“The Mayflower Bride” by Kimberley Woodhouse is a novel from The Daughters of the Mayflower series. This novel is set in 1620’s as we follow the Separatists as they travel from Holland to the New World. Mary Elizabeth Chapman is the heroine of this story as she travels with her family to start a new life. She is scared, doesn’t want to go, but is a strong woman and had to accede for her family’s sake.
William Lytton is part of the voyage also and has been hired as a cooper and as a scribe for the contributing companies, journaling the exploits of the group.
The voyage is very rough as they cross the Atlantic and many are lost to disease. Those left are committed to making a go of their settlement. Many characters who actually were voyagers are mentioned in this book and the author obviously spent a great deal of time researching this time period and this particular voyage.
Although this book was well written, it did not capture my attention well. I am not particularly fond of this period of history and so that perhaps colored my opinions.
I received a complimentary copy of this book from Barbour Publishing and was under no obligation to post a review.