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)

  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Melanie
    The Mayflower Bride was an okay read. I didn't really like or dislike the characters, so that made it hard to connect to the story. I found parts very interesting, but overall it was just okay. I'm hoping I like the next book in this series better...
  • 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 ...
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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...
  • Amanda Geaney (Christian Shelf-Esteem)
    Years ago, my husband and I took a tour of the Mayflower II, a replica of the historic vessel that delivered Saints and Strangers to the New World. Kimberley Woodhouse drew those memories to the forefront of my mind as I began reading her newest novel, The Mayflower Bride. Pairing the two together, I felt a new appreciation for all the Separatists risked to escape persecution and gain religious freedom.This story follows the path of a young woman...
  • 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...
  • Yvette (bookworlder)
    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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Amy Leigh
    This is a Young Adult/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, who doesn't...
  • Karen R
    "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 Waltner
    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 ...
  • Rachael
    I really enjoyed the history in this read. The characters are wonderful, and it helps give a real perspective to what the people suffered that took on the adventure of coming to the New World.The book is written in a somewhat YA type...for which I’m thrilled because it is a book I can let my teenager daughter enjoy. Finding books like that is really hard to do these days.I thoroughly enjoyed this read and highly recommend any history lovers to ...
  • Caroline
    The historical aspect of the story was fascinating - I don’t think I’ve read another book set during this time period - but everything else was rather weak. None of the characters or relationships were fleshed out - maybe that’s due to the restrictions of writing about real people?I received a copy of this book as a Goodread giveaway.
  • 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...
  • Amanda Tero
    I have been intrigued with the Mayflower’s voyage since a little child. Kimberly Woodhouse does a fantastic job with capturing the full story of the Saints’ journey from the Speedwell to the Mayflower and the heartache, sickness, and trials the passengers had. While Kimberly took fictional liberties with dialogue and a few expressions, I found her timeline to be on-target. The historian in me really liked it.Her Christian themes were also ver...