The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1) by Kimberley Woodhouse

The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1)

A New Series Begins for Lovers of History, Adventure, Romance, and Ancestry A brand new series for fans of all things related to history, romance, adventure, faith, and family trees. Mary Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 as a Separatist seeking a better life in the New World. William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter looking for opportunities to succeed—and he may have found one when a man from the Virginia Company offers Willi...

Details The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1)

TitleThe Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1)
Release DateFeb 1st, 2018
PublisherBarbour Books
GenreHistorical, Historical Fiction, Christian Fiction, Christian, Romance

Reviews The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1)

  • Hannah
    Preliminary thoughts:I liked Mary and William as characters and enjoyed the descriptions of what they faced on the Speedwell and the Mayflower. Jarring historical errors:—Pneumonia: Not only were the symptoms and treatment and the statistics of fatality off, pneumonia wasn’t even discovered and named until 1881—Washing one’s mouth out with soap as a treatment of swearing: First, there wasn’t bar soap as we know it. Most soap was “brow...
  • Jocelyn Green
    A marvelous feat. Through The Mayflower Bride, Kimberley Woodhouse has woven a tender tale of love and endurance through a rich historical tapestry. The momentous voyage and landing takes on new depths of meaning through every carefully crafted page. What an inspiring tribute to the hope that filled those men and women’s sails, and to the courage that buoyed them through their storms.
  • Staci
    The lovely cover is what drew me first to this novel. Then when I saw it was a series starting with the crossing of the Mayflower, be still my historical loving heart!The author does a fabulous job of setting up the story in the introductory comments to the reader. Likewise, the afterward provides additional details about what was Fiction and which parts were fact in the afterward. I especially loved reading about some famous descendants from tho...
  • Kellyn Roth
    4.5 starsOriginal Review:That was a great book! Made me remember how much I love about the Mayflower story. It was extremely well-researched, which I appreciated because I apparently know everything about the Mayflower. (That awkward moment when you suddenly realize you know everything about a historic event and you had no idea?)Also, finishing it on Thanksgiving was picture-perfect because it reminds me of Thanksgiving even though the first Than...
  • Julie Carpenter
    I've often wondered what it would be like to live during some of the more famous events from history. Not that I necessarily want to live during some of those events but just wondering about the people who did live during those events. I have several ancestors who have been in some amazing parts of history, reading some of the stories that have been kept about those events have been neat. One of my favorite movies is based on the book, North and ...
  • Dana Michael
    I love history. This book was filled with actual hisrtorical events and it is fascinating. This author did her research. I can't even imagine being on the Mayflower and experiencing all the hardships that they endured. These pilgrims were Faith filled people and knew God had called them to this new land. The story uses fictional characters as for the hero and heroine and the romance was so sweet. What I loved the most besides the history and roma...
  • Yvette
    Faith, hunger, hardship, sickness, loss, and grief are strong threads through this story, though they failed to engage me as a reader. The mixing of the fictional leads, however, with the historical figures was well done. I found I quite liked the portrayals of Miles Standish, John Alden, and especially Priscilla Mullins. The fictional characters did not fare so well and I found I had little sympathy or liking for them.As a draft, this would be f...
  • Missy
    I received this book from NetGalley and Barbour Publishing, and thank you Kimberly Woodhouse for writing it. My goodness the perils the first colonists endured to get religious freedom. Which in turn caused me to not want to put this book down. The story is about Mary Elizabeth Chapman, her brother, and father,. It also follows the lives of her best friend Dorothy, and William Lytton - a carpenter on the Mayflower. The ships encounter setbacks, i...
  • Karen
    "We are persecuted, but not forsaken; cast downe, but we perish not."After reading this book about the 'Separatists'--the group we commonly call the Pilgrims--I find myself very thankful, like Mary Elizabeth, for all the seemingly small things that I take for granted. Clean water, fresh fruit and vegetables, a warm house, and clean clothes. This group was amazing in their zeal for worshipping God as they believed from their Bible study, leaving e...
  • Trisha Robertson (Joy of Reading)
    See full review at: The characters will take a hold of your heart, in this deeply poignant story. I was glued to the pages of this story, even though I know the history of the Mayflower, and have read journal accounts of those on board. Kimberley Woodhouse breathes new life into the history of not only the Mayflower but also the beginnings of what would become the United States of America.This eloquent sto...
  • Wanda Maynard
    I love reading about history, and this story opens with a bang! Historical novels just make my day, especially when I can read about these wonderful characters from the past, and especially about our new world and how it all began, and how they seemed to come to life before my very eyes. Even if some of them are fictional, they seemed so real to me. This story of faith, along with fear of the unknown gripped these people, and tore their world apa...
  • Kristi
    I know a book is good when I read half of it in one sitting. This is what happened when I sat down to begin The Mayflower Bride. The story was captivating and soon had me swept away into the world of Mary Elizabeth Chapman and her experience on the Mayflower and in the New World.I liked the mixture of fictional characters and historical figures. It lent a believability to the story and made it interesting. The author lets the reader know at the b...
  • Amanda
    First of all, the cover of this book is beautiful. I was also very intrigued by the premise…the story follows Mary Chapman, who is travelling to the New World from Holland. I have never read a book about this time period so I was looking forward to this story.The author does a great job at capturing the emotions that the Mayflower passengers experienced during their long journey. The story really made me reflect on the apprehension and fear tha...
  • Kay
    .Kimberley Woodhouse has written a heartbreakingly beautiful, yet realistic story of the life happenings onboard the Mayflower as it traveled to the New World. During all the struggles, deaths and sickness, but not losing sight that God was with them.I truly wait in anticipation for the next Mayflower Bride book!This is definitely a Five Star + book.
  • Donita Corman
    I loved this historical fiction book on the Mayflower era. Full of rich history it was a fast read. Tear jerking at times reading the trials they endured but also endearing as we read Mary and Williams love story . I received a copy of thus from Barbour House and under no obligation to post a review
  • Susan Snodgrass
    Mary Chapman boards the Speedwell in 1620 as a Separatist seeking a better life in the New World. William Lytton embarks on the Mayflower as a carpenter looking for opportunities to succeed—and he may have found one when a man from the Virginia Company offers William a hefty sum to keep a stealth eye on company interests in the new colony. The season is far too late for good sailing and storms rage, but reaching land is no better as food is sca...
  • Katie
    I am very excited for this series. I love the idea of a multi-generational saga covering the important historical events in the United States. And I loved that it started with the Mayflower because there are not enough books about the Pilgrims. Having said that, this is the first novel I have read by Kimberley Woodhouse. And while the historical details were fascinating and seemed accurate, I felt that I was being told the story. I never lost mys...
  • Regina
    This is the first book in a new series by Barbour. I had high hopes for this first book. Don't get me wrong, I'm not saying it was horrible but it lacked firepower. Mary Elizabeth and her family leave everything they know behind to sail to the New World. Mary Elizabeth hates leaving her mothers grave. While sailing on the Speedwell, the Saints go through many trials. They eventually join the Mayflower. Again, they go through many trials but their...
  • Sarah Bowe
    From the title you know it's about the Mayflower. How hard and tragic that crossing was! I really enjoyed how William and Mary's relationship developed in sore of such loss for her. I loved her brother. Such a young boy going through grown up aches.*Thanks to NetGalley for letting me read the ARC*
  • Amy
    The Mayflower Bride is the beginning of the new series, Daughters of the Mayflower. I thought it was a great start to this series and look forward to the others when they release. I give this one 4 stars.
  • Kelly Tyree
    The Mayflower Bride is a book that takes you into the journey of the Separatists to Virginia in 1620. The story is told from the viewpoint of Mary Elizabeth Chapman, her young brother, and William Lytton, a carpenter. Mary Elizabeth has lost her mother and now she, her younger brother and her father are going to board the Speedwell and head to the America. Mary Elizabeth gains courage to take the trip from the Lord and from her best friend who is...
  • Connie
    This is the first book in the new daughters of the Mayflower series. In beginning of the book, Kimberley Woodhouse added a letter to the readers explaining the work involved in writing this book. She said that she carefully researched historical documents and journals to keep the book as accurate as possible. I never realized that that the English of the day didn’t have common spelling, a lot of it was phonetic. If you’ve ever struggled to re...
  • Mary
    “It wasn’t Mother, or Father, Dorothy, or David who had been her strength—had kept her going. It had been God working in her life through those people.” The Mayflower Bride begins a new series where each book is written by a different author. This first story is a fictional account based on true historical facts of the crossing of the Mayflower and their landing at Plymouth in the New World. The tale focuses predominantly on two individua...
  • Anne Rightler
    Having been to Plimouth Plantation and seen the replica of the Mayflower II, I was quite interested in reading The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse. Woodhouse has done a great job with the history and setting of this story. The reader feels like they are right there in the middle of the scenes. The mix of fictional characters with historical figures makes the story interesting and authentic. The sweet romance between Mary Elizabeth and Will...
  • Becky
    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 al...
  • Christie
    The Mayflower Bride intrigued me as it references a time in history that I haven't read much about (other than basic historical knowledge). It is easy to assume that it would be a hard journey to travel by boat across the ocean to a new, and barely charted, territory. Being cooped up in tight quarters with limited resources is a recipe for much illness, and in times when medicine was not what it is now, it is a lethal combination.While the charac...
  • Teresa
    When I first saw The Mayflower Bride by Kimberley Woodhouse I knew I wanted to read it. There are so few books about the time on the Mayflower I was instantly intrigued. It was interesting to read familiar names from history thrown in with the fictional characters. The trials and tribulations that were encountered on their journey were brought to life in a way that had me cringing at the thought of what people went through to make a new life in A...
  • Christine
    When I first heard about this series, I was super excited! Over the past year, I have researched my family history, and I discovered that I am a descendant of several passengers of The Mayflower.We all know that the voyage of The Mayflower was horrible for the passengers. I feel that Kimberley Woodhouse did a wonderful job portraying what it would have been like on that voyage. The true story is compelling, and this book brought the story to life...