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Friday, July 18, 2014

Book Beginnings: America's Women

Book Beginnings on Friday is a meme hosted by Gilion at Rose City Reader. Anyone can participate; just share the opening sentence of your current read, making sure that you include the title and author so others know what you're reading.

America's Women: Four Hundred Years of Dolls, Drudges, Helpmates, and Heroines by Gail Collins

"Eleanor Dare must have been either extraordinarily adventurous or easily led."

After all, why else would she travel to the New World on the first ship of settlers, pregnant? Seems like an unpleasant trip in the best of times, and pregnancy is not usually the best of times. Shortly after landing she gave birth to Virginia Dare, the first baby born in America. sadly, no one knows what happened to the colonists on Roanoke Island.


8 comments:

Sandra Nachlinger said...

Sounds interesting. I'll take a "peek inside" on Amazon to see how the author presents the history.
Here's my Friday post: MURDER ON ASTOR PLACE.

Anne Bennett said...

I am very interested in this topic. I think I will look it up.

Tea norman said...

I always wonder what happened to those people.

Claudia {Sparrowhawk} said...

Oh goodness me! I love historical fiction/non-fiction stories; thank you so much for sharing this one :)

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Katherine P said...

This sounds interesting! This is a story that's always fascinated me so I'll have to look for this book. Thanks for sharing!

Fiza Halliwell said...

Not my genre but I'm intrigued by this one :D Thanks for sharing!

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Elizabeth said...

This sounds GREAT!!

Virginia Dare...is that the GingerAle lady? :)

THANKS for sharing. Sound terrific.

Elizabeth
Silver's Reviews
My Book Beginnings

Lisbeth@The Content Reader said...

Great opening!