Synopses & Reviews
Almost Home is the story of the pilgrims' journey to America and of God's providence and provision.
Several of the characters in the story—Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins, and Elizabeth Tilley—were actual passengers on the Mayflower. Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. The journey was filled with trials, joys, and some surprises, but when she reached the New World, she experienced a new life, new freedom, and new home.
Wendy Lawton has taken the facts of the pilgrims' journey to the New World, and from this information filled in personal details to create a genuine and heart-warming story.
This well-researched and well-written book tells the Pilgrim story -- a story of persecution, hardship, determination, and faith in God -- as seen through the eyes of 13-year-old Mary Chilton. Must reading for young ladies.
-Eugene A. Fortine, Governor General of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants
The story of the Pilgrims' journey to America, and of God's providence and provision in their journey. Several of the characters mentioned in the story--Mary Chilton, Constance Hopkins and Elizabeth Tilley--were actual passengers on the Mayflower.
Mary Chilton was a young girl when she left her home in Holland and traveled to America onboard the Mayflower with her parents. Lawton has taken the facts of the Pilgrims' journey to the New World and filled in personal details to create a genuine and heartwarming story.
About the Author
WENDY LAWTON, an award-winning writer, sculptor, and doll designer, founded the Lawton Doll Company in 1979. She currently works as an agent for the Books and Such Literary Agency. Wendy has written numerous books, including six for her Daughters of Faith series and four for her Real TV series. Wendy is active in her church and is a frequent speaker for women's groups. Wendy and her husband, Keith, are parents to three adult children and live in Hilmar, California.
Table of Contents
1. Windmills and Wounded Hearts
2. Farewell to Leyden
3. Trouble on the Open Seas
4. From Land to Sea and Back Again
5. A Vast and Furious Ocean
6. Mutiny on the Mayflower
7. The Bleak Sandy Shore
8. Gunpowder and Buried Treasure
9. Almost There
10. The Mayflower Nannies
11. Samoset and Squanto
12. Giving Thanks