With Thanksgiving only a week away I have been pulling together some books to read during the holiday.
I recently ran across the first two volumes of The American Adventure series by Barbour & Company at the library book sale.
The books are written for young readers, so they should be a quick read.
The first book in the series is The Mayflower Adventure by Colleen L. Reece. It will be interesting to see this narrative written from the perspective of a 10 and 12 year old. This will give me insight into my ancestors voyage on the Mayflower.
See: Mayflower Ancestry
I have several ancestors who lived in the Plymouth Colony. See: Pilgrim Ancestry
The third book in the series is Dream Seekers by Loree Lough and is about Roger Williams. Now that I know what it is about I need to find it.
I also recently read The Mayflower Destiny by Cyril Leek Marshall. The book is about the way the Pilgrims worked and lived in Plymouth Colony. Many of the pictures in the book come from the recreated Plymouth village.
Did you know that Roger Williams once lived in the Plymouth Colony? I find it interesting that very few books or internet sites about the Pilgrims and Plymouth talk about Roger Williams living with them, and the same is true in reverse.
There is one very interesting connection between Roger Williams and the Pilgrims that is very difficult to find anything written about on Pilgrim or Williams sites. I will hopefully write about this connection soon.
I have also been reading some books about Puritans lately. I am currently about half way through The Puritan Oligarchy by Thomas Jefferson Wertenbaker.
Do you know the difference between the Pilgrims and the Puritans? See: Were the Pilgrims Puritans?
Now to get back to reading 🙂