Book Review Thursday: My Name Is Resolute

MyNameIsResoluteIf you’ve never read any of Nancy E. Turner’s books, her latest book is truly a gem.  The book is around 600 pages in length, but if you’re interested in early American history, you may not want the book to end.

The book was a major project and the amount of research she put into the book is reflected in page after page of vivid details of the challenges faced by early American colonists.  The story is told through the eyes of Resolute Catherine Eugenia Talbot.

The book opens in 1729 Jamaica where her father runs a plantation and ends just after the Revolutionary War.  The book, highly reflective of the times, tells of Resolute and her sister Patience being captured by pirates and indentured as slaves to American Puritan families in the opening chapters.

It’s an often harrowing tale masterfully woven with vivid imagery  — you will feel like YOU WERE THERE.  The book chronicles the unique hardships that Resolute and her family encountered in the early days of America.

As the British government regulations and taxes become more onerous, the fledgling colonies are stirring with calls for revolution.  Historic characters such as Paul Revere and John Hancock play a role in the story as well.

Don’t be intimidated by the length of the book, embrace it … it’s a very well-told story that you won’t soon forget.

Rating:  ★★★★★

Have a GREAT day . . . someday it will be HISTORY!

© Sharon Hall (Digging History), 2015.


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