Troubador The Mayflower Marriage

Released: 28/03/2020

ISBN: 9781838592899

Format: Paperback

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The Mayflower Marriage breathes life into the story of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth in 1620. This compelling and very human story follows John Alden and Priscilla Mullins as they fall in love during the historic 1620 crossing of The Mayflower from Plymouth to Massachusetts. This love is constantly challenged, but survives batterings and betrayals and through this the couple achieve a stronger and deeper devotion. 


John and Priscilla meet in England as preparations for the Mayflower’s departure are in progress, Priscilla as a passenger and John as a crew member. They gradually discover their mutual attraction as they cope with a voyage fraught with sickness, strife and the ferocious storms. Life in early Plymouth is grim as the settlers suffer famine, disease, and death. John can only watch as Priscilla cares unceasingly for the members of her family, as one after another she loses her father, mother and younger brother. He longs to assist and comfort her but is prevented by Pilgrim morality and rigid social norms.  

Over time, conditions in the new colony gradually improve, with help from friendly Native Americans and occasional supply ships. Despite resistance from the Pilgrim leadership, John and Priscilla finally marry and raise a family. The sweeping, heroic narrative follows them throughout the remainder of their long and eventful lives, raising a family while navigating the political infighting and squabbling of the early Pilgrim society.

The Mayflower Marriage is due for publication in March 2020 in time for the 400th anniversary of the sailing of The Mayflower in 1620.

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Arminal Dare grew up near Philadelphia, USA and can trace her family history back to 1620 where her ancestors sailed to the New World on the Mayflower. She has always had an abiding interest in American history so it was natural that her first novel should combine these two elements.


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