Jan. 22, 2018

The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse, #1 Daughters of the Mayflower

*** 3 stars

First Novel of Series Over-Hyped


Sadly, this is a book that did not live up to the great hype that preceded it. I am usually a fan of prologues and glossaries and such in the front of a book, but I thought this book was never going to start. There was just too much extraneous information, and I was tired before it began.

Mary Elizabeth Chapman,17, travels across the ocean with her father and her younger brother, David. She is fortunate enough to have her good friend, Dorothy along on the adventure as well.

Mary Elizabeth finds herself attracted to William Lytton, well-known for his carpentry skills. Unfortunately, Lytton is a Stranger. Thus we have a romance with obstacles.

 Many trials await the Mayflower travelers. These were portrayed accurately if not compellingly. Woodhouse goes to great lengths to be sure her account is factual. She has done extensive research and it shows.

Surprisingly, there was more added material at the end. By this time, I felt like I had read a thinly disguised textbook. 

I received a copy of this book from Netgalley. I also bought a copy. All opinions are solely my own and no positive review was required.