Monday, June 15, 2015
Extraordinary story about the early Puritan settlers that colonized the Northeast coast. This insightful book is the tale of Mary, a minister's wife who's courage and reason is tested when she and her children are captured by marauding Native Americans. This is not a one dimensional book. Mary is a sensitive, but moral woman. She helps congregants other shun, defying her husband behind his back. She is torn, struggling with the double standard and the lack of Christian charity. Her entire world is thrown upside down, when she is abducted and forced into tribal life. Her harrowing experiences are both heart wrenching, the graphic descriptions of the attack one of the most frightening things I've ever read. The author's detail is stunningly vivid. Mary must examine her own prejudices, questioning the values that she accepted against her won common sense. Based on truth, this is a wonderful book about the early settlers who set the platform of this country and had the strength to weather the obstacles and endure the hardships making them strong.
Carole P. Roman