now there is no sound. The winds are laid, and the restless leaves droop and are quiet. The low lap of the water among the reeds is like the breathing of one who sleeps in his watch beside the dead. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.