Release Date: February 2018
Author: Kimberley Woodhouse
Kimberley Woodhouse is a Christian romance author known for bringing characters together through extraordinary circumstances. In the past she has written novels with Tracie Peterson and on her own, and has been mostly well received by critics. Some accuse her books of being to predictable, and at times I would have to agree. Woodhouse is beginning a new historical romance series titled Daughters of the Mayflower, and is set to release the entire series this year. She is collaborating with four other Christian authors to write the series, and I find it encouraging that she did not attempt to write the entire series on her own, as this will hopefully ensure more original content. The first installment is coming out next month and is titled The Mayflower Bride. The plot features a man and a woman who are both seeking new lives in the New World. Mary Elizabeth Chapman boards the Speedwell, and William Lytton boards the Mayflower. Mary is seeking freedom of religion, and WIlliam desires new career opportunities. However, William falls in with the wrong crowd, which will have a negative impact on his dreams. As we all know, the passengers of the Speedwell had to eventually join those on their sister ship, the Mayflower, because of damage to the former ship. Therefore, if my suspicions are correct, Mary and William will eventually be thrown together in a whirlwind romance. However, I hope that Woodhouse will take the time needed to develop the characters and focus on the plot as a whole.