The UnPuritans (The Hanscome Trilogy Book 1)
by Dr. Joan Adsit Dickinson
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Can struggling immigrants, slaves, lovers and families survive against all odds?
In Book 1 of The Hanscome Trilogy -- Imagine immigrants taking over a land, and with nary a thought, overrunning those who lived there first. Imagine death sentences for disobeying harsh religious codes. Imagine floggings for the sin of loving someone of a different skin color. Imagine your labor, your life and your very soul cruelly dangled in front of your eyes, only to have them snatched away. Imagine you, the new conqueror, copying your past hateful masters and stealing others' freedoms.
Yes, this exists today in 2017, but it is also the timeless story of the Hanscome family in 17th century New England.
Orphaned, unsure and suspicious, Thomas Hanscombe arrives in Salem in 1629 at age eleven with Joan, his soothing older sister; her optimistic husband, Richard Claydon; and his younger brother, love-smitten Barnaby. They suffer hardships akin to slavery at the hands of the Puritans as indentured servants, but their indomitable spirits persevere. They brutally kill and are killed. They fear, love, laugh, hate, desire, lie, create, protect, enslave and die. They seize their destinies regardless of sex, race or religion.
The backbone of The UnPuritans is based on the factual genealogy of the first three generations of Hanscomes, the author's ancestors.
PRAISE FOR THE UNPURITANS:
"I read this entire book in just two sittings. I simply could not put it down. And as soon as I finished, I started the second book in the trilogy. Never before have I been so captivated by a family saga and so connected in mind, body and spirit with the characters in a historical fiction series. Joan Dickinson has done an outstanding service to this period in history, allowing us to not just know what it was to live then, but to feel it with every fiber of our beings. Thank you, Joan." --- D. D. Scott, International Bestselling Author
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Joan Dickinson has worn many hats - history ...
Length: 334 Pages (5,894 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: May 24th, 2020