It sent me searching for more historical facts a few times, as I wanted to know more! One person found this helpful. The settling of the New World was bound to be a clash of two cultures. One wanting to protect their world and a way of life tied closely to the land, animals, and their spiritual beliefs. The Other cultures, rich in world views which encouraged European man to spread their religious beliefs and economic necessity to an unsuspecting people. The results of this conflict will lead to the creation of a nation destined to lead the free world.
However, the clash of cultures still has open wounds to be healed.
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I really love Angela Hunt's books. She is my favorite or one of my favorite Christian authors. I have never read a book of hers that has not been good. You can make your own deductions from this. Well written and compelling, this series stays close to historical fact while bringing to life the characters in a way that even 21st-century readers can relate to. I love historical fiction and this is among the best. Great saga historically accurate with characters that come alive. It was so intriguing, I have purchased book 2 and book 3 which I am almost finished reading.
These books are long so you get your money's worth. I am thoroughly enjoying this series.
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The characters are realistic, with all their strengths and weaknesses. I would recommend it to anyone who likes historical fiction. I enjoyed this book as it continued the story started in book 1. Not a 5 rating because a map of the area of this tale would have given a visual that I like while reading. I would give it a higher rating if she had not spent so much of the book preaching the Bible.
The story was good, the facts accurate and the characters engaging but I found the constant preaching a distraction. I still recommend this author and her "Keepers of the rings" series to a few of my friends. See all 48 reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 6 months ago. Published 8 months ago. Published 1 year ago. Published on August 25, Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more about Amazon Giveaway. Jamestown The Keepers of the Ring Book 2.
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Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. I got this book because I know there are several theories about the missing colony of Roanoke, and because I like history.
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This book is interesting from a historical point of view, but just so depressing. Of course I knew there would not be a happy-ever-after for these colonists and that life would be hard, but it seemed like there was so little joy in life for them. The book is long, the author really fleshed out a story that had little eye witness account information about it, other than the first few months in the colony. At times I got tired with the length of the book and the sadness of the story, but kept reading it because I wanted to find out how the author would explain the missing colony.
She made her theory very plausible, and left 3 survivors to continue on to the next book in the series. I gained some insight into the Puritan religious thoughts and how those beliefs affected nearly every aspect of their life in this new world. Angela Hunt is a great storyteller and writer, and I enjoyed some of her other books much more than this one. But really it is not her fault that the subject matter was so sad. She was bold to tackle this story! I really wanted to like this book. I generally will lap up any kind of historical fiction but rarely romance , but I wish I hadn't bought this book.
The historical setting is interesting -- the "lost colony" of Roanoke -- but the writing is pretty amateur. The story centers on the main character, Jocelyn, and her relationship with Thomas Colman, a minister. But really, they could be two modern kids in middle school. On the ship's journey to America, there is a constant theme as often occurs in middle schoolers of "oh, I asked so-and-so, and he said he likes you" and such.
If it weren't so childish, it might even be funny. The narrative is laden with too many adjectives a really basic writing error and the dialogue is stilted even for that time period. If I have to read one more time that the colonists didn't wear stiff Elizabethan collars, I'm going to throw the book across the room oh, it's a Kindle book, so maybe I shouldn't! And the lack of historical authenticity as others have noted really grates on the reader as well. The author created believable characters to go with real names of some of the people who colonized Roanoke, Virginia in the late 's.
The novel starts out like a romantic, marriage-of-convenience story but things get progressively darker - the minister Thomas treats his young wife Jocelyn so badly that I began to wonder if their relationship could ever be redeemed. Towards the end of this lengthy novel, there's little hope that anything about the story can be redeemed as one main character after another meets a miserable end. There are various theories online about the disappearance of the little colony of Roanoke, and the author seems to have chosen the most sordid, depressing option.
The storylines the author creates for the colonists are mostly disheartening, as well.
To give the author credit, though, Angela Hunt researched her characters well, and most of the history checked out with a quick Google search, so I feel like I learned some things. This was a well-written book with well-developed characters, and it held my interest enough to finish it even after I realized that no one's story would turn out well. If happily-ever-after endings are not a priority for you, you might enjoy this history lesson dressed up in fiction.
While no one really knows anything about the fate of the colony at Roanoke, this author has a very good imagination and has undoubtedly taken great pains in researching the story as far as it can be researched. I felt like I was there; at the house when her father died; in the office when her uncle bartered her in marriage to a young man that had a strange outlook on life; in the hold of the during the voyage over the ocean from England to the New World, helping to tend to the sick; helping the struggling village as they attempted to build homes in a hostile environment; and finally watching as they sent their children to the refuge of the only boat to try to save them.
This was an exceptional historical romance, and I would definitely recommend it for anyone to read. Compelling story chock full of historical details that kept me turning the pages, this book could potentially be a great TV mini-series. I appreciated that the author tried to stay true to the historical account. My issue with this book, however, is that the fictional part of the story lacked hope. While there were a few sweet moments throughout, it seemed as if the worst possible outcome always happened and that almost every prayer of the colonists' went unanswered.
The despair I felt as I read through the story weighed me down like a dark, heavy cloud. I am not sure why I finished it except for wanting to know the outcome of some of the characters. For this reason I can only give this book 3 stars. One person found this helpful. The story was a little predictable in that it was an historical event. However, the true happenings and reason for the disappearance of the entire colony are still unknown.
These individuals were living under a Puritanical minister whose beliefs and morals were severe. The characters were well-drawn and I looked forward to reading about their adventures, mishaps, and determination to survive. My own genealogical search into my own ancestors in early Virginia only helped to stoke my interest in this time period. See all reviews. Most recent customer reviews. Published 11 days ago. Published 1 month ago. Published 2 months ago. Published 3 months ago. An intriguing novel with historical roots that I had never heard of even through I have studied lots of US colonial history.