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In 1620, Mary Elizabeth is a separatist who travels with her family on the Speedwell ship anticipating a better life in the New World. The Virginia Company offers a large sum of money to William Lytton to secretly keep an eye on company interests in the new colony. He is a carpenter travels on the Mayflower ship seeking opportunities to succeed in the New World. Storms cause rough sailing travels and upon arrival the people are weak and the food is scarce. Mary Elizabeth must face the spring planting and unknown natives, while William could be labeled a traitor and expelled. Will they both make it in the new world?
Number of Pages: 256
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
|Dimensions: 8.38 X 5.50 (inches)|
Series: Daughters of the Mayflower
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 succeedand 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 YBarbo 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)â·
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)
You can connect with Kimberley at: www.kimberleywoodhouse.com and www.facebook.com/KimberleyWoodhouseAuthor
"I found the history fascinating and woven into the story such a way that it brought the characters to life and kept me turning the pages. . . .I highly recommend The Mayflower Bride."
Tracie Peterson, bestselling author of over one hundred books, including the Heart of the Frontier series
A marvelous feat. Through The Mayflower Bride, Kimberley Woodhouse has woven a tender tale of love and endurance through a rich historical tapestry. What an inspiring tribute to the hope that filled those men and womens sails and to the courage that buoyed them through their storms.
Jocelyn Green, award-winning author of A Refuge Assured
Master story teller Kimberley Woodhouse seamlessly interweaves historical fact, heart-warming fiction, and her signature dash of suspense as she launches the Daughters of the Mayflower Series. The tremendous courage and faith of these characters will stay with you long after the last page is turned.
Becca Whitham, ECPA best-selling author of The Cowboy's Bride Collection and co-author of The Promise Bride
Rich and rewarding! The Mayflower Bride will captivate you from beginning to end. A must read!
Judith Miller, award-winning author of The Chapel Car Bride
"What happens when legitimate history meets fiction? A story like The Mayflower Bride, thats what! Make room on your "keepers shelf" for this one because youll want to read it again and again!"
Loree Lough, bestselling author of 115 award-winning novels, including reviewer favorite 50 Hours
A beautiful homage to the passengers of the Mayflower who braved the unknown and endured incredible hardships to settle in the New World. This tale of tragedy and triumph, interlaced with a sweet romance, masterfully illustrates the tenacious faith of our ancestors who sailed to these shores so long ago.
Connilyn Cossette, Christy Award nominated and CBA bestselling author of the Out from Egypt Series
â·Rich in history and shot through with adventure and faith, The Mayflower Bride is a beautifully woven tale sure to enthrall readers from page one!
Roseanna M. White, bestselling author of the Ladies of the Manor Series
vics495484 Stars Out Of 5History comes to life!February 17, 2018vics49548Quality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4This is a must read for lovers of historical fiction. Author Kimberley Woodhouse skillfully weaves well researched historical facts into her heart-warming tale in such a way that the past comes to life, as do her characters as they change and grow.
Reading what these pilgrims had to endure, along with many twists and turns, will keep you turning the pages. It certainly took great faith to do the things necessary to survive. The price they paid was high indeed.
For those looking for some romance, you won't be disappointed with the tenderness displayed in this story. Well worth reading!
I received a complimentary copy of this book but was not required to leave a review.
RHOhioAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5historical readFebruary 16, 2018RHOhioAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4The Mayflower Bride, written by Kimberley Woodhouse, is book 1 of the Daughters of the Mayflower.
I was excited to read it because Woodhouse was going to incorporate true historical happenings with fiction. And who doesn't like the history behind the Mayflower.
My favorite character, William Lytton. He's a boy that came from literally nothing and yet wanted to go to the new world to start a new life.
My biggest complaint sounds kind of petty, but I think there was a great mix of historical facts mixed in which I wanted, but they almost felt like a lot of information dumps or a ton of narrative when I prefer a lot of dialogue. May be a personal preference, but it's what held me back from giving it a higher rating.
I was given a copy of the book by the publisher. All thoughts and comments are my own.
Melissa4 Stars Out Of 5HistoryFebruary 16, 2018MelissaQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The story is filled with history and characters that take the reader back to a time of long ago. From crossing the water in a leaky boat, to deathly illness, to keeping a family together despite circumstances and possibly finding love along the way, this story is exciting and heartwarming. I look forward to reading more from this author.
Ladybug19695 Stars Out Of 5Love & Adventure on the way to the New World!February 15, 2018Ladybug1969Quality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5Great book about the very beginning of America! The Mayflower adventure comes alive with Kimberley Woodhouse's telling of the voyage. Historical fiction is a great way to learn history and to make that history real. Kimberley lets us see inside the minds of several characters as they journey to the New World. Tragedy, love, friendships and more abound on the pages of this book!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
RosieAge: Over 65Gender: Female5 Stars Out Of 5Great Historical NovelFebruary 15, 2018RosieAge: Over 65Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5The Mayflower Bride
by Kimberley Woodhouse
Kimberley Woodhouse in a new author to me and one I will be looking for again. I enjoy historical fiction that is well researched, in that, The Mayflower Bride exceeded my expectations.The book began with an extensive list of characters designated as factual or fictional and a glossary of terms that I did refer to more than once during my reading.
The story begins as Mary Elizabeth Chapman and her best friend Dorothy Raynsford are eavesdropping on a meeting of Separatist elders as they planned their voyage to the New World. Dorothy was excited for the adventure while Mary Elizabeth was terrified by the unknown and all the risks it involved.
The journey was more harrowing than anyone had imagined. The author did a great job of portraying the sickness aboard the Mayflower, the endless days and nights of struggle and heartbreak of so many lives lost in the hope of finding freedom. During this journey as Mary Elizabeth tends to the needs of many sick and dying friends, including her own father and her best friend, she finds strength and courage she had not known she possessed.
William Lytton, an orphaned Stranger, gained passage on the Mayflower looking for a chance to prove his worth as a carpenter. Before he sets sail the Virginia Company hirers William to keep an accurate accounting of the journey to protect their interests. William was pleased they had placed their trust in him and is faithful in his record keeping.
During the arduous journey, William begins to seek the faith and peace the Separatists display and wonders if he would be found worthy of the brown eyed beauty who nurses the sick.
My emotions went from high to low and back again as read this book. I thought the Mayflower would never reach land and then when it did, I wondered if anyone would live to start the colony, in other words, I felt very much a part of this journey.
I will not give away the delightful ending.
Very well done, Kimberley Woodhouse!
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review. This is my own honest opinion.