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, Romance, Christian

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...
  • Heidi Robbins (Heidi Reads...)
    I have to admit, I first wanted to read this book because of the amazing cover. I was intrigued by the historical setting and what story the author would tell. While the book has plenty of details of the Speedwell and Mayflower voyages, they were basic and I didn't find them very compelling and didn't feel immersed in the setting. I felt like I was being told facts instead of experiencing it along with the characters. I liked Mary Elizabeth and t...
  • Deanne Patterson
    I was really excited to have an opportunity to read and review the first book in the Daughters of the Mayflower series,The Mayflower bride. I really love reading historical facts and learning historical things in books I read. Now I know this is a fiction book but many of the facts presented I was not aware of since I don't regularly read in the time period presented. The author included a glossary of terms used in the book and I found it so help...
  • Candace
    Mary Elizabeth Chapman, with her father and younger brother, David, are sailing on the Speedwell to the New World. William Lytton, a carpenter, is sailing on the Mayflower to the same destination. As the Speedwell has to make port several times because of leaks, it is decided that she is not seaworthy and its passengers transfer to the Mayflower. Mary Elizabeth is member of a religious group known as Separatist. They want to completely separate f...
  • 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...
  • Marlene
    " 'When you don't know what to pray, Mary Elizabeth, pray the words Jesus taught us… pray scripture.' Mother's words floated over her, and a single tear slipped down her cheek."The Mayflower Bride (2018, Barbour), first in the The Daughters of the Mayflower series by Kimberley Woodhouse, is a historical Christian romance set between 1620-1621 mostly on the open seas. The novel is a standalone story. I chose to read this book because two of m...
  • 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...
  • Maureen Timerman
    Putting faces to the story that we have known about forever, or at least we thought we did, this sure was not an easy ride, and from the beginning with three tries to leave England, we commence on the long journey,When I first considered reading this book, I remembered that Priscilla Mullens and John Alden are my children’s ancestors from my husband’s side of the family. So, I tried to make this personal as to what it felt like on that life c...
  • 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 ...
  • Andrea
    Tragedy and HopeA fictional yet very real look into the voyage of the Mayflower. The author does an amazing job of portraying the danger, sickness, and tragic losses the passengers endured mixed with the hope of a new life in the new world. There is a romance in the story as well. I don't feel it is the main focus. I recommend reading the author notes. They are very informative.
  • Amber Stokes
    The Mayflower Bride is a light read with moments and lines of greater depth. Unfortunately, the majority of my thoughts are more critical in nature, but that isn't to say this story isn't enjoyable or meaningful!I appreciated the generous nature of the main characters. Mary Elizabeth spends much of the book caring for those who are sick; William often uses his carpentry skills or strength to help on board the ship or preparing the colony; and eve...
  • Loraine
    My husband's 10th great grandfather was William Bradford, so I was definitely looking forward to reading this book; and it did not disappoint. This is the heartrending and horrifying fictional story of the Separatists voyage across the Atlantic to the eastern coast of the United States in 1600-01. This story is vividly written and closely follows the historic timeline of events while using a few fictional characters mixed among the actual sojourn...
  • 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...
  • Amy
    The Mayflower Bride showed through a simple story the dangerous and life altering decisions that brought the Pilgrims to the New World and brought that story to life. I was very impressed with how the author included the important true events that happened on the Speedwell, the Mayflower, and life in America. This is a story of a young woman who is starting out on a new adventure and a new life that is far from what she knows and it is an uncerta...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Suzie
    Personally, I've not read many (or any) fiction books set on The Mayflower. Ships, yes. This particular ship, nope. The author was intentional about leaving those people who truly sailed to The New World on this ship in her story. She even included events that occurred during their voyage.And yet, she managed to weave a fictionalized story within the details of history that both honors and brings to life the long and treacherous voyage across an ...
  • Amy Leigh
    This is a Young Adult/Christian/Historical Fiction novel about the voyage of The Mayflower. This is about the separatists who wanted refuge from religious persecution and sought that in the New World. The MC, Mary, and her family were chosen to be on the first voyage after failed attempts with the Speedwell. She's not happy about this and it takes a lot of looking within to be brave and have faith on her journey. She meets William, a carpenter, w...
  • Nikki
    THIS REVIEW & MORE → SYNOPSES BY SARGEI received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.So…let me just start this off with saying that I think I fell in love with William Lytton. Why don’t they make men like that anymore? William is a man who knows how to treat a lady: chivalrous, prays with Mary Elizabeth (sighs), spends time with her little brother, attempts to speak with her father, and most importantly, would do anythi...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Jenn
    Reading outside my usual genres again, thanks to Goodreads Giveaways. "The Mayflower Bride" is a very well written and researched story -- it's got enough gritty bits of historical fact mixed in with the misty-eyed, very G-rated romance and not too much religion -- all in all very well balanced for the young adult audience, something I'd be comfortable loaning to the 12 year old neighbor girl, or a nice little old lady at the Quaker retirement ho...
  • Paula Shreckhise
    The Mayflower Bride by Kimberly Woodhouse This is the first in a series: Daughters of the Mayflower. It is set in Holland, England and Plimouth, near Cape Cod in America in 1620. Most of the book takes place aboard the Speedwell and the Mayflower, ships that are making their way to the New World. I love learning about history and this is just like stepping back in time. A simpler time but a harder time. The players are the passengers of The Speed...
  • Lisa Johnson
    Title: The Mayflower Bride (Daughters of the Mayflower #1)Author: Kimberley WoodhousePages: 256Year: 2018Publisher: Barbour BooksMy rating 5 out of 5 stars.When I start a story, it sometimes takes me a minute or two to find myself engaged in the book. It doesn’t matter what type of book I am reading. After I finished this book, I took time to contemplate and consider my review before I began writing. Kimberley Woodhouse is a favorite author of ...
  • Christi
    Mary Elizabeth is wary of the future. Standing on the deck of the ship Speedway in 1620, she reminisces about her life in Holland and is worried about her trip to the New World. Holland wasn't home but it was where her mother had taken her final breath, and having to leave her behind is gut wrenching for Mary Elizabeth, her little brother David, and their father. They are hoping the New World will also mean a new and better life away from persecu...
  • Lynda Edwards
    This book is the first in a new series from Barbour, The Daughters of the Mayflower. We get to journey across the ocean with a small band of Saints and Strangers, facing storms and sickness in an attempt to build a life where they can worship as they feel led. After reading this opening novel, I am really looking forward to where the next authors will take the series!When I first opened the pages that detailed the characters and the sailing terms...