Author: Shannon McNear
Genre: Historical Romance
Series: Daughters of the Lost Colony #1
Release Date: December 1, 2021
A Journey Full of Hope...
Escape into a riveting story based on the mystery of the Lost Colony of Roanoke.
Author Shannon McNear portrays history with vivid authenticity.
In 1587, Elinor White Dare sailed from England heavy with her first child but full of hopes. Her father, a renowned artist and experienced traveler, has convinced her and her bricklayer husband Ananias to make the journey to the New World. Land, they are promised, more goodly and beautiful than they can ever imagine. But nothing goes as planned from landing at the wrong location, to facing starvation, to the endless wait for help to arrive. And, beyond her comprehension, Elinor finds herself utterly alone. . . .
The colony at Roanoke disappeared into the shadows of history. But, what if one survived to leave a lasting legacy?
Reviewer: Laura J. Davis
What happened to the lost colony of Roanoke? In this beautifully written historical romance, author Shannon McNear takes us on a journey of possibilities.
I was intrigued by the premise of this book. The author introduces us to Elinor White Dare, who, along with her husband Ananias and her father, journeys to the New World with other colonists, never expecting things to go from bad to worse.
No one knows what happened to the lost colony of Roanoke, but the author has given us fiction that is so real, I wonder if the colony was not so much lost, but more likely never found. The research into this novel is evident and vast. The author did a remarkable job sharing facts, moulding fiction into it and making me believe the events as described actually happened. Elinor is a true heroine, and the circumstances of her life show the guts and determination of those who set out across the ocean to a vast and mysterious land.
I was captivated by this story. If you like history and romance, I highly recommend Elinor.
I received a copy of this book courtesy of Barbour through Netgalley.
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