Monday, March 3, 2014
ROANOKE the lost colony by Angela Elwell Hunt
Jocelyn White finds herself, again her will, leaving for America aboard a ship with her Uncle, John White, and cousin Eleanor and her husband, leaving her father behind who is ready to die. She is a stubborn, rebellious, independent and beautiful young lady who will be severely tested throughout her life. She will make a hasty marriage to Thomas Coleman, a minister fleeing England for reasons you will not find out till later in the book. As Jocelyn is told, "love is a decision and today you have both made it. Trust God to do the rest", Jocelyn will have to do A LOT of trusting and leaning on the Lord, because at times I wanted to scream at her husband. He was SO messed up in his mind about love, marriage and pretty much everything in between, that I didn't think I could ever come to like this man. It was a story of endurance for all the colonists and I found myself caught up in their lives and wanting to know more about them. An excellent book on a part of history that we will never know for sure what exactly did happened.
There are more stories in this series and I definitely think they also would be worth reading. This story left off at a place that I can see and hope the next book picks up with. If you are interested in history and don't mind a little fiction thrown in, you will enjoy this book a great deal.
Posted by Judy Glidden