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  • Paperback: 582 pages
  • Publisher: Mariner Books; Reprint edition (22 April 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 054422292X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0544222922
  • Product Dimensions: 13.5 x 3.8 x 20.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (31 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 852,325 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From the bestselling author of KATHERINE, this is the 17th Century story of Elizabeth Winthrop and her struggle against hardship and adversity in the new American colonies. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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Anya Seton was born in New York City and grew up on her father's large estate in Cos Cob and Greenwich, Connecticut, where visiting Indians taught her Indian dancing and woodcraft. One Sioux chief called her Anutika, which means 'cloud grey eyes', a name which the family shortened to Anya. She was educated by governesses, and then travelled abroad, first to England, then to France where she hoped to become a doctor. She studied for a while at the Hotel Dieu hospital in Paris before marrying at eighteen and having three children. She began writing in 1938 with a short story sold to a newspaper syndicate and the first of her novels was published in 1941. She died in 1990. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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44 of 44 people found the following review helpful By Misfit TOP 1000 REVIEWER on 30 Jan 2007
Format: Paperback
What an incredible story of an amazing woman. Elizabeth Fones, married into the Winthrop family, the leader of that being John Winthrop who took his family to New England to govern the Massachusetts Bay Colony. Elizabeth was a rare woman indeed, going on to being one of the few women of her times to be a large landholder, married three times and finally finding great happiness and love in the last one to Will Hallet.

This book has it all -- passion, madness, bigotry, ignorant superstitions and religious persecution. The author beautifully weaves her story so that you feel you are there, from terrors of sailing the Atlantic, small pox, the sights, sounds and smells of the times, everything is perfectly melded to entertain and educate you about this period. I was also sorrowed at the eventual treatment of the Native Americans, from originally friendly terms, then to end so tragically. I found out much about a period in our nation's history that I only had the briefest of recollections from those long ago history lessons in school.

Anyone who enjoys historical fiction should put this one on their list. Highly recommended.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. M. E. Fox on 14 Sep 2007
Format: Paperback
This is the first book that I have read by Anya Seton and what a story it told.
Elizabeth Winthrop,whose life story this is, comes over as a strong character who you really care about.

The discription of life for the first settlers on the eastern seaboard of America really makes you appreciate how hard life was for them.
I could not put this book down and I recommend it to anyone who, not only loves a good story but enjoys history as well.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 15 May 2007
Format: Mass Market Paperback
This is a dazzling work of historical fiction that I first read as a young adult. Now, over thirty years after first reading it, I find that time has not diminished the power and passion of this exquisitely written work of historical fiction. At the heart of this fine novel, is Elizabeth Fones, an Englishwoman who would marry her first cousin, Harry Winthrop, and would go on to lead a life of which few of us would dream.

As a member of the austerely Puritan Winthrop family, Elizabeth would chafe under its restrictive influences. When the family fortunes abated in England due to the religious beliefs of the family patriarch, John Winthrop, Elizabeth's uncle and father-in-law, the entire family sets off for the New World to become founding members of the Massachusetts Bay colony, a theocracy under which Elizabeth was to know much heartache.

A passionate and vibrant woman, Elizabeth would have a number of personal situations that would cause her to become notorious amongst the Puritan colonists. She would be both reviled and admired for her actions, which were singular for those times. This is an absorbing, page turner of a book that takes a look at sixteenth century England during the tumultuous time that preceded the civil war that would see an act of regicide and the rise of Puritan Oliver Cromwell. It also relates the turmoil that underlay the government of the nascent Massachusetts Bay colony with all its factionalism, restrictive practices, and bigotry.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By marcus@markat.co.uk on 15 Nov 2000
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Another of her books you will not be able to put down until it is finished. Anya Seton has again managed to take a seemingly insignificant character out of history and bring them to life. Elizabeth Winthrop, the neice of John Winthrop the first governor of New England, is certainly one of those characters. Set at the time of the Mayflower and Puritan England and then in the new colonies of America.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Lawyeraau HALL OF FAMETOP 500 REVIEWER on 3 Feb 2009
Format: Hardcover
This is a dazzling work of historical fiction that I first read as a young adult. Now, over thirty years after first reading it, I find that time has not diminished the power and passion of this exquisitely written work of historical fiction. At the heart of this fine novel, is Elizabeth Fones, an Englishwoman who would marry her first cousin, Harry Winthrop, and would go on to lead a life of which few of us would dream.

As a member of the austerely Puritan Winthrop family, Elizabeth would chafe under its restrictive influences. When the family fortunes abated in England due to the religious beliefs of the family patriarch, John Winthrop, Elizabeth's uncle and father-in-law, the entire family sets off for the New World to become founding members of the Massachusetts Bay colony, a theocracy under which Elizabeth was to know much heartache.

A passionate and vibrant woman, Elizabeth would have a number of personal situations that would cause her to become notorious amongst the Puritan colonists. She would be both reviled and admired for her actions, which were singular for those times. This is an absorbing, page turner of a book that takes a look at sixteenth century England during the tumultuous time that preceded the civil war that would see an act of regicide and the rise of Puritan Oliver Cromwell. It also relates the turmoil that underlay the government of the nascent Massachusetts Bay colony with all its factionalism, restrictive practices, and bigotry.
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