The Mayflower Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower (book 1) - eBook
The Mayflower Bride: Daughters of the Mayflower (book 1) - eBook  -     By: Kimberley Woodhouse
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Format: DRM Free ePub
Vendor: Barbour Publishing
Publication Date: 2018
ISBN: 9781683224211
ISBN-13: 9781683224211
Series: Daughters of the Mayflower

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  1. Johnnie Lu Stephens
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    E xciting Historical Christian Fiction!
    February 24, 2018
    Johnnie Lu Stephens
    Age: 55-65
    Gender: Female
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Mayflower Bride #1.
    Mary Elizabeth and her family are Separatists aboard the Mayflower headed for a new life in a new world. William is also on board the Mayflower, but not for the same reason. He was hired to keep an eye on and record the ship's progress for the Virginia Company. He was an orphan who grew up on the streets, and a Stranger, one who is not a Separatist and not to be trusted. During the voyage of poor diet, filth, disease, and death Mary Elizabeth and William fall in love. William also desired to learn more about the God Mary Elizabeth and her family trusted in. But when William was accused of being a spy it looked like their courtship would come to an end and he would be sent back to England. Although historically accurate, the author embellishes to create an exciting tale of hardship and romance found then almost lost.

    This is a book that makes one ponder the lives of those who sacrificed so much for a better future for themselves and, ultimately, the great country in which we now live.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.
  2. Mark
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    great read
    February 22, 2018
    Mark
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Mayflower Bride #1.
    Admittedly, this book may not fall into my normal reading material.....but when a favorite author and a very nice all around lady asked me if I wanted a copy, what was I supposed to say? Of course I said yes, with no reservations of whether I would like it or not.

    I have read the story many times of the Mayflower and those who settled here from that ship, and have even read a few fictionalized accounts of it. Kimberly does the story great justice, and adds several fictionalized characters to the story.

    There are a lot of great characters in the book, but I found myself liking the hero of the story most of all, William. Orphaned very young, turned out into the street at the age of nine, and then raised from the age of 13 by a godly man, William has had a rough life. His passage on the Mayflower paid by his benefactor before he died, this hardened young man is hoping for a better future.

    As with any book of this type, there is of a course a romance at the center of it all, and I found myself rooting for it to work out as people became sick and died all around the couple falling in love.

    It has been years since I have read of the Mayflower and those who settled here in those early days, and Kimberly did a great job of retelling that story while spinning fictional characters and events around the historical facts and people.

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading The Mayflower Bride. I enjoyed reading again the historical events and enjoyed the romance and stories of the fictional characters. It also helped renew my appreciation for our freedoms and for those who helped found our country. Although this wasn't my favorite genre' of suspense, I found it difficult to put the book down when I needed to go back to work from my break. It is definitely worth reading.

    And might I add, I met the author a couple of years ago, and she is indeed a lovely lady inside and out, and a great author.
  3. daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    3 Stars Out Of 5
    Very clean Christian book
    February 21, 2018
    daischop
    Chattanooga, TN
    Age: 35-44
    Gender: female
    Quality: 0
    Value: 0
    Meets Expectations: 0
    This review was written for The Mayflower Bride #1.
    The cover of this story drew me in, while the story and plot pulled me in to open the pages.

    The writer, I believe, did a good job in describing the boat and the situation that Mary Elizabeth's family and friend encountered, and her blossoming interest in William. The same could be said for William.

    The one thing I did notice is that twice we were given the story of William's background, which the one time, at the beginning when he met the fellow whom he would working on documentation of the pilgrims. Then later in the story, it's regurgitated again, albeit worded different, but the same gist of the background.

    While I enjoyed the story, I believe that it is perfect for a teenage audience. It is very clean and wholesome, and I could see myself reading this voraciously as a pre-teen. Historically it did we, despite a few hiccups here and there, that gives one a moment to pause.

    The only thing I didn't like is the quality of the book, and that is not a knock against the writer. The publisher did an awesome job with the book cover, front and back. It speaks quality and is on par with some of the big name publishers, such as Bethany House and Thomas Nelson, to name a few. However, the pages within is where the quality went down. The font is large and the words go too close to the edge of the pages. It felt like it was hovering on a large print book. As a print designer, the lack of breathability around the page almost made me put down the book. But, the author deserved a better opportunity than to throw it away on poor layout.

    All in all, I think it was a good book.

    I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher, Barbour Books. All opinions are my own.
  4. Rndmaas
    5 Stars Out Of 5
    Through Faith All Things Are Possible.
    February 20, 2018
    Rndmaas
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Mayflower Bride #1.
    This book by Kimberly Woodhouse is remarkably descriptive and realistic. This story about Mary Elizabeth and William on their voyage to the new world makes you feel like you accompanied them on the ship. All the misfortune and illness that plagues their friends and family will make you cry for them. You can feel their emotions as they grow closer together and grow in their faith in God.

    Their trip to the new world has many stops and starts as one catastrophe after another befalls the ship provided to take them on their voyage. They finally all must crowd together on the Mayflower. The overcrowding makes the food and supplies insufficient for the long voyage and many suffer because of it.

    The historical reality can be felt deeply as you take the journey through this story. You will not be disappointed with this book,
  5. Linny
    4 Stars Out Of 5
    The Mayflower Bride
    February 19, 2018
    Linny
    Quality: 5
    Value: 5
    Meets Expectations: 5
    This review was written for The Mayflower Bride #1.
    Good, clean, Christian book about a young girl coming over to America aboard the Mayflower and finds love. "i received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review."
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