Mary Elizabeth Chapman's world is turned upside down when her father announces they are going to the
with their congregation. Things are not easy for the Separatists in , but it's home. Holland
William Lytton is urged by his mentor to travel to the
New World where his carpentry skills will be a valuable
asset and his past will be unknown. He's been taught well and has an excellent reputation, but he wants nothing to do with God.
When the two young people meet on board the Mayflower, sparks fly. Yet Mary Elizabeth feels guilty because he's not part of their congregation. Her father would never agree to a match with those they call, "Strangers."
Will they ever have a chance at love? For that matter, will they survive the journey to the
New World and
the troubles that await them?
Kimberley Woodhouse is a new-to-me author. I thoroughly enjoyed the mix of history and fiction. It made me grateful for those hardy souls, who braved unspeakable hardship to settle this country. She also shared her research and how she went about writing this book. It was a fascinating behind-the-scenes story.
I'll be looking for more of her stories. 5 stars for the Mayflower Bride.
Disclaimer: Neither the author nor the publisher paid me for a favorable review. All opinions expressed are mine and mine alone.
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