Tuesday, July 29, 2008

A book review..... A Bride most Begrudging....





A Bride most Begrudging, was written by Deeanne Gist, and is the story of the daughter of an Earl, who was kidnapped, brought to America, and sold as a tobacco bride.....

In the 1600's women were needed to off set the uneven numbers of men in the colonies. It was thought these women would help establish roots in the colonies so the men would become less movable and would not want to return to Europe. Women were needed to strengthen the settlements by having children, working the farms, and cooking the meals. In the beginning these women were widows and spinsters, who volunteered to come to America, but as the need for women became greater prisoners were eventually transported. Occasionally a women would be kidnapped off the street and brought to America against her will.....
Once in America, these women lived in isolation, on farms in the wilderness, where they faced disease, exposure to the elements, lack of medicine, lack of supplies, and Indian attacks.....
A Bride Most Begrudging is a story centered around Constance Morrow, a moralistic upper class woman, who is not only intelligent, but highly educated, yet lacks the everyday knowledge of running a home. She is perfectly capable of doing mathematical equations and puzzles, but is ignorant as to how to start a fire, make candles, milk a goat, cook, or even wash dishes. Through her hardships and experiences she learns to love the land. She eventually falls in love with her husband.....
This was one of those books I just couldn't put down. It was a very interesting read. It is a book that has been recommended by several of the Christianity sites on the web. It's compelling, sad, and even funny at times. It has won the Christy Award in literature......


1 comment:

Firefly Nights said...

This sounds like a good read. I'll have to add it to my list of books to buy that I unfortunately won't have time to read for a while.

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